Renee Zellweger Taking a Break From Acting

May 6, 2009 By:
Renee Zellweger Taking a Break From Acting

Renee Zellweger is planning on taking a break from the spotlight because she's having fun rediscovering what its like to live life like average people.

Renee is Glamour magazine's June 2009 cover girl, gracing the cover of its 50 Most Glamorous issue.

In the article, Renee talks about her "break" from acting, what she looks for in a partner, and her regrets. Here are some highlights from the interview:

On taking a break from acting:

"I'm working on getting bored, and it's really hard! I need to sit still long enough to see where my brain goes. I'm taking time to figure out where I want to go and what I want to do next. In this line of work, you become so (defined by your job)."

On having fun rediscovering life's simple pleasures:

"I'm actually going into the bathroom to use my bathroom stuff - rather than to the suitcase where I usually keep it. I'm learning how to use a chest of drawers! I am determined to sit still long enough to get past the existential crap of the moment. I want to learn more. I want to know more. That's what taking this time is about. I'm curious about so many things, but haven't had occasion to be exposed to them enough to really appreciate them."

On what she’s looking for in a partner:
”I’m looking for an encyclopedia and a dictionary. A bit of the Boy Scouts Handbook. A person who is conscientious about the trail he leaves behind him. Love. Unconditional kindness… I’m attracted to intelligence and creativity and passion—and not necessarily the romantic kind. I want to learn from someone who is greedy for information and light and laughter and the whole world. Someone who celebrates their days and finds inspiration in what other people accomplish.”

On giving up the single life:
“If I’m going to give it up, it better be good—because I’m having fun!”

On regrets:
“I’m grateful for the experiences I’ve accumulated. Of course, there are certain things you wish were not on that anyone’s list of life experiences, but it’s a life.