Actress Renee Zellweger had a tough time shooting scenes for her upcoming movie Bridget Jones: THE EDGE OF REASON in Thailand - because she ended up with a nasty heat rash.

The OSCAR-winning COLD MOUNTAIN star's pale flesh doesn't take kindly to intense sunshine - which was a problem she didn't share with her British co-stars Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.

She says, "I'm not great in the sun. That was a challenge to shoot a scene in he water for six hours and then cover up on sun rash for the next six weeks.

"All the English folk, who don't get so much sun usually, had their shirts off and were proud of their DAYGLO-white (skin). But I had at least 22 layers on because I'd burn through a hotel wall.

"I'm never going to live it down. I seriously looked like I was wearing a tent the whole time I was there."

01/11/2004 10:49