Yup! I’s Time For Renee’s Comeback
Everybody loves a good comeback. Especially Hollywood. And the town has had way to much of those to be fair. Too many to count actually but I’m not complaining. I’m a sucker for a good comeback as well, and when it’s form the people I actually admire, love them even more. But I have a feeling that 2019 will be the year of Renée Zellweger.
I know how absurd even the thought of that sounds, but hey… it is what it is. And it is a comeback for sure. After the mediocre attempt for a comeback with the good old and very familiar character (Bridget Jones) back in 2016, she’s been fairly absent from the spotlight since.
Yes, she starred in two very forgettable movies after Bridget Jones’s Baby, but I have a feeling that not only she’ll be back, she’ll be back for good. And how do I know that? Because we’ll be seeing more of Renee both on TV and on the silver screen. A lot more.
First there’s the long awaited Judy. The long awaited, Rupert Goold directed biopic about the legendary actress and crooner Judy Garland. Renee will be playing Judy I her twilight years, more specifically in 1969 when she performed sellout concerts in the London’s palladium. The movie is due to be released in September (at the very start of the Oscar race) and I can’t hardly wait for it.
I love Judy, I love seeing Rufus Sewell on TV and I’m eager to know if she’ll do her justice by playing her on film. The trailer actually showed a fairly decent movie, and I’m just waiting to be blown away. I don’t think it’s an Oscar bait type of a movie, but I do think it will change the perception about Renee.
She’s been a type of hermit lately, and this will bring a whole new generation of fans I feel like.
Secondly there’s the What/If. The thriller/anthology Netflix series that was created by Mike Kelley. Starring opposite Jane Levi, the miniseries will be Renee’s first attempt to tackle this medium after 26 years. She played a supporting role in the 90’s series Murder in the Heartland, but over here in What/If she’ll have the lead.
Yup. I really think this is the perfect time for Renee’s comeback. You remember her? She’s even got an Oscar for Pete’s sake. And although the time and the work of the plastic surgeons weren’t too kind on her, the talent is still there. I’m looking forward in seeing more of that talent this autumn. Love me some Renée Zellweger.