Date: 24th April 2001
Renée ZELLWEGER's portrayal of a sex-obsessed single woman in hit film BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY (2001) is a long way from her real-life persona, claims her high school prom date.
TODD THOMPSON, who dated the Texan-born actress at school says that Zellweger was a goody-goody girlfriend, who wasn't interested in sex and was saving herself for Mr Right. Thompson says, "There would be kissing and cuddling, but she'd never let me go any further. "A couple of times I tried to persuade her that we should get serious and have, shall we say, a more intimate relationship, but she'd just say: 'I'm happy the way it is'. "She wanted to stay that way until she met the perfect man."
Thompson adds Zellweger, who has since dated funnyman JIM CARREY, was still a big hit with the boys and was voted best-looking by her high school classmates. Thompson admits, "Renee was the last person I expected to become a movie star. She was too sweet!" (LE/TS/PDD)