Renee Zellweger on Why She Took a Break From Acting: ‘I Got Sick of the Sound of My Own Voice’

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Renee Zellweger, famous Hollywood actress, has a very thoughtful rumination on fame. In a new interview with British Vogue, the star of the upcoming Bridget Jones’s Baby discussed why she took a hiatus from acting following her turn in 2010’s My Own Love Song. "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," Zellweger said. "You cannot be a good storyteller if you don't have life experiences, and you can't relate to people." The actress, who is also slated to star in Same Kind of Different As Me next year, explained, “As a creative person, saying no to that wonderful once-in-a-lifetime project is hard. But I was fatigued and wasn't taking the time I needed to recover between projects, and it caught up with me. I got sick of the sound of my own voice: It was time to go away and grow up a bit." Zellweger then accidentally slid down a fireman’s pole directly into a Vogue photo shoot in the most charming way possible, you have to assume.