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Renee Zellweger - "Harper's Bazaar" December 2007

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Renee Zellweger takes the December 2007 cover of Harper’s Bazaar Magazine.

The A-list actress and screen chameleon reflects on fame, flirting, and never standing still. Here are some snippets from her chat with Harper’s:

On watching (or not) Seinfeld: “Am I the only American you’ve ever met who’s never seen it? I know I’m the only American I know who didn’t watch,” she says, giving a grimace of sacrilegious guilt.

On turning 40: “My plan is to ignore the creaks and dents and the cumulative damage left over from skiing experiences gone bad and too many miles run in bad shoes and just live… I don’t want to not change, because what is there to look back on?”

On her perfect night in: “Anderson Cooper would probably be involved at some juncture.”

And the perfect night out: A margarita for one at the Palm, her favorite restaurant in the Hamptons, “or a really nice Christmas party. I love to go to somebody’s house when it gets a little bit later and there’s dancing and laughter and nobody’s pointing at the weird actor girl in the corner.”

On relationships: “I’m busy. I’m so busy catching up with the people I miss when I’m working that I’m not busy missing someone.” She smiles. “That’s it. I’m not sad about it, not at all.”

On life as a celeb: “There are certain things about a conventional life that I absolutely feel I miss. Absolutely. But I guess you choose your life, and I find myself in this pretty extraordinary, exceptionally bizarre life, and it’s everything I dreamed of as a child.”

On her proudest moment: “Learning what my boundaries are. That I’ve been able to stay out of the psychiatric wards despite the really bizarre exchanges I have on a daily basis. It’s weird to have fame precede you in any situation…and I’m very proud of myself that I’ve not been to Betty Ford yet,” she says with a hearty laugh. “Never say never!”

On getting back to work: “I’ve done the math, and it will probably be next August when I next get a couple of days, but this summer has made that just fine,” Renée says contentedly. “Going back to work, I’ve got a big fat smile on my face.”

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Photos: OriginalSin, Peter Lindbergh
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  • Clementines

    And does anyone else really exist in Miss Selfish town?

  • alohaland

    Good magazine for her to be in because I think she is a bit ‘bazaar’. I like her though, she isn’t typical hollywood. I do NOT like her new hair though.

  • no-nick

    Great pics. I like her also.

  • Regina

    Everyone’s too harsh on her.

  • shoegirl

    it’s funny how two pics are of her back and the rest do their best to hide her face…sad

  • bataglio

    you KNOW someone’s DYING to be in a relationship when their response to a question about relationships is as contrived as her ‘i’m busy; too busy to [..]‘ etc. – i don’t have all day.

    ridiculous

  • june

    I love her. She is so sweet. She is not arrogant. She is humble. She is not your typical Hollywood star. And just because she hasn’t found “the one” yet doesn’t make her “selfish” (#1 Clementines)

  • bethanne

    Renee was in Australia a while back. She was walking along a street when she saw a delivery man picking up stuff off the road that had fallen out of his delivery van. She was the only person who helped him pick everything up and put it back in the van. No other passer-by helped. How amazing and kind is that.
    YOU ARE WONDERFUL RENEE!

  • mossy

    i love her! she’s adorable and super down to earth. i met her at jfk airport last year, so sweet. i read somewhere she bought a stranger a pair or manolos or some major shoes because the girl told her how beautiful the shoes were and how much she liked them. aww, tear!

  • Daisy

    LOVE HER..she’s too adorable

  • IMO

    Oh my the many judges and jury out there, the perfect ones Ha!

    Renee is charming and talented!!! period.

  • burger

    Wow what the he11 is the burger king crown doing on her head?

  • the_original_nika

    go renee

  • nicholas

    love ya renee!

  • Rae

    She’s always seemed like one of the really sweet ones but I just can’t find her any more than cute. Her comment about the Christmas parties is kind of sad.

  • stefanie

    I know they are trying to promote her as the next Audrey Hepburn. Lovely girl and a decent actress, but not the glamorous star of yonder.

  • Mia

    Wow. And the photoshop award goes to….
    Whoever worked on this spread. Have you seen these chick sans makeup? Not a pretty sight.