Date: 8th April 2001

Golden Globes Award Helped Zellweger's Confidence

Hollywood beauty Renée ZELLWEGER was racked with doubt about her acting abilities until winning a GOLDEN GLOBE award in January (01).

Despite starring in hit movies like JERRY MAGUIRE (1996), ME, MYSELF AND IRENE (2000) and the current BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY (2001), Zellweger admits she lacked confidence in her ability.

The Texan star says she wasn't sure she was going to be able to make a living as an actress until she won a Golden Globe for her role as a deluded soap-opera fan in NURSE BETTY (2000).

She says, "It was a very profound moment. It made me realize that I had a reason to be there that night, that I wasn't crashing the party and about to be found out and shown the door." Bridget Jones's Diary, adapted from the best-selling comic novel by HELEN FIELDING, opens in America this week (begs09APR01) and Britain next (begs16APR01). (MCM/WNWCNT)

Source: WENN