Actress Renee Zellweger ignited an Internet firestorm after appearing at Monday night’s 2014 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards looking almost unrecognizable. Some are saying the Bridget Jones’ Diary star has undergone plastic surgery to lift her eyelids and look more like actor Steve Buscemi.
Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Patrick Haley says the changes are obvious, citing clear alterations to her eye shape, nose, and teeth, and overall attitude toward life.
Several bloggers have criticized Zellweger for using plastic surgery to alter her most defining features, while one notable blogger claims, “She has the right to look like any cadaverous character actor that she wants to look like.”
Zellweger’s publicist insist that she did not undergo any plastic surgery, but did recently change her moisturizing regimen.
When asked about her new look, the Chicago standout told reporters, “I feel more like a leading lady than ever before.”