Renée Zellweger’s Dramatic Transformation for New ‘Pam’ Movie Revealed: We Can’t Believe It’s Her!
Renée Zellweger has proven why she is a two-time Oscar winner (for her roles in Judy in 2020 and cold mountain in 2004, of course) because she has one of the greatest ranges as an actress! And anyone who wants to disagree should just watch the 52-year-old Hollywood star’s epic transformation for her role as convicted murderer Pam Hupp in The thing about Pam!
But it’s not just his unrecognizable appearance (thanks to a combination of facial prostheses – which included a fake nose – strawberry blonde wig and a chunky suit) that Zellweger blew us away with, like the first trailer for the real NBC’s crime drama is finally out, and we can confirm that she really played the “notorious” character, to quote Zellweger herself.
The thing about Pam chronicles the 2011 murder of Hupp’s friend, Betsy Faria (played by American housewife‘s Katy Mixon) and the trailer really whets our appetite for the entire six-episode limited series. The murder case gripped the world after it featured on Deadline, and in fact became one of the most popular cases in the show’s history; and based on the huge interest in the case, then had his own podcast which to this day is one of the most downloaded podcasts on iTunes. Zellweger must have really felt the pressure!
Naturally, we are intrigued to see how the Chicago The actress will star as the insurance worker who was implicated in at least two murders in five years (before ultimately being imprisoned after a prolonged cover-up.) Especially as Zellweger confessed in an interview with BlumFest on October 1 last year that it was proving quite a challenge to get into character as there was so little to do due to the lack of files associated with the case.
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Zellweger said she was “trying to understand the character just based on the limited information available”, before adding, “I’m just going to keep my head down and do my job, try to research different personality types and try to figure out whether or not it’s this psychosis or this solipsism or a combination of the two, whatever it is. Either way, it’s going to be interesting and there’s a lot to learn.
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And when it came to her unrecognizable appearance, Zellweger said hearing that was the biggest compliment an actress could receive! “Oh my God, if you don’t recognize an actor or actress in a performance, that’s a big compliment,” said the Jerry Maguire the actress said in an interview with Vanity Room. “You’re not trying to tell your own story,” she added.
The thing about Pam premieres Tuesday, March 8 at 10/9c. We have marked our diaries!