Renée Zellweger Says She Once Overheard Strangers Calling Her ‘Stupid’

Three years ago, Renée Zellweger got a lot of heat when she walked the red carpet and looked totally unrecognizable. Now, she’s opening up about the humiliation that ensued afterward.

The plastic surgery rumors started almost immediately. At the time, she told reporters she was “glad” people thought she looked different. But apparently things were much worse behind closed doors.

She spoke to SiriusXM’s Jess Cagle during a Town Hall session, and shared that one day while in London, a man sat next to her on the subway and started talking to the two women he was with.

“They were talking about Hollywood and how Hollywood ladies are so silly, especially that Renée Zellweger,” she said.

She remembered him saying, “How could she do that? Why would she go and have surgery on her face like we wouldn’t know? She doesn’t look like herself, and you can’t just do that where you go and don’t look like yourself, ‘cause we expect you to look like yourself.”

“And I thought, ‘Wow, that’s interesting. Anyway, here’s my stop,’ ” she continued. “So I get up and I stand next to the door waiting for it to open and the man is still talking about how stupid I am. And he looked up and he said, ‘Oh God, you’re not — you are! Oh my God, but you look just like yourself!’ And I said, ‘Yeah, it’s funny how that works, isn’t it?’”

Watch the interview below:

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