Renee Zellweger is out in LA a few days before the 20th anniversary of Bridget Jones’s Diary

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Renée Zellweger was busy on a Los Angeles outing on Wednesday when she received a call after leaving an appointment.

The 51-year-old actress and two-time Academy Award winner looked comfortable in a casual look while doing some simple outdoor exercise while chatting.

Her outing came just days before the twentieth anniversary of her iconic romantic comedy Bridget Jones’s Diary, which was released April 13, 2001.

Getting Out: Renée Zellweger, 51, was seen leaving an appointment in Los Angeles on Wednesday.  Her outing was just days before Bridget Jones's Diary's twentieth birthday

Getting Out: Renée Zellweger, 51, was seen leaving an appointment in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Her outing was just days before Bridget Jones’s Diary’s twentieth birthday

Renée wore a demure look with a thin black shirt-shirt combination that was zipped up to her neck.

She wore it over a charcoal-colored shirt and light gray pants and high-top Converse sneakers.

The Chicago star represented her home state and her alma mater the University of Texas at Austin wearing an orange and white Texas Longhorns cap.

She had a black Tod shoulder bag slung over her shoulder and she wore a thick beige mask to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

Casual: Renée wore an understated look with a thin black shirt combination.  She wore it over a charcoal-colored shirt and light gray pants and high-top Converse sneakers

Casual: Renée wore an understated look with a thin black shirt combination.  She wore it over a charcoal-colored shirt and light gray pants and high-top Converse sneakers

Casual: Renée wore an understated look with a thin black shirt-shirt combination. She wore it over a charcoal-colored shirt and light gray pants and high-top Converse sneakers

Home: The Chicago star represented her home state and her alma mater the University of Texas at Austin wearing an orange and white Texas Longhorns cap

Home: The Chicago star represented her home state and her alma mater the University of Texas at Austin wearing an orange and white Texas Longhorns cap

Home: The Chicago star represented her home state and her alma mater the University of Texas at Austin wearing an orange and white Texas Longhorns cap

Classic: She is best known for starring in the 2001 rom-com Bridget Jones's Diary, a modern retelling of Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice, based on Helen Fielding's 1996 novel;  publicity still from Bridget Jones's diary

Classic: She is best known for starring in the 2001 rom-com Bridget Jones's Diary, a modern retelling of Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice, based on Helen Fielding's 1996 novel;  publicity still from Bridget Jones's diary

Classic: She is best known for starring in the 2001 rom-com Bridget Jones’s Diary, a modern retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice, based on Helen Fielding’s 1996 novel; publicity still from Bridget Jones’s diary

Back in her car, Renée was beaming wide, and she laughed heartily as she spoke on the phone.

Although the actress has starred in multiple classic films, including Chicago and Jerry Maguire, but she is best known for playing the title role in her 2001 rom-com Bridget Jones’s Diary, a modern retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice based on the 1996 novel by Helen Fielding.

Colin Firth reprized a version of his Pride And Prejudice character, renamed Mark Darcy, a pompous lawyer who initially looks down on Bridget.

After being turned off by his demeanor, she insinuates herself to her boss at the publishing house, Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant).

But Daniel isn’t all he was up to, and the two men end up fighting in the street for Bridget’s attention.

While focusing on the men, Bridget is concerned about her weight and health, leading her to diet and exercise and try to quit smoking.

Back again: Colin Firth reprized a version of his Pride And Prejudice character, renamed Mark Darcy, a pompous lawyer who initially looks down on Bridget

Back again: Colin Firth reprized a version of his Pride And Prejudice character, renamed Mark Darcy, a pompous lawyer who initially looks down on Bridget

Back again: Colin Firth reprized a version of his Pride And Prejudice character, renamed Mark Darcy, a pompous lawyer who initially looks down on Bridget

New Love: After being turned off by his behavior, she insinuates herself with her womanizing boss at the publishing house, Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant)

New Love: After being turned off by his behavior, she insinuates herself with her womanizing boss at the publishing house, Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant)

New Love: After being turned off by his behavior, she insinuates herself with her womanizing boss at the publishing house, Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant)

Health Kick: While focusing on the men, Bridget is concerned about her weight and health, causing her to diet and exercise and try to quit smoking;  still from Bridget Jones' diary

Health Kick: While focusing on the men, Bridget is concerned about her weight and health, causing her to diet and exercise and try to quit smoking;  still from Bridget Jones' diary

Health Kick: While focusing on the men, Bridget is concerned about her weight and health, causing her to diet and exercise and try to quit smoking; still from Bridget Jones’ diary

Bridget Jones’s Diary was a sensation in the US and UK, making nearly $ 282 million on a modest $ 25 million budget.

Its success led to two sequels, 2004’s Bridget Jones: Edge Of Reason and 2016’s Bridget Jones’s Baby.

Both fetched similar amounts at similar budgets, leading to a successful trilogy of romantic comedies.

Despite arriving a few years later, Edge Of Reason is set shortly after the first movie, when Renée and Colin’s characters are dating.

But a lack of communication leads to their breakup, throwing her back into the arms of Hugh’s character when she takes a job co-hosting a travel series with him.

Good luck!  Bridget Jones's Diary was a sensation in the US and UK, making nearly $ 282 million on a modest $ 25 million budget

Good luck!  Bridget Jones's Diary was a sensation in the US and UK, making nearly $ 282 million on a modest $ 25 million budget

Good luck! Bridget Jones’s Diary was a sensation in the US and UK, making nearly $ 282 million on a modest $ 25 million budget

Reversal: In the sequel, 2004's Bridget Jones: Edge Of Reason, she started a relationship with Mark but was pushed back into Daniel's arms.

Reversal: In the sequel, 2004's Bridget Jones: Edge Of Reason, she started a relationship with Mark but was pushed back into Daniel's arms.

Reversal: In the sequel, 2004’s Bridget Jones: Edge Of Reason, she started a relationship with Mark but was pushed back into Daniel’s arms.

The third and final film, Bridget Jones’s Baby, is set years later and finds that Bridget and Mark’s characters are divorced and that he is married to another woman, while Hugh’s character Daniel has seemingly died in a plane crash.

She discovers she is pregnant, but she doesn’t know if she will have Mark’s baby or Jack Qwant’s (newcomer Patrick Dempsey) child.

Prior to the film’s release, Hugh expressed dislike of an earlier version of the script, saying he would not appear in the third film.

Renée’s most recent film was Judy from 2019, in which she played the singer and actress Judy Garland in her twilight years.

The role earned her a lot of praise, although the film was not praised as passionately by critics.

Still, her portrayal earned the actress her second Best Actress Oscar, having previously won the Best Supporting Actress trophy for her performance in the civil war drama Cold Mountain (2003).

New Man: In 2016's Baby by Bridget Jones, she finds herself pregnant, but she doesn't know if the child is Mark or Jack Qwant (newcomer Patrick Dempsey);  still from Edge Of Reason

New Man: In 2016's Baby by Bridget Jones, she finds herself pregnant, but she doesn't know if the child is Mark or Jack Qwant (newcomer Patrick Dempsey);  still from Edge Of Reason

New Man: In 2016’s Baby by Bridget Jones, she finds herself pregnant, but she doesn’t know if the child is Mark or Jack Qwant (newcomer Patrick Dempsey); still from Edge Of Reason