Gwyneth Paltrow believes her life is harder than a peasant mom working 9-5

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You know what I love? I love that all of the media sites – especially the NY outlets – are calling out Vanity Fair and Graydon Carter for not having the brass to pull the trigger on a real Gwyneth Paltrow tell-all. The NYDN says that Vanity Fair did have the scoop on Gwyneth and Chris Martin’s separation and that Gwyneth got Graydon Carter to bury it by whining, basically. Sources say that Chris and Goop have “had an open relationship for quite some time.” Yep.

Anyway, this interview happened before Gwyneth announced her split, but it looks particularly bad now that Gwyneth will have to deign to rebrand her image as a boldly delightful and richly fun single mother.

Just a week before Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced they were separating, the actress opened up to E! News about her plans for the coming year. Paltrow, who just signed on as the new face of natural skin care line Restorsea, revealed that she’s taking some time off to focus on her two children, Apple, 9, and Moses, 7.

“I just finished a movie in January that I was doing at the end of last year in London with Johnny Depp, and then I had two weeks here, and then I did a couple of episodes for Glee for the 100th episode,” she shared with us.

“So I have to go back to mommy…I have a rule about one movie a year, so I can’t shoot anything for a while, but I’m developing some material and working on the site [Goop] and raising kids.”

The 41-year-old Hollywood A-lister also explained how it’s trickier to maintain her film career now that her children are getting older.

“It’s much harder for me. I feel like I set it up in a way that makes it difficult because…for me, like if I miss a school run, they are like, ‘Where were you?’ I don’t like to be the lead so I don’t [have] to work every day, you know, I have little things that I like and obviously I want it to be good and challenging and interesting and be with good people and that kind of thing.”

She added, “I think it’s different when you have an office job, because it’s routine and, you know, you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening. When you’re shooting a movie, they’re like, ‘We need you to go to Wisconsin for two weeks,’ and then you work 14 hours a day and that part of it is very difficult. I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it’s not like being on set.”

[From E! News]

Yes, she totally said that. Gwyneth Paltrow does not feel “sorry” for any of you peasant mothers with your 9-to-5 “jobs” in some kind of “office.” At least you get to keep an orderly schedule! Pity poor Gwyneth, she has to go to WISCONSIN for two weeks and then the rest of the year she just needs to recuperate in one of her five mansions while two nannies attend to the children and her personal chef makes her a cabbage smoothie for her tenth juice fast of the year. YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW SHE STRUGGLES.

Dame Gwyneth wishes she had the luxury of just staying in one place and making “minimum wage” (“What IS this ‘minimum wage’ people keep speaking of?” Gwyneth wondered. “Does it have something to do with hedge funds?”) at some sort of food distribution establishment. She wishes she was that lucky! Instead she has to fly to Wisconsin, for goodness sake, and then to New York for a photo shoot (ugh, how draining) and then to London for a party (another party, how gauche) and then to Paris for a fitting (the worst!) and then back to LA for an awards show (so exhausting). And then when Gwyneth chooses to work, it’s always so dreadful… so many assistants bringing her water and coffee and so many people doing her hair and makeup and then they expect her to, like, stand in proper lighting and say some words. It’s truly dreadful. You have absolutely no idea how exhausting the whole process is.

(Of course the really funny thing is that Gwyneth really does work so much harder than, say, Duchess Kate.)

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  1. NewWester says:

    Better get a fresh cup of coffee and some snacks. The comments on this latest Goop remark should be good!
    Does anyone else think Goop would be perfect as a relative of Maggie Smith’s character on Downton Abbey? I can just see her saying in a upper crust British accent” What is a weekend?”

    • MCraw says:

      I don’t see anything wrong with what she said. Maintaining celebrity is exhausting work, and I say this as a person who works behind the scenes in this industry. I just worked 20hrs on set one day this week. 3am-11pm. Jesse Eisenberg was there for 18 of the 20. 12 hrs on set is the minimum. Exposed to extreme elements outdoors constantly. Since I’m crew, there’s grunt work involved, but even for the person doing the least strenuous work, just being somewhere for that long is grueling because there’s still the mental alertness you need at all times. I’ve been wondering how I can start a family and have children when my time away from home- when I am working- would make me an absent mother. I feel guilty when I don’t see my husband enough, and he works in this industry too. I was daydreaming about having kids and working a 9-5 for the very reasons she states here.

      That said, I never thought I would identify w Goop. Ever.

      • Suze says:

        How many times a year does GOOP do this though? It’s not constant. She’s not on a road crew.

        I believe your job is grueling, but the other important point is that you are not compensated the way GOOP is. During your precious little downtime, you cannot retreat to the perks as she does.

        And you were not brought up with the life GOOP has, where this has been the case forever. She has always had chefs, assistants, maids, garden crew.

        Yes, it’s hard to be on set as the talent. But it’s not brutal when you’re GOOP.

      • Leek says:

        You have a great point. I also worked on a few sets and I remember doing night shoots and barely holding it together at five am, which, by the way, is the coldest time of day/night. It’s so demanding. I feel so much more, however, for anyone below the line. Gwyneth can easily have her kids brought to set to hang out. Being a crew member is harder than being a 9 to 5 mom, but being a movie star…I need to be sold on that one still. If I recall correctly, the actors, by Hollywood law, have to have a 12 hr break between the time they wrap one day and the time they start the next. Like I’ve said before though, you’ve got to give Gwyneth credit; she’s always been and always will be an unapologetic bitch. I like that in a time where everyone is supposed to be sensitive and sorry when they really are not.

      • HappyMom says:

        Yes, being on a crew would be extremely difficult with having a family. My friend’s brother does lighting and he’s been gone for huge chunks of times and has missed so much of his kids’ lives. That said-he has to do this multiple times a year to support his family. Not remotely the same as Goop. Also-I’m guessing that you don’t have some fancy trailer to go to when you’re not working.

      • Suzy from Ontario says:

        Please, they are more than well compensated for their time and any hardship and they have the $ to hire nannies and cooks and maids and anyone else they need to make their life easier. (not talking about behind the scenes people, just actors like her).

        Yes, they are on set for long hours, but they have a trailer and they can have the kids on set with them if they want and many stars bring their families along. My husband often has to travel for work or put in long days of 12-14 hours and he isn’t making millions of dollars to make it easier. Nor does he have the ability or money to take me and kids along on business trips.

        I think that was a very insensitive thing she said when so many people struggle to keep their kids fed, clothed and healthy. That’s exactly why people don’t like her. Plus I don’t think this is a time when everyone is supposed to be sensitive, it’s simply a time when people are encouraged to try to be empathetic and imagine what it might truly be like for others. Gwen can go cry into her big bag of money at her personal pity party. Let her live like a regular person for a few months and then ask her which lifestyle she’d prefer.

      • MCraw says:

        Yeah, she is way compensated for her time and I know it’s not the same as what I get. That’s why I mentioned that even for the person working the least, it’s mentally draining. And again, she’s choosing to maintain her celebrity, which is hard work, but also of her choosing with all the best perks. I haven’t worked in 4 months and purposefully try to work only 3 or 4 days a week when I am working. Just cuz I’ve already hit 40hrs in 3 days. So I was painting a clearer picture of why someone like her would say something like that. Work is still work. Even if the money is great.

        Again, I never thought I’d identify with anything she says, her salary aside. I just don’t like the idea that someone can’t be truthful about the lows of their achievement because someone somewhere in the world has it worse than them and will possibly be offended cuz her check is better. She should open her eyes and see there’s more to the world than her issues, but I guess that can be said to anyone at certain points yknow?

      • Christin says:

        I think that comparing crew jobs to actors (who have trailers. assistants, etc.) is not the same.

        The so-called actress who made this statement only works one movie a year, and not in a lead role so her on-set time is lessened. She’s working only a limited number of weeks per year to do this while others are working all year long. Huge difference.

      • bokchoi says:

        hi gwynnie! glad you could join us…

      • Pandy says:

        Are you telling me that the luxury trailers that the talent receives can’t accomodate the kids and nannies? I’m calling BS on this. And while you may have to stand outside for 18 hours per day, they have their trailers waiting. Gwyneth needs to f*ck off. Now.

