Renée Zellweger's 6-Year Hiatus from Hollywood Shows Why We All Need a Break Sometimes

Back in January, Renée Zellweger was the talk of the town when she stepped into the public eye for the first time in about six years. She looked different, according to nearly everyone, and that was the only thing that people could talk about. No one actually asked WHY she was gone for all those years but luckily, the answer has finally been revealed. 

In the July issue of British Vogue, the actress finally opens up about why she took a six-year break from Hollywood, according to Us Weekly. The 47-year-old actress, most known for her role in Bridget Jones's Diary, said the primary reason was that she was exhausted. She said, “I was fatigued and wasn't taking the time I needed to recover between projects, and it caught up with me.” She went on to add, ”I got sick of the sound of my own voice: It was time to go away and grow up a bit." And that she did. 

But it wasn’t just sitting around alone during those six years. “I found anonymity, so I could have exchanges with people on a human level and be seen and heard, not be defined by this image that precedes me when I walk into a room," she told the magazine. "You cannot be a good storyteller if you don't have life experiences, and you can't relate to people." We totally agree. 

And now, six years later, she is ready to get back into the fast lane with three new films coming up, including Bridget Jones’s Baby. Although we missed her these last few years, we are so excited that she is ready and eager to be back on the big screen (especially as our spirit animal Bridget Jones).