Last week Oscar-winninger actress and Bridget Jones star Renee Zellweger stepped out on the red carpet for the first time in years, and the twitter-verse exploded.
Zellweger looked different, noticeably visibly different. Did she have work done? Was it just age and time and a different outlook?
As the story blew up, Zellweger issued a statement which addresses the issue but doesn't give specifics, saying "I'm glad folks think I look different! I'm living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows... I am healthy."
Every other fame-seeking plastic surgeon was on TMZ or ET or wherever speculating what work she had done... and all of a sudden it felt icky.
Did she have work done? Sure is possible. Should we care? Sure it's interesting and somewhat salacious and we are curious, but this is no Kenny Rogers or Meg Ryan episode of Botched... it is a middle aged adult in a looks-oriented business doing what she wants to.
Amid all the chatter, I loved what actor Zachary Quinto had to say about the discussion...
"I thought [the Internet response] was completely bizarre and really aggressive, and it infiltrated the zeitgeist in such a powerful way in such a short amount of time — and she looks amazing, first of all. Second of all, she acknowledged her position, and I thought she did it in an intelligent and classy way. And third of all, so what? You know what I mean? Who’s not getting work done? Who’s not trying to bend to the unrealistic expectations of women when they’re young, let alone when they’re older? I thought she did it in a really bold and beautiful way. I think she looks amazing and if she’s happy, then shut the fuck up, everybody.”