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Renee Zellweger: ABC’s ‘Selfie’ Makes Joke About Her New Face

Wed, October 22, 2014 6:15pm EDT by HL Intern 6 Comments

Poor Renee. The 45-year-old actress’ new look has not only prompted a strong reaction from the public, but her drastic makeover now seems to be influencing pop culture. ABC’s new sitcom ‘Selfie’ poked fun at Renee’s appearance in the series’ Oct. 21 episode.

Renee Zellweger debuted a shocking new look at Elle’s 21st Annual Women In Hollywood Awards on Oct. 20, and now, the public’s fixation on the 45-year-old’s face has now influenced the storyline of ABC’s Selfie. Watch the controversial clip here!

Renee Zellweger: ‘Selfie’s Joke About Actress’ Face Is Perfectly Timed

On the Oct. 21 episode of Selfie, social media-crazed Eliza (Karen Gillan), helps her co-worker, Charmonique (Da’Vine Joy Randolph), get ready for her high school reunion.

As the two women play with Charmonique’s look, Renee’s name drops!

Charmonique says, “Now, he remembers me with the Mary J. Blige, but a part of me wants to flip the script and hit him with Erykah Badu.”

“Mmm-hmm. I understand that instinct,” Eliza says. “But when you completely reinvent your look, you run the risk of people not knowing who the hell you are…i.e., Renee Zellweger, who still looks good…”

As she drops this loaded reference, a picture of the Oscar winner appears on the screen.

Charmonique retorts, “But doesn’t look a damn thing like Miss Renee Zellweger.”

We can’t tell if this is a case of art imitating life or just coincidental timing! When considering the episode was likely filmed weeks before it aired on Tuesday, Oct 21, we’d have to guess it’s the latter.

Renee Zellweger’s First Words About Her New ‘Different’ Face

Regardless of how people feel about her new face, Renee has revealed that she’s apathetic to what people think and the negativity that surrounds her shocking transformation.

The Oscar-winning actress released a statement to People, saying she’s “happier” and “healthier” than ever, despite the rumors.

“I’m glad folks think I look different!” Renee told People. “I’m living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I’m thrilled that perhaps it shows.”

Renee seems to think the talk about her appearance is “silly,” but she knows she had to address it.

“My friends say that I look peaceful. I am healthy,” Renee continued. “For a long time I wasn’t doing such a good job with that. I kept running until I was depleted and made bad choices about how to conceal the exhaustion. I was aware of the chaos and finally chose different things.”

Power to you, Renee! What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Was this joke a coincidence? Tell us how you feel!

— Jordyn Shaffer

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