Watch: 'Speculation became the truth' - Renee Zellweger goes on TV for another crack at nasty plastic surgery rumours

Actress Renee Zellweger has explained why she felt compelled to write an essay earlier this month addressing media speculation on changes to her face. 

Zellweger spoke with ABC's Leigh Scales about the well-publicised allegations she had plastic surgery around her eyes.

"Speculation became the truth... Your argument becomes one side," Zellweger told Scales in the interview which aired last night.

"I don't think there's any dignity in seeking the approval of people who you don't know and who make fun of other people."

The Bridget Jones Diary star wrote an article on August 7 titled 'We Can Do Better' on The Huffington Post to "make some claim on the truths in my life".

"Not that it's anyone's business, but I did not make a decision to alter my face and have surgery on my eyes," the 47-year-old wrote. 

The allegations first appeared in October 2014 after the actress appeared at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards looking visibly different, particularly around her eyes. 

The Oscar-winning actress slammed "tabloid journalism" and "celebrity news" for alleged misrepresentation in their writing.

"It's no secret a woman's worth has historically been measured by her appearance... Too skinny, too fat, showing age, better as a brunette, cellulite thighs, face lift scandal, going bald, fat belly or bump?"

More From