Renee Zellweger on Time Off from Hollywood: "I Had a Great Time"


Posted on: September 14th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

Matthew Eisman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Renee Zellweger will be back in theaters Friday in Bridget Jones’s Baby, but the return to the role comes after the Oscar winner took a long vacation — her last big screen role was in 2010’s My Own Love Song

She relished the time off, she told Kelly Ripa and her Live with Kelly guest co-host Neil Patrick Harris. “Kinda great, Kelly! I gotta tell you. I went to the grocery store and nobody noticed,” Renee joked.

“I had a great time,” Zellweger explained. “I just needed a little normalcy, I think, you know. I wanted to meet people — and really meet them. 

Zellweger explained she spent her free time going to her nieces’ and nephews’ school plays, and going back to take some college classes — to which Harris admitted he wanted to do. 

“I highly recommend it because it’s very different than when it’s the perfunctory thing that you’re supposed to do after you finish high school to make your parents happy…Because now you kinda have an idea about what you’re interested in and what you want to know more about — so when you go and study it’s not because you need to make a grade, but because you want to know what’s in a book.” 

“Oh my God, I so hope my son is not watching this right now,” Ripa interjected to laughs about her and her husband Mark Consuelos’ college-age son Michael. 

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Renee Zellweger on Time Off from Hollywood: "I Had a Great Time"


Posted on: September 14th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

Matthew Eisman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Renee Zellweger will be back in theaters Friday in Bridget Jones’s Baby, but the return to the role comes after the Oscar winner took a long vacation — her last big screen role was in 2010’s My Own Love Song

She relished the time off, she told Kelly Ripa and her Live with Kelly guest co-host Neil Patrick Harris. “Kinda great, Kelly! I gotta tell you. I went to the grocery store and nobody noticed,” Renee joked.

“I had a great time,” Zellweger explained. “I just needed a little normalcy, I think, you know. I wanted to meet people — and really meet them. 

Zellweger explained she spent her free time going to her nieces’ and nephews’ school plays, and going back to take some college classes — to which Harris admitted he wanted to do. 

“I highly recommend it because it’s very different than when it’s the perfunctory thing that you’re supposed to do after you finish high school to make your parents happy…Because now you kinda have an idea about what you’re interested in and what you want to know more about — so when you go and study it’s not because you need to make a grade, but because you want to know what’s in a book.” 

“Oh my God, I so hope my son is not watching this right now,” Ripa interjected to laughs about her and her husband Mark Consuelos’ college-age son Michael. 

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