OSCAR-winning actress Renee Zellweger had a tough time whenever she was in Britain for extended visits - because the people made her feel "curt and clumsy".

The COLD MOUNTAIN star, who lived in London while filming the hit 2001 comedy Bridget Jones's Diary and its upcoming sequel BRIDGET JONES: THE EDGE OF REASON, admits she often noticed how much her own American culture clashed with British mannerisms.

She says, "What did become apparent to me when I was living in England were my Americanisms.

"I felt that so strongly. I felt loud and inappropriately direct. I felt curt and clumsy and I felt obnoxious in my straightforward way of communicating."

06/10/2004 03:19