      • Wiffie says:

        I kind of get where she’s coming from too (gasp). Some careers have schedules that are easy when you have kids, some are easier. If you have always predictable hours and can go home at the end of the day regardless, and know there are no shakeups coming you can’t predict, it’s obviously ideal. There are also careers where you might have to leave at moments notice, or just be gone for long stretches, or have several 18 hour days followed by a few months off. Less ideal with kids, but likely easier to if you can afford care for the kids and someone to take care of your massive home when you’re working.

        That said nobody is MAKING her be an actress. It’s not like she works at taco bell because it’s her only option. She ha the money to to make more with investments or something if she wanted to be home more.

      • Mel M says:

        @Suze- exactly. She forgets (because frankly she’s never had to do any of these things) that after a mom gets home at “5pm” that there is laundry (putting it in the washer, dryer, folding, then putting away) cooking, eating, dishes, maybe helping with homework, baths, putting to bed, possibly more “office” work to be done and getting to bed yourself. Not to mention there is an entire house that needs cleaning sometimes, groceries to go out and purchase, lawn work, cars to maintain, I could go on and on. She doesn’t think about all of that stuff that takes up time because she has people that do these things for her. She had no idea what she’s talking about and until you’ve been in someone else’s shoes you can’t compare yourselves, ugh. She’s so predictably out of touch at this point. Just shut up.

      • Montréalise says:

        But let me ask you: how many weeks a year do you (and your husband) work? I’m betting that you pretty much work year-round, with one or two annual vacations at most. Whereas Gwyneth Paltrow – according to the IMDB web site – acts in ONE movie a year. If she has to fly to Wisconsin to film 14-hour days for two weeks, that still leaves her fifty weeks when she doesn’t have that schedule.

      • Jess says:

        I agree with Suze. Even if she does work hard for two weeks she’s not working that hard for 30 much less 50 weeks of the year. And she has the financial ability to have the rest of her life handled while she “works.” Will she please, please go away.

      • ol cranky says:

        I know a lot of people with “office” jobs (myself included) and few, if any, of us have “9-5″ jobs, let alone actual 8 hour work days. We can pay a huge price if we miss a mark/deadline or our deliverable isn’t a blockbuster. I don’t want to hear that it’s grueling to be on set for 18 or 20 hours, especially when Ms Paltrow isn’t actually working the entire time and probably has a nice trailer that may well be as comfy as the homes of many hard working people.

      • MCraw says:

        Hmm. Yeah, I guess so. I do think she’s out of touch in terms of focusing on the negatives while the positives far outweigh them. And yknow, I completely forget about her home staff assisting her daily. I can see why ppl hate her lmao.

      • Louise says:

        As a crew member yes, it is gruelling. Princess Gwennie is not crew. She is an actor. And a famous one at that. Her acting life includes her own personal assistant, trailer, PR, agent, and a mansion to go home to at night.
        Goop is infuriatingly clueless about the real world and the real lives of women.

    • Hiddles forever says:

      “What is a weekday”? I don’t think she gets the difference anyway lol

    • db says:

      No, it’s not the same, sorry. It’s not just “9-5″ – it starts from the time you wake, say around 5:30-6, get the kids going, get yourselves going, out the door, school, commuting –good grief. And it’s all on the parents, there’s usually no nanny, chef, someone to work you out. No is it the “same” as parents working 3 jobs, 7 days a week — there way more people who have to do that than there are people in your industry working at any given time. So, no, it’s not the “same.” It’s a good deal harder.

      I get that your business is tough and unpredictable, so good for you for making a go of it.

    • John says:

      She’s not working 50 weeks out of the year like normal people. For an actor, even a lead, the shooting schedule is carefully monitored by the unions as to how many hours per day (they can go over, but the penalties are big) and how many hours absolutely must pass between the end of shooting one day and the call time the next day. SAG requires ALL actors flown to a location fly first class, as well.
      Outdoors or indoors and the time of day they film is up for grabs, sure, but she gets a nice trailer with all the amenities when she’s not shooting.
      She’s just being clueless and self-absorbed. Again.

      • Nelly says:

        I understand what all of you are saying. I also work as backgrown on set. Also I’m a freelancer as a designer.
        Crew and back grown have a union. When I freelance, I’m lucky if I get lunch, it’s now 30 minuts at your desk. The hours are unpredictable. Yes you start at nine am. But not leaving at five. More like seven or eight even later. No way close to the money she makes.
        As an actor at least the union makes sure you have an hour lunch, anything less theirs a penalty. The union protects you or compensates its workers.
        When you work on salery or freelance, there’s no safety net or residuals.
        Or down time in your trailer.

      • John says:

        Nelly, we’re not talking about techies or designers or extras and background players, we’re talking about Academy Award-winning stars. Extra work isn’t acting, anyway, it’s warm bodies to fill the scene. They get a day rate, and yes, lunch and all-day access to craft services, if it’s a legitimate project (even for non-union extras).
        If you’re doing non-union low-budget indies and student films, you get what you get.

    • Jb says:

      According to celebritynetworth.com she is worth 60 million dollars. I would imagine the ex is worth quite a bit as well. She does not need to work another day in her life, so I suggest she quits whining and gets a grip on the ridiculous amount of wealth and opportunity she has. Who cares about her shifts? She doesn’t have to do it. If she’s such a great mom, why is she working when her children are school age when she doesn’t have to? I love my job, but it doesn’t mean anything to me if I had the opportunity to spend more time with my child. She could also quit blogging and maybe America and her kids would appreciate it.

  2. Eileen says:

    I saw this quote and wanted to tell this clueless,privileged,domestic goddess off! Try being a widow with children(like my sister-in-law) or a single mom,or a mom with a severely disabled child who can do nothing for himself and work 12- hour shifts on weekends like me.

    • eny79 says:

      Every time thit bit*h opens her mouth I feel the need to slap her hard way.

      • Frida_K says:

        She hasn’t changed a bit since she was a young woman.

        I wrote about this elsewhere, but the short version: I was born and raised in Santa Barbara (the poor parts–Isla Vista and Goleta). She is a bit older than I am and we both went to UCSB (she about five years before me). I worked long hours, felt very lucky to be there, and experienced all the challenges a poor local kid has at UCSB. Later, she used to laugh about UCSB in interviews that appeared during the time I was starting out and talk about how her “Uncle Michael” (Douglas) pulled some strings to get her in, but that she just wasn’t into it, so she left to go have fun with her fabulous career, blah blah blah. It used to just make me burn. Her flippant attitude towards how she got in, her disdain for the whole scene, and how all of it was just beneath her…it was so rude and unnecessary.

        Why say these things?

        She has no self-awareness whatsoever. Never has, never will.

      • Hiddles forever says:

        @Frida_K

        In a few words, an ungrateful spoiled biotch.

    • V4Real says:

      Yeah that’s tough Eileen, I can only imagine the struggle you go through on a daily basis.
      I just started my my morning job after coming off an over night shift of my second job. I worked 12am to 8am, now I’m at my desk to face another 8 hours of work. As soon as I’m done here I’m rushing home to take my son to baseball practice.

      Goop wouldn’t know hard work if it jumped up and bit her in that pretentious stripper ass.

    • starrywonder says:

      Yeah she is just all kinds of suck isn’t she? And yeah VF you bunch of hacks nice to sit on this!

      • Nick says:

        I really think that this specific comment is going to cost her movies 100s of millions at the box office. She just became box office poison. A lot of people are going to boycott her movies. The 100s of millions I am referring to is not just one movie, its going to be felt in her next several. I truly think that this is the end of her box office success. I guess time will tell.

      • Violet says:

        @Nick, apart from Iron Man (and she is not the draw there, anyone could replace her and it be equally successful) she has never enjoy box office success.

      • Lauren says:

        I cannot remain silent any longer. GP is so offensive and insulting. All these men she attracts must be drawn to her Goop Blow Job theory. Didn’t work for her husband – because as soon as she wipes her face-the suffocating Goop drivel recites over and over.

  3. Kiddo says:

    I’m seeing a different narrative here. The one in which she explains that she’s not taking lead roles by choice, versus not being pursued for lead roles by studios, etc.

    Otherwise, I don’t think she’s saying it’s easier to be a office peon, in general. She’s thinking that scheduling issues are more difficult to resolve when you have to travel. But 9-5 moms also have to travel for business, however, and she didn’t get that far in her analysis.

  4. Liv says:

    Good god, Gwyneth! You kind of had our sympathy for about two seconds because of your separation and now this! She has months off after filming, months!! You just want to punch her in the face. Or burn her kale, because violence is not the answer.

