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‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ London Premiere (2001)

Despite objections over her being neither British nor overweight, Zellweger is cast in the coveted lead role in the film adaptation of the bestselling Helen Fielding book series. She arrives at the U.K. launch with co-stars Colin Firth (left) and Hugh Grant. (Photo: Justin Goff/Getty Images)

Weight issues

Weight issues