Shirley Henderson has never heard Renée Zellweger "really speak".

Shirley Henderson at Tale of Tales premiere

Shirley Henderson at Tale of Tales premiere

Henderson has reprised her roles as Jude for the third installment in the 'Bridget Jones' franchise alongside the 47-year-old American star - who plays the titular character - and, despite spending so much time on set together, she doesn't think she's ever seen her co-star come out of character and just be herself.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz on the red carpet of her new movie 'Tale of Tales', in which she stars alongside Salma Hayek and Toby Jones, she said: "She's a very good actress I mean she transforms, I've actually never heard her speak as she really is, she becomes, she embodies Bridget, she gets into her character and plays in it for the duration of her job and she's beautiful to look at. She's a great actress and you know... She's the package."

Henderson - whose other credits include playing Moaning Myrtle in 'Harry Potter' and Jude in 'Trainspotting' - is delighted to reunite with the cast including Colin Firth (Mark Darcy), Jim Broadbent (Bridget's Dad) and Jessica Hynes (Magda) and thinks the franchise, based on the books by Helen Fielding, "touches" people.

She said: "'To me it's fun and it's sort of, it touches on a little bit of our lives so it's pure joyous cinema and it was lovely to get back together, we've got a bit older but within five minutes it felt like we had never been apart so it was just really nice. I haven't seen the film so I hope it looks as good as it felt."