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Gasp! Renee Zellweger Talks Like a Texan! Were You Surprised?

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Renee Zellweger just blew her cover! Apparently, many of her social media fans, especially those in the Twitterverse, actually believed her accent was British. Like Bridget Jones. Or maybe they thought she talked like Judy Garland, since she could sing like her. No wonder they were so shocked to learn the Hollywood movie star actually talked like, well, like a Texan.

Don’t blame Renee, folks, she came by that accent naturally. After all, she is a native Texan. And a small-town girl, too, from Katy, Texas. Way before she became a famous movie star, Renee had a Texas accent.

While she grew up in Katy, a suburb of Houston, Renee’s parents were immigrants. Her mother is originally from Norway and her father from Switzerland.

Zellweger in Two Texas Films

Gasp! Renee Zellweger Talks Like a Texan! Were You Surprised?

Photo: Facebook/Judy

As an actress, Renee has a great gift for sounding like whoever she’s playing. Her gift for dialogue helped loveable Bridget Jones talk like a British girl. Zellweger’s a consummate actress, so her accent, like her appearance, changes to fit any role she plays. She looks and sounds just like a Depression-era housewife in “Cinderella Man.” And she has a lilting Southern accent in her Oscar-winning role for “Cold Mountain.”

If you want to hear Renee talk like a Texan in a movie, you have to go back to her first major role in 1995. She played a teenager in “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation,” along with fellow Texan and UT colleague Matthew McConaughey. In 1996 she played a small-town Texas girl in “The Whole Wide World.”

Gasp! Renee Zellweger Talks Like a Texan! Were You Surprised?
Photo: Facebook/Judy

Zellweger recently won her fifth Golden Globe award for “Judy.” Fans listening to her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes immediately started tweeting. One shocked fan said Zellweger “had a country accent.” Guess it came as a great surprise to hear the sophisticated looking movie star tell her equally sophisticated looking audience, “Y’all look pretty good 17 years later.”

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