zellweger29f-1-webSDFL/SPLASH NEWS Renee Zellweger stepped out over the weekend in Mississippi for the first time since she was the center of plastic surgery speculation.

Renee Zellweger is not hiding from the cameras!

The 45-year-old actress, who was the center of plastic surgery speculation last week at Elle magazine’s annual Women in Hollywood party, stepped out over the weekend for the first time since her much-talked about red carpet appearance.

In the new pics snapped in Mississippi, where Zellweger is about to start production on her latest film “Same Kind af Different as Me,” the “Bridget Jones” star can be seen in workout clothes with her blond locks tied up in a bun and minimal makeup.

Zellweger quickly spoke out about the incessant chatter sparked by her unrecognizable face calling it “silly.”KEVORK DJANSEZIAN/AP

Renee Zellweger at the 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills in 2001.

“I’m glad folks think I look different! I’m living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I’m thrilled that perhaps it shows,” Zellweger said in a statement to People magazine on Oct. 22.

“My friends say that I look peaceful. I am healthy,” she continued.

“For a long time I wasn’t doing such a good job with that. I took on a schedule that is not realistically sustainable and didn’t allow for taking care of myself. Rather than stopping to recalibrate, I kept running until I was depleted and made bad choices about how to conceal the exhaustion. I was aware of the chaos and finally chose different things.”

Zellweger added that she is “finally growing into” herself.

“People don’t know me in my 40s,” she said.

“People don’t know me (as) healthy for a while, perhaps I look different. Who doesn’t as they get older?! Ha. But I am different. I’m happy.”

Zellweger recently finshed filming “The Whole Truth,” a court drama also starring Keanu Reeves and James Belushi.

As far as her personal life goes, she is currently in a relationship with Doyle Bramhall.