Hollywood hunk George Clooney appreciates what his former love RENEE ZELLWEGER had to go through for BRIDGET JONES - he hated gaining 13 kilograms (30 pounds) for his role in the film SYRIANA.

The OCEANS TWELVE star plays an overweight former CIA officer in his latest movie and was shocked when he caught glimpses of his "unrecognisable" body in the mirror during filming.

He says, "(It was) a good thing for that film and I'm glad I did it, but I would never do it again.

"I'm still in the process of losing the last few pounds. It's hard to do and it's hard on your system."

07/12/2004 14:22