Actress Renee Zellweger has started to compose lyrics for her own songs. She has been inspired to start penning tracks by her role in new movie My Own Love Song, in which she sings a song written by Bob Dylan. The 41-year-old star admits she is now trying to decide what to do with the material.
“I don’t know what you call it,” she said. “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 neighbors, who unfortunately don’t have a choice!”
Renee admitted 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 right. “It was terrifying, absolutely terrifying,” she said.
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 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.