Actress Renee Zellweger (L) and honoree Gugu Mbatha-Raw speak onstage during ELLE's 21st Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on October 20, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California

Actress Renee Zellweger (L) and honoree Gugu Mbatha-Raw speak onstage during ELLE’s 21st Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on October 20, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California

*Well Renee Zellweger has at least one fan of her new look.

The actress caught scores of side-eyes and media coverage after stepping onto the red carpet this week with what appeared to be an overdose of plastic surgery on her face.

One of the few coming to her defense is actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zellweger’s co-star in the upcoming film “The Whole Truth.”

“She’s stunning and she’s so talented and she’s such an amazing actress,” Mbatha-Raw told E! Online Wednesday night at a screening of her period drama “Belle” at Soho House in West Hollywood.

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Zellweger was attending Elle magazine’s Women in Hollywood gala to present an award to Mbatha-Raw when her face caught everyone off guard and made instant news – including Wednesday’s broadcasts of ABC’s “World News” and “NBC Nightly News.”

“It was very irritating to me, especially since I invited her and she was my guest,” Mbatha-Raw said, adding, “It’s a shame that that’s all there is talk about. There must be other things to talk about. I’m excited for ‘The Whole Truth’ to come out so the focus of the conversation should be her talent.”