Just a week after stirring up sides of a plastic surgery debate, Renee Zellweger has stepped out in casual setting. Looking more relaxed and more like her old self, perhaps her recent red carpet appearance was due to different makeup rather than a complete plastic surgery overhaul.
Since her appearance at the 2014 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards on Oct. 20, Renee Zellweger has been stirring up the Internet with people weighing in on her appearance. Some feel that women in Hollywood face extra pressure to look perfect and wrinkle-free at all times, which means that they go under the knife. Then, they face pressure for looking “too plastic.”
Some thought that Renee looked different from her Jerry Maguire days simply as a result of aging and growing older. Others thought they spotted significant signs of plastic surgery, such as an eyelid lift and fillers and Botox in Renee’s cheeks and forehead.
Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Stuart Linder told ET that he thought the actress had undergone significant procedures.
“Renee’s transformation is very, very significant,” he told ET. “Looking at her eyes, they have dramatically changed from her before pictures from just a couple years ago. The upper eyelids may have undergone [a procedure] where you remove the skin, and I think it’s pretty reasonable that she has had this because the positions of her eyebrows have gone down in her current pictures, and the eyelid crease is more prominent. And if you look at her outer eyebrows, called the lateral brow, they’ve come down as well. And that’s also a telltale sign of having skin removed from the upper lids.
Renee readily acknowledged the change in her appearance, but never admitted to plastic surgery, saying, “I’m living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I’m thrilled that perhaps it shows,” she told People. “My friends say that I look peaceful. I am healthy. For a long time I wasn’t doing such a good job with that.”
“People don’t know me [as] healthy for a while,” she added. “Perhaps I look different. Who doesn’t as they get older?! Ha. But I am different. I’m happy.”
Indeed, on a recent hike in Mississippi, where Renee is currently shooting a movie, Renee looked drastically different than she did on the red carpet.
Smiling and waving to paparazzi, Renee looked happy and her face looked like it is able to move and wrinkle, as befits a woman in her mid 40s. Renee is currently dating an old college friend and is getting ready to have a busy year in 2015, with two films at least underway after taking a four year hiatus from working.
After Renee’s red carpet appearance began to stir things up, everyone began to way in, including reality star Heidi Montag.
The 28-year old plastic surgery lover reportedly empathized with the criticism Renee was getting about her looks, saying, “I don’t know if Renee Zellweger just aged like she said, I don’t really know. For me, when I see people who look totally different, I have an empathy. I feel like I know why at least I did it, and it kind of brings it back to that time in my life. It’s just, I feel for them.”none