  5. Nymeria says:

    How peasant-y of her for pointing out the obvious. /snark

  6. Rhea says:

    Still living in her bubble world, I see. Smh.

    You know, I understand it’s probably because she was raised in a pretty much bubble world, too—so she’s clueless about how the rest of the regular world living their lives—but damn, princess every once in a while pop that bubble, will ya?

  7. Elisabeth says:

    Oy Vey this chick….Queen Elizabeth the 1st was more in touch with the common man

  8. len says:

    except you don’t hear duchess kate complaining about how much more difficult her life is than the average person….

  9. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Ooookkkkkkk. Wow, Goop, you actually had my sympathy for about 11 minutes. What an incredibly out of touch, self-centered and just plain stupid thing to say. SHE has it tough because her schedule isn’t 9-5 52 weeks a year? Goop, this is why I just can’t stand you. If you were wondering why, go read your interview again. This. Is. Why.

    • FLORC says:

      She is just awful. Even worse imo was her interview where she gave tips on how to keep a marriage strong. It’s all for show it seems and she has no real issues outside of self made ones. That she strives to project an image of being inherently better than all others because of wealth isn’t helping her either.

  10. neelyo says:

    At this point, Paltrow is trolling us all. She’s no better than a Kardashian.

    • Dawn says:

      Well I do think she is a hundred times better than a Kardashian because like her or hate her she does have talent because she can act, sing, dance and does not sound like an annoying uneducated valley girl Nor do if find her to be as morally reprehensible as the Kardashian/Jenner klan . She just doesn’t have a clue to what it is to have to work and have a family and to not have help with any of it. She can work 14 hour days and not worry about her children being cared for while the majority of the population can’t. She just doesn’t have a clue and that is why she needs to be more careful in how she presents herself.

  11. Rose says:

    Your end rant is EVERYTHING!

  12. HH says:

    I saw a meme that says it best:
    Some people need to be high-fived…
    In the face…
    With a chair.

  13. Dani2 says:

    I was looking for a way to try and defend her here but this trick clearly said: “it’s much harder for me”. Ugh, when will you grow up and get some perspective Gwyneth?

    • jjva says:

      No kidding. I don’t even care if she actually believes it, but someone should teach her to *pretend* to have some sort of understanding of the life of a commoner.

      • Belle says:

        This. Exactly. Just freaking fake it… if nothing else, just repeat what other female celebs with kids usually say…. stuff like ‘I’m very fortunate in my job that I can bring my kids with me, so I don’t have to be away from them when I’m filming.’

        Why on earth can’t she just say crap like THAT??

  14. NewWester says:

    “I don’t like to be the lead so I don’t [have] to work everyday” When was the last time she was actually lead actress? I don’t think her name carries the same box office clout anymore like Sandra Bullock or Meryl Streep do

  15. Deanne says:

    She seriously needs to shut her mouth. She been privileged her entire life and deludedly preaches to the masses, as if she is someone self made. She literally has zero clue as to what life is like for the average working Mother. I’d love to see her taken down a few pegs. She’s an insufferable snob and could use a good karmic slap in her smug face.

  16. Maria says:

    As someone who actually works 12-13hr shifts, straight WITHOUT long ass breaks, she can blow me.

    She works one film a year and has the financial means to not have to worry.

    A 9-5 mom has to work every damn day with little to no vacation, barely can put food on the table, and doesn’t have maids/nannies.

    She can go kick rocks.

  17. MonicaQ says:

    Kaiser: “What IS this ‘minimum wage’ people keep speaking of?” Gwyneth wondered. “Does it have something to do with hedge funds?”

    SLAAAAAAAAAAY

    The South will rise again before Paltrow’s self awareness does.

  18. Sisi says:

    Then maybe she should consider a tv gig fulltime

    ….

    Lol…

  19. Kelly says:

    Clapping at the article, clapping. At this point I just skip the story and go straight to the accompanying word-commentary.

  20. PunkyMomma says:

    Obliviously Goopy hasn’t a clue. She needs to shut her ignorant mouth and go away.

  21. lucy2 says:

    I don’t doubt that the scheduling for a film shoot can be tough on a family. HOWEVER – she’s forgetting about the other 10-11 months of the year that she doesn’t have to do that. And that’s where it makes me want to smack her. This is the woman who talks about taking her kids to school and then exercising for 4 hours a day! She might have a couple of weeks a year that are difficult and hectic, but FFS, she has no idea what it’s like for everyone in the real world, and should NOT compare herself to that.

    Also, nice try on the “I only want 1 movie a year and don’t want to be the star” spin. Please. I don’t think anyone is beating down her door with huge offers, she’s taking what she can get.

  22. blue marie says:

    There was a small part of me that felt a wee bit sorry for her, however it has passed. Maybe it was just indigestion..

  23. Embee says:

    I’m glad for her children that she takes her role as a parent seriously….however!!!!….a little perspective, please. And I don’t think her privilege clouds her perspective. Remember when Reese Witherspoon told Matilda Ledger’s mom ( cannot remember the actress’ name) to pull herself together and take a yoga class? She was like, “yes, it’s difficult but we have extraordinary resources and that isn’t true for many.” And lo and behold Michelle Williams (that’s it!) started a non profit to bring free yoga to single moms. This Paltrow woman is nearly pathological in her self centered-ness! Furthermore I am also a single , working mom. My daughter’s father had a complete and permanent (it seems) psychotic break upon her birth and has been no part of my daughter’s upbringing (other than to hassle the crap out of me). Sometimes I am tired and short tempered but I never, ever lose sight of the fact that because I am well compensated my gig is hella easier. I don’t have to worry about the quality of my child’s care, can get a sitter when I want a break, etc. this woman makes me ill.

    • Suze says:

      This is GOOP, darling. There is no perspective other than her own.

      I cannot imagine why she is getting divorced.

    • Sullivan says:

      Embee, I wasn’t aware of that Williams/Witherspoon story. Thanks for sharing that.

    • laura says:

      I work too in the movie industry, this is hard work for me with long hours but however I am fairly compensated….But when I see all those actors being continuously pampered on set, and yes maybe staying long hours but they usually have assistants serving them, they have massages, can rest in their beautiful trailers, and they win millions/thousands of $$$ etc etc, they are not specials at all for most of them …I feel like when an actor complains it is non respecting the rest of us.
      One of my girlfriend is making 10$/hr and works very hard long hours, she is a single mom and yet she is so much more accomplished and put together than any Gwyneth of this world!

  24. cerebralmind says:

    She’s entitled to her own opinion, but Gwyneth has no relevance in any one of our day to day lives. Think about it…are you thinking about Gwyneth when you’re making your choices for the day (i.e. what’s for dinner? balancing your checkbook, picking up your kids etc…). The answer is no. I wouldn’t get worked up over her comment. She’s just an actress. Besides this is what happens when you have everyone around you kissing your a$$ everyday. You begin to think you are more important and significant than what you actually are (in the greater scheme of things).

  25. Mandy says:

    Wow, I never realized I had it so much better than poor, pitiful Gwyneth. Gosh, she is such an a$$hat.

  26. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    I cannot believe she said that about working mothers. What does she possibly know about ”office jobs’ as she calls them?

    SHE IS HORRIBLE.

  27. KissandMakeup says:

    This beyootch is out of her mind. So out of touch with reality. I’m speechless. She doesn’t know what hard work is even if it hit her right in the no carb, no gluten, no dairy pie hole.

  28. Kiddo says:

    Okay, I’m prepared to be pummeled, but what I get out of all of this is her incredible insecurities. She has to convince herself that she’s special on a daily basis. Maybe growing up privileged and having everything handed to you plays games with your psyche. If you never had to work very hard to achieve anything, there must a space in your brain that questions your value, and the value of accomplishments that you haven’t earned by digging yourself out of trenches first. Would I have all of this if I wasn’t born into it? sort of a thing. So she tries to imagine herself in other worlds, where she then makes rationalizations about her own struggles comparatively.

