Variety’s chief film critic Owen Gleiberman wrote an entire piece about Renée Zellweger’s looks after the premiere of the “Bridget Jones’s Baby” trailer, so Rose McGowan has now written an entire column about Gleiberman’s attack.
The “Charmed” and “Grindhouse” actress wrote a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter, saying Gleiberman’s critique is “Indefensible” and “Vile, damaging, stupid, and cruel.”
“I loathe fear. And this town is built on fear. Fear was instilled in me by the men and women of this town, just as I’m sure it was instilled in Ms. Zellweger,” she wrote.
“Fear of being blacklisted, fear of being branded difficult, fear of … fear of … fear of.”
To illustrate her point that too much focus is put on women’s – not men’s – appearance, she replaced Zellweger’s name in Gleiberman’s column with the names of some A-list male actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Matt Damon, Ryan Reynolds, and more.
Zellweger has been on a self-imposed break from acting since 2010 but will return to the big screen when “Bridget Jones’s Baby” opens on September 16.
Zellweger has said that she managed to keep herself away from previous reports about her appearance, so it’s likely she’ll stay away from the attention this time as well.