As a hugely popular actress loved everywhere for her cheeky role in musical Chicago and her loveable portrayal of everyone’s favourite singleton, Bridget Jones, Renee Zellweger had her feet solidly in Hollywood. However, the star recently revealed why she took six years out from the industry: she got sick of the sound of her own voice.

Renee ZellwegerRenee Zellweger came back from her acting break to film Bridget Jones' Baby in November

After starring in My Own Love Song in 2010, the 47-year-old actress quit the bright lights of stardom so she could recover between projects.

Speaking to Vogue, the Me, Myself and Irene star said it was "time to go away and grow up a bit".

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She said: "I found anonymity so I could have exchanges with people on a human level and not be defined by this image that precedes me.

"I was fatigued and wasn’t taking the time I needed to recover between projects and it caught up with me."

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After more than half a decade away from the movies, the star came back and launched straight into one of the world’s favourite characters: Bridget Jones.

The third instalment in Bridge’s life - Bridget Jones’ Baby - sees the unlucky-in-love spinister face motherhood with Colin Firth also reprising the role of Mark Darcy.

Bridget Jones’ Baby is due out in September 2016.