    • bettyrose says:

      Kiddo you’re absolutely right. Her insecurities are transparent but that doesn’t justify her shockingly insensitive comments. Everyone has insecurities but I guess most of us are better actors than her to maintain social graces and not lash out at people with less than us just to feel better about ourselves.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I would agree with your sweet and compassionate interpretation if she was 21. I was a total twit at that age and I blush to think of my smug knows-everything attitude. But she’s way past the age where she should have learned that she has been very fortunate, but that doesn’t make you a better person or less of a person. It doesn’t protect you from heartache or failure and surely she has had SOME struggles that could broaden her mind, compassion and understanding and make her see life outside of her bubble. Everyone starts out thinking their upbringing is the way of the world, but you grow up, you see how fortunate you are, you see people who have to struggle so much harder than you did or people who struggled in a different way than you did and you find gratitude and understanding. I think if she hasn’t by now, it’s possible she never will, and that’s sad. She has children. What is she teaching them?

    • lower-case deb says:

      re; questioning value/worth. i think i somewhat agree with this, kinda like glass half full/half empty kinda thing. i’ve seen both sides of the coin in my friends and family. some of them thought being born into comfort meant that they have the divine blessing to be entitled, some became very insecure and fell prey to many people trying to cash in on their insecurities (can’t say no, just in case accused of….), some found their value in helping others (they thought that them being given these things meant they have to pay it forward).

      but another thing i sort of see, is perhaps the “Grass is Greener” type of thing. for someone who lives with no structure, they envy structure, and vice versa. the whole, there must be something better than this attitude.

      we working bees often wonder what it’s like to be queen bee. why should we work all day and all night, getting swatted and insecticided, while the queen bee sleeps all day being pampered hand and foot. but the queen bee is fat, bloated, and perpetually pregnant, pushing kid after kid, and lost her value once she hits menopause. the queen bee perhaps look at the worker bee the same, why can’t i be svelte, and free to fly whereever, see the sun and the flowers and whatsit.

      i like office work, i strive when there’s organization. chaos cuts me on my kneecaps and slays me where i stand. it’s so regimented that people (clients) begin to think that we’re run by robots. our delivery window gets smaller and smaller, costs rise and competition too. trying to keep up with Just In TIme Delivery sucks big time and often calls for late nights. once i went into the office on a Sunday, and didn’t emerge from it until Friday, i slept on the couch, washed clothes in the sink, and had my kids come to the office to do their homework and cheer mommy up.

      then i look at my thespian friend, who works in theater. how fun, how happy she appears to be, her artistic circle of friends seem nice, and they don’t have “deadlines” as such. production can overrun because the painter lost his muse, etc etc. how nice.

      but she told me she worried where the next job would be after theater season is over (and in my country it’s a short 1 month). she can’t stand office jobs and she envies me with a steady stream of income. her kids were often cranky because they went everywhere with her who kept odd hours, etc.

      i hear the same when the kids come together too: how fun you get to be in those cities, see all the art, versus how fun you get to sleep in your own bed and go to school etc etc.

      i agree with the other posters regarding perspective. a wife swap is an interesting idea. :)

      • Kiddo says:

        Very insightful post. As to the free spirit actor/tress, that person is a ‘working actor’. Gwyneth doesn’t have to worry about living paycheck to paycheck, about the next job (outside of ego), so it’s a different scenario. But I understand and appreciate the grass is greener concept. Although that’s not necessarily what’s going on here. It’s more of a pissing match about who has it worse, not really I’d rather be there, on the other side of the fence with that green grass.

    • someone says:

      you are giving GP way to much credit for actually thinking! She cant think outside her little bubble she calls a life…poor Gwennie

  29. ncboudicca says:

    Damn, when is that stereotype about “9-5″ going to change? I don’t know a single person who works those kinds of hours. More like 7:30-5….

    • Mel M says:

      Exactly. There are also so many that end up bringing work home or stressing about what you are going to walk into tomorrow at work. Not a lot of people leave everything at the office and are home by 5pm and don’t have to think about work again until 9am. Nut job.

    • zombie says:

      I work in pharmaceuticals. I’m salaried and suppose to work 8am-5pm but I work 6am – 10pm. I usually take Sunday off but not Saturday. I think companies have gotten used to abusing employees and reaping the benefits. When I ask for help or to be able to leave on time, I am then told that I am not a “teamplayer”. I’m sick of people who work on movie sets thinking they are the only ones with long hours. The only difference is that they get to take weeks off to recuperate and I can only take Sunday off.

      • Shannon1972 says:

        Exactly this! 9-5 is a myth, and weekends are a privilege. If we do take an entire weekend, who isn’t frantically trying to cram in all the errands and chores that didn’t get done during the work week?
        I don’t know anyone who keeps these hours, and it certainly isn’t a set schedule. If a last minute project comes up at the office, we can’t just say “oh well. It’s 5 pm, gotta go now”. We have to stay until whenever it’s finished – kids or no kids. Set schedule? Ha! Doesn’t exist anymore…it’s a quaint throwback to the mid 20th century, nothing more. She has no idea of how imperious she sounds.

      • Shazz says:

        Yes!!!! My last “9-5″ job was 50-70 hours per week whenever we had a proposal to finish in one week. I would get blurry vision and my co-workers would tell me to step outside to get fresh air, because it was a migraine symptom they were all familiar with. This privileged twit needs to stop talking like she has any clue what it’s like to live in the real world.

    • starrywonder says:

      Thank you! I am at work by 7:45 everyday. Goop needs to shut it!

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      But you guys have it so easy! You can just do your stuff, you know, laundry, figure out your taxes, what’s for dinner, Halloween costumes, charity board meeting, dog to the vet, get your teeth cleaned, pick up the dry cleaning, you know, peasantry stuff, before you go to work and after you come home! Poor Goop has to work two weeks of the year! Where’s your compassion for the downtrodden?

      Ugh, this woman.

    • anon33 says:

      Seriously. 9-SIX plus two hours total of commuting and that’s IF there’s no significant traffic…and I dont even have a kid!!!!

    • BooBooLaRue says:

      Word. Am still trying to get used to the 08:00 – 6:00 pm thing myself.

    • MonicaQ says:

      Seriously, 8-6. Ugh. And I don’t have kids–I’m a bit frightened to honestly with my schedule and my husband’s (9-8) schedule.

    • Alex says:

      9-5 is a movie made in the eighties and while the social injustices are just as true today, the work schedule is not. (Seriously, a movie made before I was born is completely relevant to the work experiences I have had. My friend and I applied for the same job at a company which had three openings available (he went to the same college as me, took the same courses as me, had the same GPA as me, graduated the same year as me). We prepared for the interview together. We interviewed with the same people. He was offered $10,000 more a year than me. He was flabbergasted when I got the offer for so much less than what he was offered.
      Her comment cements just how privileged her life is. I hope her next role is about a working women and she can shadow me. I doubt she would be able to handle the hours without breaks and god forbid the fast food because there is no time to cook or eat a homemade meal and certainly not enough money to hire a chef. Seriously, one person runs out, buys the fast food, and brings it back for us to eat while we continue to work. She has no idea how lucky she is.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        That is terrible! And illegal, isn’t it? What did you do?

      • Alex says:

        I tried to negotiate with the company about why I thought I should be given $10,000 more but the most I could get them up was $3000. I couldn’t rat out my friend because the company didn’t know that I knew him. So I simply said that I had heard that others were being offered more and asked what I could possibly do to better myself and be offered a larger salary.
        The company gave multiple reasons for why they offered me less. It would be hard to prove in court and for someone just out of college I really can’t afford to go to court. I should also mention that I live in Ky which Mark Twain described as being 20 yrs behind the times. I think it has regressed to being 70 yrs behind the times.
        I’m working on getting a job in a different state!

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Alex, your post makes me so upset! Grrrr! I wish you the best, you sound very intelligent and I think you handled the situation perfectly. Any company would be lucky to have you.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Alex, that is awful. I understand why you couldn’t say anything about your friend. Best of luck on your new job search. I don’t think this company is a good long term bet.

  30. eliza says:

    Yes, my life is such a walk in the park to hers. Leave it to Paltrow to put some perspective on it. Never again will I stress knowing the difficulties she goes through as a pampered, wealthy, over paid ACTRESS. The stress must be unimaginable!

  31. Easi says:

    The difference between Angelina Jolie and this fart bubble is astronomical. What does Goop ever do with her celebrity except promote herself?

    • MonicaQ says:

      Donate to the limit of tax break and then stop? I have no idea.

    • xantha says:

      Seriously Brad Pitt is the only thing that links them. Otherwise they have nothing in common.

