Legally Blonde actress Renee Zellweger has dismissed rumours she is suffering from an eating disorder.

The 44-year-old Bridget Jones's Diary star gained nearly two stone when she starred in the movie series, based on the books of Helen Fielding, but she quickly dropped the weight once filming was finished with a strict diet and exercise regime.

Speaking to Britain's Daily Express newspaper about her dramatic weight loss, Renee said: "When you read reports that you are starving or that you are anorexic it's very unfair and disappointing. It's not very pleasant to read reports which say you've gone too far or this or that. I have a lifestyle that involves keeping my sanity by going to the gym."