Actress Renee Zellweger is taking a year-long break from Hollywood, so she can spend more time hanging out with her friends.

The BRIDGET JONES star plans to take a complete career break now she has finished filming sequel THE EDGE OF REASON, because she is sick of working long hours.

Zellweger says, "The work is all-encompassing and there are so many things that you are not allowed in your life, because of it.

"Conventional friendships, unconditional friendships. I'd like to have coffee every day with my friends.

"I envy my friends who have that. So I'm stopping, I'm not really considering anything until this time next year."

05/10/2004 17:35