Actress Renee Zellweger
is reluctant to reprise her role as Bridget Jones
in the hit British movie series, because she fears the long-term health effects her sudden weight gain will have on her body.
The 38-year-old starred in both big-screen adaptations of author Helen Fielding's novels, Bridget Jones' Diary
and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
, and gained thirty pounds to play the role convincingly.
However since watching Morgan Spurlock's Super Size Me
documentary - where he ate nothing but McDonald's fast food for an entire month to see the effects it would have on his body - Zellweger has become more conscious about the damage her role preparation could have on her future health.
She says, "Did you see that movie about fast food, Super Size Me? I had a panic attack with all the specialists talking about how bad this is for you, long term, putting on that much weight in short periods of time and they're all saying, 'You must stop this now or you're going to die.'" But she hasn't ruled out a return to the Bridget Jones franchise completely.
She adds, "Maybe I will (reprise the role). It depends if it works into my life and if it's interesting."
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