Movie beauty Renee Zellweger is sexier when she piles on the pounds - reckons co-star Neil Pearson.

The 34-year-old actress has purposefully gained weight to reprise her role as Bridget Jones in sequel THE EDGE OF REASON, and British actor Neil - who plays Bridget's boss RICHARD FINCH - prefers Renee this way.

He says, "I'm really looking forward to working with her again, the old porker.

"I hope she stays like Bridget. Renee is more fanciable when she doesn't look like a stick insect."

24/10/2003 13:37