Why Don’t We Recognize Renee Zellweger?

Oct 21, 2014 at 4:22 pm |
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Renee Zellweger ELLE's 21st annual women in hollywood

Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for ELLE

Academy Award-winning actress Renée Zellweger made a red carpet appearance last night (Oct. 20) for ELLE’s 21st Annual Women In Hollywood Awards. The only problem is–people were having trouble recognizing the well known celeb.

We’ve seen 45-year-old Renée undergo transformations before in her acting roles–remember when she gained weight to play Bridget Jones? Or even got dirtied-up in Cold Mountain? But this time things are a little different.

Here’s a photograph of Renée last year at the Academy Awards:

Renee Zellweger oscars 2013

Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

And here’s a photograph from Monday’s event:

Renee Zellwegger unrecognizable

Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Gawker recently posted the photos to their website  along with a statement that said, “Since a few people are asking, allow us to be explicit: These are 100 percent photos of Renée Zellweger (the one you are thinking of — the famous actress), from Getty photos, correctly identified as Renée Zellweger. Other than that, there is nothing remarkable about them.”

Although Renée has had a wildly successful career, she hasn’t been producing quite as much as of late. Her last project was in 2010, but we can expect to see her on the big screen (recognizable or not) in The Whole Truth, set to hit theaters in 2015.

We have always loved you Renée, and hope that you continue to produce great films–regardless of the look you’re sporting.

At 45, Renee Zellweger still looks stunning. But we’re having a little trouble recognizing her new look. Check out more pictures from her latest red carpet!