Renee Zellweger was "furious" when strangers approached her to offer their condolences following her split with ex-fiance Jim Carrey.

The Bridget Jones's Diary actress wishes people would steer clear of her private affairs, because most of what they hear is false anyway.

Renee fumes, "I was pretty angry for a while because I resented the fact that strangers would recognise you and automatically assume they knew intimate things about your personal life.

"I'm not that happy when the supermarket cashier gives me a sympathetic look because she's just read that maybe I've broken up with someone and I'm supposed to be depressed. Even worse is the fact that most of what they've read is totally untrue."

01/07/2003 21:06