Renée’s weighty issues


Renée Zellweger is worried playing Bridget Jones again will damage her health. The actress gained weight to play the eternal singleton for Bridget Jones’ Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, before rapidly shedding the weight, and admits she’s concerned about the effects of yo-yo dieting.

She said, “My body is whacked by the time we finish one of those. It doesn’t know what has happened because it thinks there’s supposed to be a baby and there’s no christening.

“Did you see that movie about fast food, Supersize Me? I had a panic attack with all the specialists talking about how bad this is for you, long-term, putting on that much weight in short periods of time and they’re saying, ‘You must stop this now or you’re going to die’.”

Despite her concerns, Renée says she would consider playing Bridget again if author Helen Fielding comes up with some new material.