She was formerly referred to as “America’s Sweetheart.”

Over the course of her career, Renee Zellweger has undergone a number of transformations, but her most recent is unquestionably the most shocking.

In the miniseries, The Thing About Pam, the actor portraying convicted killer Pamela Hupp is so transformed into the character that she has opened up about what it’s like to be someone else entirely.

“It’s just another tool really, isn’t it, to make the presentation match the narrative,” Renee stated after using face and body prosthetics to alter her appearance.

“I appreciate it because when you tell the story on the day it happened, it’s simpler to transcend. I find it appealing because it gives me a sense of safety.”

Everything, according to Renee, was a necessary step in the process and a significant aspect of her character.

The process of changing oneself, she said, “is sort of a set of goals that you’re trying to create this space, where you can share the tale, and that’s such a significant part of it.”

“You may just tick the boxes as you go closer and closer to creating this setting to tell the story as it starts to come together. As things start to come together and become really helpful, it simply seems like, I dunno, you’ve accomplished what you set out to do. It feels just like that.”

Renee claimed that rather than being shocked by what she saw when she glanced in the mirror following the metamorphosis, she laughed.

She cried out, “I just couldn’t believe it.” The prosthesis’ creator, Arian Titan, and his team of creative minds “were able to accomplish what I was shocked at what they were able to do,” the author adds.

Being a part of it was very fantastic, she added, “It was mind-boggling to me that they are so creative, and that he made these things from nothing just generated them with his imagination, attempting to make an approximation that would be appropriate in presenting this story.”

The Thing About Pam episodes are presently available on Peacock and NBC on Demand.