Date: 9th December 2002

Renee braves the cold for Chicago premiere

Hollywood actress Renée Zellweger made a show-stopping entrance at the world premiere of her new movie Chicago: The Musical (2002).

The star braved freezing temperatures in London for the first showing of the film.

Zellweger plays seductive murderess Roxie Hart and Richard Gere is sleazy lawyer Billy Flynn in the multi-million pound movie.

Catherine Zeta Jones also stars as ruthless killer Velma Kelley, but was unable to attend the premiere in London's Leicester Square.

The Welsh-born actress is expecting her second baby in March and is staying at home in the US with husband Michael Douglas.

Other famous faces who attended the premiere included Lulu and David Furnish, Barbara Windsor and Cat Deeley.

Zellweger looked stunning in a sequinned black Chanel dress and with a new bobbed haircut. She went on a 10-minute walkabout to greet fans who had queued for hours in the cold to catch a glimpse of the star.

She was untroubled by the Arctic weather - but then she has just spent months in Transylvania filming a movie Cold Mountain with Jude Law.

"I'm not freezing at all, this is a beautiful spring day compared with the Transylvanian mountain tops," she said.

Gere said the film's big stars were all extremely impressed by each other's performances: "When we finally saw each other perform we were all like 'wow'," he said.

Source: Press Release



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