On Monday night, actress Renée Zellweger attended attended the 2014 ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards. You can find pictures of Renée Zellweger from that night and other nights here. Today, the Oscar-winning actress tells People: "I'm glad folks think I look different."

Zellweger told the mag that conversations about her looks are "silly," but "I'm living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows." She continued,

My friends say that I look peaceful. I am healthy. 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. Rather than stopping to recalibrate, I kept running until I was depleted and made bad choices about how to conceal the exhaustion. I was aware of the chaos and finally chose different things.

I did work that allows for being still, making a home, loving someone, learning new things, growing as a creative person and finally growing into myself.

Zellweger's last film, My Own Love Song, premiered in 2010.

The actress noted that, "People don't know me in my 40s. People don't know me [as] healthy for a while. Perhaps I look different. Who doesn't as they get older?! Ha. But I am different. I'm happy."

Zellweger said she chose to do the interview with People because, "it seems the folks who come digging around for some nefarious truth which doesn't exist won't get off my porch until I answer the door."

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