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 ‘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?’

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