      She should go with Angelina to meet Syrian refugees. Get some perspective.

    • Shaines says:

      Umm If AJ said she works harder then a person who works the 9-5 job, then lots of people on this site would defend her. It just that people don’t like GP on this site, so they are grilling her for it. Truth is, both of them make easy money. Yes they work harder then the likes of the Kardahsian or Hiltons, but they still make easy money for just acting. And What makes you think Jolie is doing all the hard work for UN? Please there are lots of people who work for UN that don’t go home to a multi-million dollar home with luxuries, nannies, cooks, maids, bodyguards etc. Something about AJ is fake and calculated.
      And we don’t know what kind of chairty work Gwenyth does. She might be giving a lot of money you never know. The amount of hate GP gets is ridiculous.

  32. db says:

    GP’s like the Bertie Wooster of actresses

  33. Karen says:

    What a joke. Of course there are challenges? I freaking dare her to switch places.

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but given the chance, what woman wouldn’t choose to be away for a few weeks, with well trained and screened nannies/spouse/family watching the kids for a few weeks, in exchange for millions of dollars and a free schedule for the rest of the year? Ugh, insufferable airhead woman.

  34. Nicolette says:

    Is this really such a shock? She obviously considers herself to be above the masses, and every time she opens her pretentious mouth she just reiterates that point.

  35. ZAK says:

    I call b.s on her not taking lead roles because she loves her children so much. Does anyone think that Paltrow is the go to actress for lead roles in her age bracket? I think Paltrow can act and I actually like her in the Iron Man films but outside of those films (which nobody goes to see because of her) Paltrow can’t land a hit film if her life depended on it. Sorry if I sound mean but the chick is kinda a one hit wonder in a certain way. It’s not nearly as bad. as Kate Hudson but it’s not great either.

  36. Jaderu says:

    “I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it’s not like being on set.”

    I feel your struggle Goopy.
    #12yearsastupidbitch

  37. frivolity says:

    This attitude is endemic in Hollywood and among most rich folks. Everything they do is superlative to everything everyone else does. Try teaching in front of a class for 5-6 hours a day. Try working in a factory for half that time. Try working in Wal-Mart. Try living hand-to-mouth. The quantity of hours is irrelevant. The long hours on a Hollywood set are interrupted by free food, rest in a trailer, etc., etc. Not equivalent.

    In contrast … President Jimmy Carter was on Stephen Colbert’s show this week. When asked about his and his wife’s work building houses for the poor with Habitat for Humanity, he said: “We’ve never built a house that the family that lived in the house didn’t work twice as long and twice as hard as we did.”

    Oh, and one more thing, Gwynnie – try not having a union to protect you anymore. The rest of us are all losing them, but somehow SAG/AFTRA, DGA, and WGA don’t seemed to be threatened at all …

    • Ag says:

      yes – carter is the perfect example of how to use your privilege and status to make the world a better place for, you know, everyone in society, in a humble way.

    • bettyrose says:

      I’d love to hear the GOOP perspective on Habitat for Humanity. “Oh, those houses are built from massed produced plans by non-artisan labor. Just so tacky. Do you know how hard I worked to locate the perfect home(s) to suit my family’s rarified sensibilities and interview dozens of interior designers to find one who eats the same exact strain of kale that I feed my family?”

    • Christin says:

      Carter turns 90 this year and still helps Habitat and the Carter Center, which helps battle disease and famine. His current home isn’t what you would call opulent.

      I think building homes and fighting disease and famine are far too peasanty for an elitist of her magnitude to grasp. If she ever did attempt to do charitable endeavors, it would probably be a fiasco with plenty of clueless comments from her.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I wouldn’t knock SAG-AFTRA, the DGA, or the WGA. The majority of the people in them aren’t Gwennie types, they are hard workers as well and many struggle to make ends meet. Plus, SAG and AFTRA had to merge to survive.

      • Kristin says:

        Tiffany, I don’t think the author of that post was knocking SAG or WGA in any way. She’s simply pointing out that as an actor, Gwyneth is at the very least protected by the actor unions, whereas so many other jobs are either losing their union protections or never had them to begin with. At least that’s how I read it:)

  38. bettyrose says:

    I know Gweneth, sweetie. It’s lonely at the top. Office workers get rewarded daily for their meager efforts while you starve yourself in a neverending quest to be cast in some bit part as a scrawny blonde. The Avengers franchise would be nothing without your ten minutes of screen time in those tiny shorts. I doubt Hollywood could function without you. Thank you for your sacrifice.

  39. Xantha says:

    Remember how Graydon of Vanity Fair talked to Gwyneth on how to make people like her? Remember how he told her she should gain weight, the implication being that people hate her because she’s skinny?

    No Gwyneth, NO. People hate you because you say privileged out-of-touch bullshit like this ALL THE TIME. That’s what Graydon should have told her.

  40. Ag says:

    this woman is an out-of-touch millionaire, so no one should expect anything but bs to come out of her mouth on the topic of the lives of the peasantry. however, i feel free to trash and dislike her because she is so unaware of her privileged status in life, so ignorant of the socioeconomic realities of the vast majority of humanity, and is so f-ing sanctimonious about it all. even her divorce announcement reeked of “better than thou” – she managed to pseudo-intellectualize what we, the peasants, call “plain ole cheatin.’” but maybe i’m just bitter since i was just told that a new daycare arrangement for our son would be $490 a week. which is, you know, how much i make per hour in my glamorous office job, clearly.

  41. Anthea says:

    This is such a dumb thing for Goop to say. I’m a parent and also a self employed designer. Sometimes I’m frantically busy, sometimes less so, but it is still miles easier than when I had a nine to five job.

    I think her schedule sounds easy enough. It sounds like she has a lot of time to be with the kids and some busy periods of work. Not to say that this cannot be tough at times, but you can tell from how she talks that she has no idea what it is like to do housework, shopping, school runs around a full time job. It is exhausting and relentless. The variety in her schedule is a luxury she might not fully appreciate.

  42. Kelly says:

    I can’t believe she actually said that. How in the world can you compare yourself to someone, when you’ve never walked a day in their shoes? I never minded Goop before, she’s said some “interesting” things in the past, but I never paid much attention to her. She was always another “minor talent” celebrity whose probably had more opportunities than she truly deserved (but we have many of those floating around). But to make such an asinine comment, which actually no experiences to back it up…is a new low for her. She elevates herself while at the same time insulting the masses… she’s damn near a republican presidential candidate!

  43. Deb says:

    Dear Goop,

    Stay the f*ck out of Wisconsin. We don’t want you here.

    Sincerely,
    A Proud Wisconsinite

  44. LL says:

    I would love to see her appear on a episode of “Wife Swap” or spend time with a ‘regular’ family so she could see how fortunate she really is to have the life she has and to knock her down a peg. Maybe it can humble her so can really understand how hard it is to raise a family when you don’t have the resources she has.

  45. Rie526 says:

    She should take a look at what Angelina Jolie is doing, and St. Angie never complains. She should also reevaluate calling her life hard. I’d choose that lifestyle over those children in St. Angie’s documentary any day. Just sayin.

  46. Algernon says:

    Being a famous person, who is very rich, is not comparable to being a regular ole nine-to-five workaday mom. Regular moms don’t have assistants, nannies and personal chefs doing everything for them. That said, I have heard a lot of actors say they got into TV, or stayed in TV after becoming successful, because the hours, though long, are stable. Less travel is required, you’re guaranteed a 3-6 month break each year that will roughly coincide with your children’s summer vacation, and even though you could spend 12-14 hours a day on set, most TV shows are done by 6 PM and you don’t work weekends. Actors lead very nomadic lives and eventually, no matter who you are, that gets wearing. It’s just that that should never be compared to people who actually struggle to make ends meet, or who miss dinner with their kids because they work two jobs or had to pick up a second shift or something that’s, you know, an *actual* problem/challenge.

  47. mal23 says:

    I’ve always kind of laughed at Goop’s ridiculousness, but now I’m just pissed. What does she know about working moms doing 9 to 5s? For one thing, 9 to 5s aren’t 9 to 5 anymore. My co-workers work nights and weekends and we get to the office at the crack of dawn. We make merely a fraction of what she does and most of us manage our lives without chefs, nannies and servants. We can’t bring our kids to work the way she has mentioned that she brings them to set.

