Renée Zellweger says a producer once offered her wine to encourage her to undress on set

Renée Zellweger has shared her account of a producer who allegedly once offered her wine to get her to strip naked on set.

The Oscar winner said the incident happened early in her career but did not name the producer or the film she was working on.

She also spoke about other instances where she experienced sexism at work.

“There were times when I was, you know, on set where a producer was willing for me to go ahead and undress,” Zellweger said Harper’s Bazaar for its April cover story.

The producer in the particular incident she recalled apparently told her, “Here, drink this wine, because then you will.”

“And, you know, I’m not going to take that wine, but I’d like a phone. Because I have a call I need to make now,” Zellweger said.

She also mentioned this in her first credited film role in 1994 reality bitesShe found out years too late that some producers and crew members had referred to her character Tami as “Tami Bimbo” behind her back.

Renée Zellweger in The Pam Thing

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the Harper’s Bazaar The journalist noted that despite Zellweger’s experience, she is “adamant” that she has never been a victim of workplace abuse, unlike many of her colleagues who have come forward since the #MeToo movement began.

The actor’s latest venture is a starring role as real-life convicted hitman Pam Hupp in NBC’s new limited series The thing with Pam to whom she looks almost unrecognizable behind a variety of prostheses and upholstery.

Zellweger previously said the decision to wear padding for the role rather than gain weight was made because she was playing a real person and not a character.

“I know the results of a ‘Bridget Jones’ experience, and this isn’t a fictional character that’s up to my interpretation and just see what happens,” she said. Renée Zellweger says a producer once offered her wine to encourage her to undress on set


JOE HERNANDEZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JOE HERNANDEZ joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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