Perhaps Renée, who famously gained 20lb to play Bridget Jones, before dropping four dress sizes in under a year after filming was complete, and is famous for her meticulous preparation for roles, is merely getting into character again.
It’s not that she doesn’t look good – I think she looks fantastic, actually – but I would say she has had work done.’’ Like Dr Prager, Antonia is shocked that Renée would lose her trademark features.
''Usually it is a good thing, especially for people who, like Renée, are born with excess puffy skin in this area, as it can make the eyes look bigger. Renée’s trademark is her squinty eyes and her round face – a sort of cute Tweety Pie look.
Now she looks at us with round blue marbles and it is really disturbing.’’ Patients who go through such an extreme alteration to their eyes can suffer psychologically, Dr Prager warns.
Questioned yesterday in response to the interest in her new visage, the actress cited contentment as the chief explanation for her radical new look: “Perhaps I look different. ” she said, adding: ''My friends say that I look peaceful. For a long time I wasn’t doing such a good job with that.
I took on a schedule that is not realistically sustainable and didn’t allow for taking care of myself.