    In my younger years I was a PA on film sets, so I know how grueling it is. But doing it once a year simply doesn’t compare to the working moms running themselves ragged 365 days a year.

  48. Palermo says:

    and then she wonders why she is so disliked …

  49. HoustonGrl says:

    Well…we all have to work for a living, don’t we? That said, I don’t make $20 million plus for my twelve hour days (of which I’ve had many). Oh, and I don’t get 6 months off every year.

    She’s severely out of touch. That said, you can’t fault someone for living in their little bubble of falsehoods, we all cast our own safety nets. I knew a professional athlete once who worked out nearly 5 hours a day, rain or shine. He once told me “Gee, I would love to work in a nice quiet office, seated at a desk all day. That sounds so nice” Well, guess what? He didn’t last two months at his first office job.

  50. Cletus says:

    I get to work by 0600 so that I can clock in by 0700 and hit the floor by 0701. Then I wade through various bodily secretions and fluids pretty much all day until it’s time for me to clock out by 1600. I finish my charting and leave about a half hour later. I get home about 45 minutes after that. I strip my scrubs off at the front door, hurl myself into the shower for a quick decontamination, and hit the kitchen where I attempt to cook (okay, lots of time there are corndogs involved- thank god for gummy vitamins and Ovaltine) and help with homework. Then it’s kid-shower and bed time, and then I get to do laundry and un-f**ck my house. My alarm is set for 0430, where my day starts all over again. I work a lot of hours because 1) understaffing and 2) I need to. Thank god for the nanny- and by “nanny” I mean my dad. He takes my kid to school and picks her up. If not for him, I am really not sure what I would do. Also he makes great chicken salad which I take to work for lunch and sometimes I get to smell it for a minute before I’m off and running again.

    And *I* know *I* have it a HELL of a lot easier than a lot of my friends. What I didn’t realize is how bad off those actors are. My god… 2 weeks in WISCONSIN? Aren’t there laws to protect these people? It’s worse than Black Lung! O, DISCORDIA!

    What I mean is, F**K YOU, GWYNETH PALTROW. IN THE FACE, ALL DAY- FOREVER. You are a DICK.

    • starrywonder says:

      Cletus I am applauding you virtually.

    • Trashaddict says:

      Cletus you are my hero. There are so many strong good parents in this world and you are one of them. I have babysitters but my “half-time” position never ends up being that because of meetings etc and once the kids are in bed, charting from home. God knows how many Americans work 5-10 unpaid hours from home because we’re all just trying to keep up and be “team players”. I work for two separate divisions one of which had the gall to tell me I “owe them” shifts because they were confused about who was getting revenue from my hours! There’s a certain grace in just holding your shit together. I’m really impressed with the posters on this site and I really look forward to hearing about their lives and opinions. No Goopy website for me.

  51. Jaded says:

    Goop, I don’t have children but my 91 year old mother lives with me and that’s like looking after a child. She started to require more and more care over the past several years so I quit my full-time job with a good salary and benefits because guess what?? Between my salary and mother’s meagre investments, we don’t have the $4000 – $7000 a month it would cost to have her in a nice senior’s residence. So I look after her. Do all the cooking, cleaning, shopping, taking her to the doctor, helping her in and out of the shower, washing her hair, washing her clothes, ironing, etc. etc.. She’s fallen twice in the last year – once she broke her wrist, the other day she slashed her arm falling and needed 12 stitches. Oh, and Goop, I also work in an office, albeit part-time, because I need the $400 a week I now make instead of the $1000 a week I used to make. I know, a king’s ransom eh?

    So take your sanctimonious nonsense about having to work so hard and shove it up your Goop-hole.

    • Anthea says:

      You’re amazing for doing this.

    • BooBooLaRue says:

      @Jaded. You are wonderful for taking good care of your mom. I worked as much as I could, did part-time school, and all the time caregiver for my mom until she passed at 83. It was so stressful all the time, and there were days when I didn’t think I would get through the paperwork, the doctor appt, making decisions for someone with both cancer and dementia but you do and you will.

      I miss my mom like crazy and looking back, I’m so happy we had that time together. Stay strong if you can, ask for help when you can (I know that is hard and people are clueless unless you can be directive about what you need). Bless you and your mom. YOU ARE A GOOD PERSON!!!!!

  52. Ginger says:

    WOW! Just wow. Not all Mom’s work 9-5. I work 10 hours a day, four days a week (and that is just my day “office” job). Add in commute time and guess what? I’m gone from home for 12 HOURS! Surprise Gwynnie! On top of my very long work days, my husband and I also run our own photography business and he’s going to school to earn his bachelors degree right now. We are raising a well adjusted, beautiful son too. So, there’s school events, scouts and sports to manage. I’d love to make a multi-million dollar salary for ONE job, work for a couple of months and then have the rest of an entire YEAR off! And wouldn’t it be nice to be able to afford to have someone else clean the house and cook? So, Goopy you can eat my (gluten and dairy free) shorts.

  53. Nick says:

    I really think that this specific comment is going to cost her movies 100s of millions at the box office. She just became box office poison. A lot of people are going to boycott her movies. The 100s of millions I am referring to is not just one movie, its going to be felt in her next several. I truly think that this is the end of her box office success. I guess time will tell.

  54. J says:

    There is no way this woman would survive much less make good money at a desk job, unless there was nepotism involved.

    • frisbeejada says:

      There was HUGE nepotism involved in the career she’s ‘pursuing’ (or maybe not given that she ‘chooses’ not to take lead roles – yeah right) Mummy and Daddy are/were in the Industry. Daddy cast her in her first TV film and and her Godfather Stephen Spielberg cast her in Hook. I really don’t believe – given her level of talent – she would have got anywhere on her own. She collected her Oscar for Shakespeare in Love when it was widely believed Cate Blanchett should have got it for Elizabeth because Harvey Weinstein’s backed GP – it is alleged because of her willingness to employ the casting couch. It’s also claimed – she stole the part off Wynona Ryder who she then called a ‘frenemy’ for spreading ‘nasty (and probably true) rumours’ about her.
      The woman is just a prize Bitch who wouldn’t survive the real world for 10 minutes.

      • idk says:

        What’s sad is she is raising two children who most likely will grow up to be exactly how she is…overly sheltered and out of touch. Perhaps with the divorce, they will spend more time with their dad and let’s hope he let’s them eat a damn snickers bar or a bag of doritos.

  55. Sayrah says:

    Jesus, she is so out of touch. She can’t be that ridiculous. It’s one thing to say I don’t have it as hard as a woman working 9-5 to support her family but it IS hard to be away from my kids and home too.

  56. MrsBPitt says:

    and then Gwyneth said of the peasants…”let them eat cake” Bitch has no clue!

  57. Quinn says:

    Being Goop is tough, y’all! Sometimes her nanny army wants Christmas off!! :0

  58. Jess says:

    I’ve never liked Gwyneth, and certainly part of it is based on jealousy – she’s beautiful, with adoring parents and powerful friends, live of privilege, etc. But it’s this complete sense of entitlement/lack of gratitude/sense of superiority that makes me dislike her intensely. Those two weeks in Wisconsin may be rough, but stretch that over the year that most moms have and it is a breeze. I have to travel for work too and when I do I have to juggle a hodgepodge of friends, family, and ex to get coverage for my kids while I work exhausting hours away from home. Then I come home and have to do everything that’s been neglected at home (bills, cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping), plus work, plus try to find time to take care of and have fun with the kids. So no, there is no way her life is hard at all. Of course, working for two weeks seems hard when you’re not really working the other 50, so maybe that’s why she struggles. (She’s also not fooling anyone when she claims that she’s choosing not to be the lead. Yea right!)

    • Hope says:

      Hey now, the only way those two weeks in Wisconsin are any rougher than a shoot anywhere else is if they’re in the dead of January. Otherwise I don’t see how there’s any difference between us and any other state. Although it IS harder to find vegan and organic food here. She must have been far away from Madison or Milwaukee, the poor crumpet. I wonder where she was shooting?

  59. Kelly says:

    How can one person be so insufferable? She really is awful. And I suspect she isn’t taking lead roles because she isn’t offered them. So gross.

  60. Insomniac says:

    Ugh. I swear, EVERY time I start thinking that I’m being unfair to this woman and should give her a break, she pops off with another comment like this. I am so over these “born on third base and thinks she hit a triple” types who wouldn’t survive ONE week of living like a non-famous person and yet think their lives are so HARRRD compared to ours.

