Renee Zellweger has been spotted in costume for her upcoming series The Thing About Pam, following backlash for wearing a fat-suit for the role.
The Oscar-winning actress, 52, is taking on the lead role of Pam Hupp in the upcoming true-crime tale, for which she was seen wearing a padded garment to make her appear larger than she is.
Renee also appeared to have further make-up and prosthetics on her face in the latest shots from the set in Louisiana, where her character is seen in black workout flares and a blue and purple shell suit top.
She was seen filming Christmassy scenes with fake snow on the ground and was seen moving an ornamental Santa Clause figurine.
The Thing About Pam is based on the brutal real-life murder of Betsy Faria, which resulted in her husband wrongfully being convicted of murder, with the conviction later being overturned.
The crime set off a chain of events in which Hupp, 63, would later be found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after also pleading guilty to the murder of a mentally disabled man named Louis Gumpenberger.
Renee had earlier come under fire for using a fat-suit to portray the role, with the decision being branded ‘damaging, fatphobic, and potentially triggering to fat people.’
Plus-size writer Sarah Alexander told Metro.co.uk: ‘A fat suit has always been a way of mocking fat people no matter who wears it, even if it is for an acting role.
‘Actors that have previously worn them (Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Paulson) have admitted they regret their choice in wearing one and that it causes harm.’
She added: ‘There are plenty of incredibly talented plus-size actresses that could have been hired for the role instead of Zellweger. Why were they overlooked and a fat suit considered a viable option?’
Original Article: https://metro.co.uk/2021/10/15/renee-zellweger-unrecognisable-as-filming-continues-amid-fat-suit-row-15430843/
If you are so weak minded you’d be offended by a fat suit -Shame on you anyway
I agree how pathetic I think wow she is great no dibs on herself and not ashamed to don a fat suit or put on a few pounds like the male actors do for certain parts they have to play… Good for her she is a wonderful actress and human being and not afraid to just be herself…
My God, can people find anything more to complain about?
So no one can even pretend (you know like in the movies) anymore till some one is of their role accusing them of making fun. Renee got this role because she deserved it. The producers did not want the the heavy set actress, they wanted Renee Zellweger. Get over
Would it have been better for Rene to gain weight, which could impact her health? Maybe other plus size actresses auditioned, maybe not, perhaps Rene owns the rights to this story. Rene is the star portraying a real person, thus the “fat” suit. I am a plus sized woman, it doesn’t offend me, I understand the concept. Making fun, or wearing a fat suit to humiliate is another story.
Oh for heaven’s sake get over yourself. They are Acting and need to get into the role. How is it Fat shaming? Was the woman portrayed fat or not? Should Renee damage her health by actually putting on a 100lbs?
If there is a movie about gangsters, should everybody be a gangster? Should stories about murderers be acted by real murderers? If you make an historic movie about the Romans, will they be insulted if the actors don’t speak Latin and actually wear togas in real life? This PC business is far out of hand already!
Some people have way too much time on their hands is the problem. They look for things to be offended by 24/7.