It’s no secret that I find Gwyneth Paltrow to be insufferable. Her general snottiness and holier-than-thou attitude is hilarious, though, so she’s a favorite to write about. Here’s something I didn’t know, though: Gwyneth thinks I’m lame. And if you’ve ever read Goop in between eye rolls, chances are you are lame too, in The Gospel of Goop. That’s what Dame Goopy says in her new Harper’s Bazaar UK March cover profile – she’s talking about Goop’s critics, and she says: “There were a couple of times when I thought, ‘I’m just gonna stop doing it. People are so mean to me. I don’t want to do it’. But then I was like, ‘Who cares what some lame person out there says?’” Yes, Gwyneth. MORE GOOP. And please, what we really need are more Goop columns about juice cleanses, being we love hearing about how you’re constipated. Knowing that Gwyneth can’t poop like a normal person, and that she needs to go on monthly juice cleanses is, like, the best knowledge out there.
WE’VE always known Gwyneth Paltrow to be exotic. She splits her time between L.A and London – which we see as two dramatically different climates by the way – AND has a baby called Apple. How much more exotic can you get?
So we think it’s about time we saw Gwyneth Paltrow unleash her inner animal, as she has done for the latest issues of Harpers Bazaar. The wife of Coldplay frontman Chris Martin sizzles in seventies-inspired animal print for their “Fashion to Music” issue. But the 38-year-old actress isn’t all glitz and glam – when she’s in the UK, she acts like a totally normal mum.
She says: “In England, people are cool. They’re really laid back and calm. Beyoncé did the school run with me once, and everyone was fine.”
In fact, Gwyneth admits she has a lot of admiration for her 29-year-old pal.
She continues: “Beyoncé is the most talented human being on the planet. She has so much mastery over what she does. It’s not even confidence – it’s on a whole other level. It’s mind-blowing. I watched her (perform) a lot to see how she did it, and I was like “S***! I can’t do that!
Gwyneth also considered scrapping her lifestyle website Goop.com after she was bombarded by “mean” comments. The Oscar-winner, known for her health-conscious diet and strict exercise routine, began to hand out wellbeing advice on the web in 2008, and writes a weekly newsletter to subscribers on everything from holistic medicine to the best places to eat in London.
But her portal became a target for cynics who accused the actress of being ill-qualified to hand out tips, and the star admits she came close to closing the site down.
She tells Harper’s Bazaar, “There were a couple of times when I thought, ‘I’m just gonna stop doing it. People are so mean to me. I don’t want to do it’. But then I was like, ‘Who cares what some lame person out there says?’”
Always with the name-dropping. I wish Gwyneth would give just ONE interview without mentioning one of her famous “friends” or her husband or one of her ex-boyfriends. It would be an interesting challenge for her. But what else would she have to talk about, other than how much COOLER the English are compared to Americans? Well, she could talk about juice cleanses. Or pooping. Or her vitamin deficiency. Oh, I could come up with suggestions all day! I’m so lame.
Photos courtesy of OK Magazine UK.