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Renee Zellweger Opens Up About Becoming Judy Garland For 'Judy': 'There's A Different Kind of Responsibility'

Renee Zellweger Opens Up About Becoming Judy Garland For 'Judy': 'There's A Different Kind of Responsibility'

Renee Zellweger wears a chic ruched black dress for the premiere of Judy, held at Cinema Gaumont Marignan on Tuesday night (February 4) in Paris, France.

The 50-year-old actress was joined by producers David Livingstone, Cameron McCracken and composer Gabriel Yared on the red carpet.

Speaking to People recently, Renee opened up about studying everything about Judy Garland to portray her on screen.

“I tried to break it down from an intellectual perspective and look at the methodology behind it,” she shared. “Like, okay there’s a style of singing here, and what octave she’s singing in, and what the damage at that time in her life in terms of her performances. What are those things that are defining characteristics in terms of her performance choices? And I’d try to study those.”

Renee added, “When you’re portraying non-fictional accounts of people’s lives there’s a different kind of responsibility you feel to represent what could be known as accurately as possible.”

Judy‘s eldest daughter, Liza Minnelli, recently revealed that she won’t see the movie, but did have a message for Renee.

FYI: Renee wore Jimmy Choo heels.

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