Date: 22nd October 2004

Renee's battle with Bridget's voice

Renée Zellweger was terrified she would not be able to imitate Bridget Jones's trademark lisp in her new film.

The star said she had to work hard to make sure her voice and accent were spot on in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, reports The Mirror.

She reveals she had a voice coach on hand at all times. She said: "I had her there every day saying, 'No, that was too precise. Slushier, Slushier,' because Bridget has a kind of lisp thing she does."

Renee added: "The dialect, boy, that I had to pay a lot of attention to. It was like starting over again. I was more terrified of it because it was something that evolved and it became very colloquial in a very specific way last time.

There was a lot to pay attention to, but let me say I had a lot of help."

Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason hits UK cinemas on November 12.

Source: Press Release