Renée Zellweger Reveals Her Casting Couch Incident With A Producer

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In a conversation for Harper’s Bazaar’s April cover story, Renée Zellweger unwrapped a very controversial story of her life. She stated that a producer on an undisclosed movie set once gave her champagne in an attempt to get her to remove her clothing. She won an Oscar in 2020 for “Judy,” the second Academy Award of her career. Zellweger then pivoted to television as the star of NBC’s dark crime comedy “The Thing About Pam.”

What Did Renée Zellweger Reveal About The Incident

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“There have been instances when I’ve been in, you know, on set,” she told Harper’s Bazaar’s, Mickey Rapkin. “Where a producer is ready for me to strip down to my underwear.” She claimed she was promised booze in exchange for agreeing to disrobe. “Here, drink this wine,’ she remembers the producer saying, ‘for then you’ll do it.’

“And, you know, I’m not gonna take that wine, but I would like a phone. ‘Cause I have a phone call I need to make right now,” the actress further said. The Academy Award-winning actress didn’t say who the producer was or what she was engaged in at the time. The incident she recounted happened quickly in her career, according to Harper’s Bazaar.

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According to Harper’s Bazaar, Zellweger is “adamant” that she was “never a victim” of sexual harassment, like other women in Hollywood who have come out about their terrible experiences on set since the #MeToo movement began in 2017.

Renée Zellweger’s Latest Miniseries “The Thing About Pam”

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The “Judy” actress is used to having her personal life in the spotlight. Most lately because she engages with Television host Ant Anstead.

Zellweger told Harper’s Bazaar that she took on her latest part as convicted killer Pam Hupp in NBC’s miniseries “The Thing About Pam” for “fun”. After many years in the limelight and a career marked by high-profile performances that have led to Oscar nominations and two victories.

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Hupp’s narrative was familiar to Zellweger. When Hupp’s friend Elizabeth “Betsy” Faria was assassinated on December 27, 2011, she was a suburban housewife in Missouri. Hupp was instrumental in assisting prosecutors in persuading a jury to convict Faria’s husband, Russ, of the crime. However, two years later, he was freed from prison, and Hupp became the main suspect in the case.

“‘I recognize her,’ everyone thinks. ‘I’m familiar with that lady. ‘Someone who appears to be your next-door neighbor or the lady who would babysit you turns out to make some questionable decisions “According to Harper’s Bazaar, Zellweger said. “This person’s attitude of entitlement was so absurd — I thought, ‘OK, as a performer, that’s great.'”

“The Thing About Pam” premieres on NBC every Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET.

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