  61. Stefanie says:

    Yeah, no working mom in NYC with a job in finance, law or the medical field has ever worked a fourteen hour day.

    The difference here is Gwynny gets millions for her 14 hour day, many of these working moms don’t get more than 100k if even for multiple 14 hour days.

    This woman is delusional and entirely out of touch with reality. I would love to see a reality show where she is given a budget of say, 50k for a year while living in a maybe one or two bedroom in NYC as an exec assistant or office manager at UBS or a law firm or a small tech company with her two kids in school. Woman would breakdown within the first four minutes of the morning when she didn’t have time to apply her organic kale and almond facial before her typical 9-5 job commute began.

  62. CassieCJ says:

    OMG! Stupid woman! No comments to offer, I agree with the general sentiment.

    Gwyneth is not a self-made millionaire, she never had examples of common jobs in her family and she has spent all her life in a bubble made of people like her.

    I’m impressed by you all. You are so unhappy and angry about your lives. Gwyneth won’t read about your horrible lives and I’m sure if Goop did it she would feel better. Let’s send our daily hardships to her site. We have to crash Goop.

    One more infuriating thing to think about is that Gwyneth would probably post in her site that all the angry and depressed women should pay for their own psych support. The stupid woman don’t know that psych anything costs millions! Middle-class and poor women can’t have the luxury to pay for help of any kind.

  63. Anon says:

    Poor Stephen Huvane, his golden girls just keep undoing his hustling to bring them some kind of attention when they open their self-absorbed, shallow mouths.

  64. Tiffany says:

    Why does she continue to talk about things she absolutely knows nothing about.
    She has proven time and time again that she is not very intelligent and is extremely catty. She has no real substance and she is wealthy. That’s it. She really is an empty shell of a person.

  65. rose says:

    Everything she says is calculated and self-serving. She’s constantly doing public relations work to promote herself. She’s completely self-absorbed. She’s so unimportant, but quick to try and make herself seem relevant. This statement is just another example.

    When much is given, much is expected. When will she give back? There’s sooooo many good causes she could be bringing attention to. Instead, she wants the focus placed on her, her, her.
    She should look at that one of these days.

  66. Emily C. says:

    She’s scum. Nothing much more to it than that.

  67. lunchcoma says:

    What frustrates me about Gwyneth is that she’s often so close to being okay, but then adds that one extra line that makes her sound like a twit. If she’d just said that filming is difficult and that travel is hard on children, I think everyone would have nodded and moved on. She didn’t need to add that extra line about office work, especially since she’s never done any.

  68. Pumpkin Pie says:

    She doesn’t WANT to be the lead? Really?

  69. Siddhi says:

    Barfing now!!! No perspective AT ALL! This woman is soooo disgusting.

  70. idk says:

    The majority of people out there work more than 8 hours a day. I’ve worked long 12 hour shifts, full-time and then had a part-time job on the side as well. Most people get paid A LOT less than her rand don’t have maids, chefs, and nannies. A lot of people have to travel for their work. Some people have to travel out of the country for weeks. She does know that the average person is lucky to even have one vacation a year right? Some people have to work Christmas and New Year’s and all other holidays. She does know that she has the luxury of never working again and not having to worry about money right? She is so out of touch with “real people”, it’s infuriating. I swear the ridiculous Kardashians are more in touch than she is.

    I’d also like to point out that the majority of people work because they HAVE. People like Gwyneth work because they WANT to. She’s already set for life, so are her kids. There is no stress with regards to finances or worrying about how she will pay for her kids’ education, etc.

  71. lucy says:

    When she works a full-time office job for an employer and has dealt with the daily grind (and the long hours that often go with it) — for years — and without a support staff at her beckon call, she can have an opinion on comparing that to whatever it is she currently does for a living.

    Preach it into a pillow, Paltrow. No one respects your insufferable ignorant blathering; it is as dull as your performances.

  72. LadyZebArcher says:

    Not that I am a Gwenyth apologist or anything but I’m amazed at how many people are shocked and insulted by what Gwyneth said. I may not get respect for this but I really find her someone to be pitied.

    Gwyneth has never been a person that is in touch with the rest of us plebians. She has never had any desire to be in touch. The problem with her is that she lives in a self-imposed bubble and will never leave that bubble. All of this, the cheating, the GOOP site are her ways of resisting leaving that bubble. The problem with her is that no one except her can live in the bubble with her permanently and so either she rebels against the attempts to drag her out of the bubble or eventually those in her life leave. The problem with her is that she is finding it very lonely in there and she wants fulfillment to come into her in this bubble. So she constantly invites people into joining her in the bubble and will only experience life throught its safety. She has put herself in a sad and constant cycle and will never know true fulfillment. It makes me sad.

    • frisbeejada says:

      And you have just demonstrated all the compassion, intelligence, insight that she completely lacks which is the precise reason people loathe her. In reality your sensitivity makes you worth 100 of the likes of the GP’s of this world.

      • LadyZebArcher says:

        But why be insulted and hate on her like this? I mean, at this point it’s pretty clear she has no perspective on life at all. When she says something she is only goig to prove that. She has zero life skills and has never had to solve problems on her own. Why should we hate on her for that? She deserves our sympathy.

      • frisbeejada says:

        Because she has had every opportunity in the world NOT to be the way she is. Not everyone who has her upbringing or her lifestyle is like her. The rest of the population have not, nor will ever have her opportunities for education and travel to expand their horizons – but do so anyway. Many, many people who have written on this site are struggling with several jobs, overwhelming care responsibilities, and fighting just to put food on the table for their kids and keep a roof over their heads. I prefer to reserve my compassion and sympathy for these people, the sarchastic, funny, incredibly varied individuals who contribute to the comment section on this site, some of whom have left me wondering how the hell they get through another 24 hours – but they do. They are the sort of people who will automatically try and help others, as well as helping to make life better for their familes and their kids. I will reserve my patience and compassion for these kinds of people, not the Goops of this world.

      • Christin says:

        Agree with frisbeejada. I save my compassion and admiration for those who have the gumption and spark to keep going each day, without loads of money or assistance to make the road a little easier. People with depth of character and the fortitude to go on, instead of the shallow, self-absorbed way of living demonstrated by those like goopy.

        If I could ask her mother one question, it would be how did her daughter turn out to be so lacking? My guess is she was put on a pedestal and was not encouraged to develop any empathy. Of course, that may be completely wrong.

    • hmmm says:

      Interesting viewpoint! Sounds like narcissistic self-gratification to me. She never grew up.

    • Ginger says:

      Then I say drag her out of that bubble and challenge her to work two weeks in a 12 hour a day factory job (like the one I had for a year in my twenties to earn enough money for my first place and a car–a job where the majority of people quit within the very first shift) or let’s say, make her go undercover to pick that organic food she loves so much alongside other field workers (which I have never done but can only imagine is among one of the most difficult jobs in the world). Even better, let’s put her in a housekeeping job with an ungrateful rich person as her boss (as I also did to earn my way through college). Blue collar work will never be in her life unless you say to her that she can’t do it. I have a feeling she might be stubborn enough to do it just because you say she would never make it. That might actually be a really funny reality show. Hmmm…anyone know where I can pitch this idea? What would we call it?

      • Maria says:

        A previous precedent, if you like: The Buddha was raised in a bubble, but he had his eyes opened by sickness, old age, and death that his father had tried to keep hidden from him in that bubble. Buddha left the bubble. And look how he turned out.
        Get a clue, Gweneth.

  73. Green Is Good says:

    Goopy just pulled the trigger on her career. She’s alienated most every female movie-goer out there with her elitist BS.

  74. Bailie says:

    I agree with Paltrow.

    Such schedule can’t be easy on the kids or mom.

    Yes, she has nannies, maids, housekeepers, gardeners, lawyers, agents, accountants and all kinds of materialistic things, including money to make her life easier, but none of it replaces her time with her kids.

    I know she is hated on this site big time, but I do agree with her, a set routine and schedule are easier on both, the parents and the kids.

    I also think that the pressure to always look in the best possible condition must be a lot of headache for any actress in show business, but especially for older women like her. She is fighting time and in her line a work, it’s a must.

    The constant exercising, dieting, and being under the microscope for the way an actress looks is
    24/7 business and with the internet…even more so.

