Renee Zellweger has been inspired to start writing her own songs by her role in new movie ‘My Own Love Song’, in which she sings a song written by Bob Dylan, and admits she is now trying to decide what to do with the material.
She told Rolling Stone magazine: “I don't know what you call it. It just comes out sometimes, and I don't know if I'm ever going to be able to share them with anybody, except my neighbours, who unfortunately don't have a choice!"
Renee admits she was very nervous about lending her voice to the Dylan track ‘Life Is Hard’ which features in the Olivier Dahan-directed film, because she was worried she wouldn’t be able to do it justice.
She said: “It was terrifying, absolutely terrifying.”
The version Renee performs is featured at the movie’s climax, while Dylan’s own interpretation plays over the end credits.
In the film, the 41-year-old actress plays a former country star who sings the song at a garden party just before she is reunited with the 10-year-old son she abandoned after a car accident when he was three.