After being the subject of intense scrutiny for her changing looks in 2014, Oscar and Golden Globe winning actress Renee Zellweger is hitting back.
In a cover story for The Hollywood Reporter, Zellweger, 47, makes clear her view of mature women in Hollywood when asked about the industry issue.
"I've never seen the maturation of a woman as a negative thing," the American actress said.
"I've never seen a woman stepping into her more powerful self as a negative. But this conversation perpetuates the problem. Why are we talking about how women look?,” Zellweger questions.
“Why do we value beauty over contribution? We don't seem to value beauty over contribution for men. It's simply not a conversation,” the actress finishes.
Speaking to WHO in 2014, Zellweger said of her looks, "I'm glad folks think I look different! I'm living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows."
Zellweger took a break from acting in 2010, but has broken her six-year hiatus to star as Bridget Jones in Bridget Jones’ Baby.