Girl, get it! Renee Zellweger worked her incredible frame from every angle in a highly flattering little black dress at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Grants Banquet in Beverly Hills on Thursday, August 4.
The Oscar-winning actress, 47, was in fine form in the sleeveless frock, which boasted a cinched waist and a ruffled high-low hemline. She accessorized with pointed-toe pumps in a metallic, oil-spill hue.
On the beauty front, she rocked a romantic, undone ponytail with a few curls pulled loose to frame her face. She also modeled blushed cheeks on a glowing complexion with an understated rose-colored lip.
It’s been nearly two years since Zellweger turned heads at Elle’s 21st Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration with an especially smooth face. Since then people have speculated that she underwent plastic surgery, but the Bridget Jones’s Baby actress has ignored the chatter. “[That curiosity is] not really part of my life,” she told the Today show in March. “It’s part of the job that I don’t experience except when I step into this arena.”
And yet, even after that statement, the questions didn’t stop. In June, Variety’s Owen Gleiberman published an article titled, “Renee Zellweger: If She No Longer Looks Like Herself, Has She Become a Different Actress?”
The month after, The Hollywood Reporter ran an op-ed by Rose McGowan, who called out the critic for what she deemed a harsh piece. “Renee Zellweger is a human being, with feelings, with a life, with love and with triumphs and struggles, just like the rest of us,” she said.
McGowan, 42, continued, “Her crime, according to you, is growing older in a way you don’t approve of. … Who are you to approve of anything? What you are doing is vile, damaging, stupid and cruel. It also reeks of status quo white-male privilege.”