Buzzing: Actress McGowan attacks critic who criticised Zellweger's face

Actress McGowan attacks critic who criticised Zellweger's face

Actress Rose McGowan has spoken out against Variety chief film critic Owen Gleiberman's recent column questioning actress Renee Zellweger's appearance in the new trailer for the film Bridget Jones's Baby.

McGowan, who made headlines last year after revealing she was fired by her agent for pointing out sexism in a casting call for an Adam Sandler movie, penned a guest column for the Hollywood Reporter in which she said that Gleiberman's article was "vile, damaging, stupid and cruel".

In Gleiberman's column, which broadly tackles plastic surgery in Hollywood, he writes: "Watching the trailer, I didn't stare at the actress and think: She doesn't look like Renee Zellweger. I thought: She doesn't look like Bridget Jones!"

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 08, 2016, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe