In October 2014, Renée Zellweger attended the ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards. The media went nuts. ‘The Jerry Maguire actress looked almost unrecognisable with her super line-free forehead, altered brow and suspiciously puffy face,’ wrote MailOnline. ‘Bridget, Bridget, where have you gone?’ asked The Daily Telegraph. ‘Renée’s face seemed completely different,’ said The Sun. ‘Actress is barely recognisable as she emerges with VERY taut face,’ ran a Mirror headline…
Thereafter followed numerous column inches dedicated to the Great Investigation as to what exactly it was that Renée had had done. Legions of plastic surgeons were called in to make ‘educated’ hypotheses, reducing Renée’s face to a series of diagrams, her individual features highlighted alongside captioned boxes explaining what procedures she might have had to alter them – fillers, botox, blepharoplasty…?
But that’s all old news now, isn’t it?