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    Renée Zellweger Explained What She Did While Taking A Break From Acting, And It's Pretty Interesting

    “I’ll bore you to death at a dinner party, I really will."

    Renée Zellweger's been on a roll lately. She won the Best Actress Oscar in 2020 for Judy, and she also stars in the forthcoming NBC limited series The Thing About Pam.

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    But there was also a bit of time — basically, most of the 2010s — where Zellweger wasn't in too many movies, and was effectively taking a break from the spotlight.

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    In a recent interview on Today, the actor revealed what she did during her break from acting.

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    As it turns out, she went back to school.

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    “I went to school and just took some time out and decided that maybe I would want to participate in a different way,” she said.

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    Specifically, she attended UCLA "to study public policy, international law. Very interesting, I am interested in politics.”

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    From the way she talks, it sounds like she has a real passion for it — but Renée insisted that you don't want to get her going on the topic.

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    “I’ll bore you to death at a dinner party. I really will,” she joked. “Don’t get me started.”

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    Watch the whole interview here.