Renee Zellweger Says She Ignores Chatter About Her Appearance: 'It's Not Really Part of My Life'

The star of Bridget Jones's Baby talked about the rumors on Today

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With Bridget Jones’s Baby set to arrive in September, Renée Zellweger hit the Today Show Friday morning to talk about the new film, and said chatter about her appearance doesn’t bother her.

“I remember a couple of years ago people were talking about, ‘Oh, she changed her appearance.’ Does it bother you, does it get to you or is it just par for the course?” host Sheinelle Jones asks.

“It’s not really part of my life. It’s part of the job, that I don’t really experience except when I step into this arena,” Zellweger, 46, says.

“In my home I’m not aware of it. I don’t do any kind of social media, so I don’t see it. I like to have – I guess you would call them real experiences.”

After the Internet was abuzz with chatter about her appearance in 2014, Zellweger talked to PEOPLE about feeling happier and healthier than ever.

“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 said.

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She called the entire controversy “silly,” adding that she only decided to talk about it to dispel the rumors.

“It seems the folks who come digging around for some nefarious truth which doesn’t exist won’t get off my porch until I answer the door.”

Bridget Jones’s Baby is due in theaters Sept. 16, 2016.

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