There was a period when Zellweger was one of the highest-earning actresses on the planet. However, all of the fame and public exposure exhausted the Bridget Jones star and she took a break from acting. During her lengthy hiatus, Zellweger and her family enjoyed relatively simple lives away from the paparazzi.
Many people wondered what happened to the star but she made her money and was happy to disappear. She’s not the first star to do this but she was one of the most high-profile. It’s easy to underestimate the effect of fame on a person’s mind. They’re under so much pressure every day because we watch everything they do (via Today).