Actress Renee Zellweger, who took a six-year hiatus from Hollywood, says she was "fatigued" and needed time to recover between projects.
After her movie My Own Love Song released in 2010, Renee went off the grid. The 47-year-old has now appeared on the cover of British Vogue's July issue, reported eonline.com.
"As a creative person, saying no to that wonderful once-in-a-lifetime project is hard. But I was fatigued and wasn't taking the time I needed to recover between projects, and it caught up with me," Renee, who starred in nearly 20 films between 2000 and 2010, told vogue.co.uk.
"I got sick of the sound of my own voice: it was time to go away and grow up a bit," Renee added.
During her six-year break, the actress recalled: "I found anonymity, so I could have exchanges with people on a human level and be seen and heard, not be defined by this image that precedes me when I walk into a room. You cannot be a good storyteller if you don't have life experiences, and you can't relate to people."
Renee returns to the big screen with Bridget Jones's Baby, co-starring Patrick Dempsey and Colin Firth. The film is set to release on September 16.