Zellweger admitted in a new interview this week that she doesn't always love the spotlight. While she enjoys actually making films, she's not a big fan of all the publicity that comes with it.
"I like the job. I really like the job," she told Chelsea Handler. "I like to go to a set. I like the camaraderie. … Fame is just weird to me. It’s not natural. You know, it’s not natural, and you don’t have an opportunity to really meet people in a genuine way."
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Zellweger added that she first got a taste during the premiere of her film Jerry Maguire. She had hoped to spend the big night with her parents, but instead she had to fulfill various media obligations.
"You have responsibilities that don’t include them," Zellweger continued. "It’s like a distancing that they feel like they’re losing you in some way. We talked in the lobby of the hotel and [my mom] was so vulnerable. It broke my heart. It made it clear to me really early on that this was going to be a difficult transition for both of us really."
Of course, another downside of fame is the constant speculation about her appearance. Zellweger first sparked rumors that she went under the knife at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards in 2014. But she has alway said she hasn't had any work done.
"I'm glad folks think I look different!" she said at the time. "I'm living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows."
Still, the plastic surgery rumors continued. And they only intensified during Zellweger's press tour for Bridget Jones's Baby. But she again dismissed the speculation last month while slamming the media's coverage of her changed face.
"Not that it’s anyone’s business, but I did not make a decision to alter my face and have surgery on my eyes," she wrote in a Huffington Post essay. "This fact is of no true import to anyone at all, but that the possibility alone was discussed among respected journalists and became a public conversation is a disconcerting illustration of news/entertainment confusion and society’s fixation on physicality."
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