Academy Award winner Renee Zellweger is set to catch heat after being caught on set rocking a fat suit only months after Sarah Paulson was torn to shreds for the same thing.
Paparazzi spotted the 51-year-old actress on the set of her new NBC drama The Thing About Pam. The series will focus on convicted killer Pam Hupp who is currently in prison serving a life sentence.
A jury found her guilty of murdering a man named Louis Gumpenberger. Hupp also faced accusations she killed her friend Besty Faria and tried to frame her husband Russell Faria.
Hupp stands accused of killing her friend only days after convincing her to make her the beneficiary of a life insurance policy held by Faria.
In the photos, the actress, who is filming the show in New Orleans, looks like a different person while walking around in between scenes. The fat suit added an extra 100 pounds to Zellweger's slim frame.
Zellweger is heavily involved in the project as she not only is the star, but her production company is behind the series. The decision to wear a fat suit is interesting.
Paulson was forced to issue an apology after wearing one in the FX drama Impeachment: American Crime Story. She said, “There's a lot of controversy around actors and fat suits, and I think that controversy is a legitimate one. ' think fat phobia is real. I think to pretend otherwise causes further harm."
Zellweger famously put on 20 lbs. to portray Bridget Jones in the 2001 movie. She put her body through the same process for the sequel.
However, she recently spoke out about the yo-yo dieting claiming she would never put herself on a 4,000 calorie-a-day diet again.
She said, “'Did you see that movie about fast food, Supersize Me? I had a panic attack with all the specialists talking about how bad this is for you, long term, putting on that much weight in short periods of time and they're all saying, "You must stop this now or you're going to die'."
Zellweger's show is set to be released early next year.