Renée Zellweger dons controversial fat suit in portrayal of real-life killer Pam Hupp

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Hollywood actors like Sarah Paulson and Gwyneth Paltrow have said they regret wearing oversized bodysuits for roles

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Renee Zellweger is trading in her massive figure for a fat appearance in the new NBC crime series, “The Thing About Palm.”

In the show, Zellweger, 52, portrays convicted serial killer Pam Happ, who is serving a life sentence for the 2016 murder of Louis Gumpenberger.

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For her part, the “Bridget Jones’s Diary” actress completely changes shape as she is often known for doing in other roles—only it sees Zellweger donning a plumper suit.

In recent snaps, the “What/If” star is seen on the New Orleans set wearing a bodysuit in a big white puffer coat, blue jeans and boots as she turns into a hoop.

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Other appearance changes include some artificial facial features. However, slaying in a bountiful outfit, the actress opened herself up to scrutiny from some people on social media who believe that the part may have been better suited for an actress of a larger stature – especially given that the project Co-produced by Zellweger’s own company. Big Picture Company

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Artists like Sarah Paulson, Gwyneth Paltrow and others have expressed regret for wearing oversized bodysuits for roles after they were called out for promoting fat phobia.

Paulson, 46, said, “It’s very difficult for me to talk about it without realizing that I’m making excuses. There’s a lot of controversy about actors and thick suits, and I think the controversy is legitimate.” told the Los Angeles Times. Paulson wore a fat suit as the late White House staffer Linda Trippo In the FX series “Impeachment: American Crime Story.”

“I think fat phobia is real,” Paulson said. “I think pretending otherwise does more harm. And that’s a very important conversation.”

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However, the actress said that she does not believe that the onus of turning down such a complex role lies with the actor or actress to whom it is offered. He believes that it is reductive to limit an illustration to just body types.

“I think the only thing any actor has to offer to play this role is that there is a real lack of what the actor has to offer. I want to believe that my There is something inside that gives me the right to play this role,” she explained.

“And that magic of the hair and makeup departments and the costumers and cinematographers that have been part of moviemaking and suspension of faith since the invention of cinema. Should I have said no [to the part]? this is the question.”


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