    I remember seeing info on this site about Kate Hudson exercising 6 hours a day after having her baby, even building a dance studio to dance in on her property, most comments were in the tone of : well she needs to be fit for her job, it’s a requirement, if Paltrow would have said it, she would have been crucified and she was for saying that she works out 2 hours a day.

    The only problem with Paltrow is that she tells the truth, yes she has expensive tastes in clothing, shoes, homes, her whole lifestyle , but she is certainly not the only actor living large, but seems to be the only one talking about it so openly. She is definitely not smart, some people hate her, because she is not pretending to have a middle class life.

    I’m just an ordinary immigrant trying to make it in Canada, never spoke English before and had to learn fast, just to scratch out a decent living in this freezing cold country, (it’s 6 months of winter here).

    She was born under a lucky star into a well to do family, but she also seems to work at it, not just live off of her family money or her husbands success.I think she did the two cookbooks, so she wouldn’t have to be away from her kids on a film set in some village in Romania or something like that.

    My life has been mostly a real struggle, poor and violent family in Europe, at least I escaped the violence.

    I don’t doubt that she is well compensated, but frankly that just shows how our society values her line of work, because a firefighter actually risks his life and we pay them peanuts compared to actors. Our society has very interesting priorities, but we have the power to change that.

    I wish her well.

    • Suze says:

      I am glad you escaped violence and what sounds like a grueling upbringing. I also admire that given your differences, you can relate to Paltrow’s story.

      However, if GOOP’s concern was really that she was missing quality time with her children, she would simply not take acting jobs that took her away from her kids. There are actors who do that – don’t work for a few years, or work only during school breaks and take the kids along – and they do it without pointing out how difficult it is.

      Also, there are actors who only make appearances when they have something to promote, and retreat to private life otherwise. You don’t have to be under a microscope – dieting and botoxing and exercising constantly. I think that is more Paltrow’s own personal issues coming to the forefront.

      I think GOOP does think she has a difficult life and truly believes the “9 to 5″ ers have a much easier time of it. That’s her truth, and that is what is stunning.

      • idk says:

        Gwyneth doesn’t have to work. She doesn’t have to take acting jobs that require her to be away from her kids. She also doesn’t need to be stick thin in order to be an actress. There are many actresses out there who are not a size 2. These are all restrictions she puts on herself. Her life is 100 times easier than anyone working a 9 to 5 office job making next to nothing compared to her. Why doesn’t she go get herself a 9 to 5 job if it’s so much easier? Who is making her be an actress? It’s her choice. Yeah sure, we’d all love to be actresses and make millions, but most of us don’t have the connections she has…so we have no choice but to work “normal” jobs. Gwyneth has a choice, she’s always had a choice.

      • Bailie says:

        @ Suze : Thank you for your nice comment.

        If I remember correctly, Paltrow did take time off to raise her kids.

        Unfortunately being a human is not easy, being a woman is even harder, after all it’s still mostly a mans world.

        I also think from what I heard from my girlfriends, it’s difficult to dedicate your life to only raising children, many women have ambitions besides being a mom and it’s not easy to balance career with families for a lot of women, guilt is one of the major issues.

        Maybe Paltrow wants to a be a mom, have a career outside of the home and yes there is no doubt that’s a lot easier with her income. At the same time, because her job is without much routine and involves besides filming, lots of traveling for
        Promotions, shooting magazine covers and interviews and so on.

        And although Paltrow is not doing 3 films a years as some do, she still has to be in top shape, because she never knows who might want to hire her for a job on moments notice.

        All I’m saying that we all have our problems that to someone on the outside might seem frivolous.

        Lots of Money buys many things in life and provides a nice cushion from reality, but it doesn’t solve all of our problems and definitely doesn’t buy happiness.

        I would rather have money than not, that’s for sure.

    • Jayna says:

      Funny how I never hear Julianne Moore being this neurotic. She looks much fresher and the same age as Gwyneth, yet she’s eight years older. She works way more than Gwyneth in movies and her body is in amazing shape for 50. She has two kids and she never ever has obsessed about looks and working out to extremes and a stripper’s ass and carrying on with such pretentious talk.

      Gwyneth’s whole focus is always on looks, not the art of acting. It’s obvious she has lost interest. Go watch an interview with the late Natasha Richardson in her mid 40s before she died with Charlie Rose and others when promoting a movie. It was all about the arts, movie she was producing, her love of theatre. And this was a woman that stepped back from working so much to be more available for her kids, who turned down a play she really wanted in NY, where she lived, because the kids were at an age she wanted to be with them, not tied to a play six days a week, but not complaining at all. It’s what she wanted. And this was a woman in a print interview said she was insecure when growing up heavier and her dad told her to get a nose job and how most people say how lucky she is to be with Liam but never vice versa. She says things about her looks without obsessing maybe in one or two print interviews, which is interesting because you rarely hear that from her. But in most interviews she talks about her passions, very interesting stuff, her dedication to AMFAR, the few movies she does do which she has a complete passion for, which are indies and shorter or plays, etc, the balance of marriage and family and work but in a non-whining way. The intelligence and wit and charm oozes out of her. Then listen to Gwyneth being insufferable and what she always focuses on in interviews. Ugh. LOL And I was a big fan of Gwyneth’s in her earlier days. But I have to admit I agree that she’s become pretentious and a boor, and I used to defend her. I do think she’s a good mom, though.

    • Hanna says:

      Oh give me a break. She has Options, that’s what matter a lot. She has the option to live fine with her children without needs of worry of putting bread or money on the table. These type of comments are terrible.

  75. Pumpkin Pie says:

    Is she still being offered roles? I wouldn’t give her a part in a movie, not even a tiny one. She has now this horrible persona, I only see Gwyneth the goop, not the character she plays

  76. HK9 says:

    Just when I began to empathize with her….she opens her mouth again. Sigh…

  77. hmmm says:

    I was gobsmacked. She’s so out of touch with reality. She’s surrounded by servants and sycophants. How many hours does she have the luxury of exercising each day and hitting the spa? Her jobs only last a few months or weeks and she’s obscenely compensated. Mothers are working tons of overtime to make ends meet on top of everything else..

    I find it interesting that she had to compare her life to the peasants. That’s the part I don’t get. She could have just said ‘when I’m working it’s gruelling, and tough for me as a mother’. But, noooo, she had to put down all other mothers. What gives???

  78. Rena says:

    This smug woman irritates me beyond reason. She has no idea of what real life is for 99.9999% of people. I will not see any future film she appears in, including my beloved IM films.

  79. idk says:

    That picture of Chris holding two bags and holding both his kids’ hands while Gwyneth follows empty handed a few feet behind is foreshadowing the future…

  80. Samantha says:

    No, no, no, she has to stop talking.
    Lots of people don’t like people who were born with silver spoon in their mouths and they like it even less, if they are talking about it. Life is a struggle for most of us, so the last thing we want to hear is a compliant from a wealthy, well bred privileged person, even though it makes sense not want to be separated from your kids as their mom for work. We all understand that, but her privileged life compared to a middle class lifestyle is too good for complaining. Keep it to yourself Gwyneth or the internet will eat you alive.

    • word says:

      She made that comment before announcing her separation from her husband. Just imagine the complaints that will come out of her mouth as a “single mother”.

      Also, her complaining about having it harder than a middle-class working mother, is the same as a middle-class working mother saying she has it harder than a homeless person in a third world country.

  81. Nonny says:

    I want to punch this b@@ch right in the Goop!

  82. Nonny says:

    I want to punch this b@@ch hard right in the Goop!

  83. Rose says:

    I would love to be wealthy to make my life and my families life better, but no way ever would I want to be famous. Someone will rip you apart doesn’t matter what you say or do. You can’t appeal to everybody.

  84. byone says:

    As someone who actually is a Wisconsin resident, I am blowing a raspberry at her inane comments

  85. TxGal says:

    Wasn’t Goop lead recently on a country movie and it bomb. Didn’t she put out a CD and it bomb. LOL She really is delusional.

  86. Lime says:

    Please, please, please Gwyneth Paltrow STOP it already.

    You are very blessed in your life and I know that it doesn’t mean that your life is 100% charming, because even the rich have problems.

    Money doesn’t buy happiness, but it almost buys everything else.

    I’m unemployed and am sick and tired of it, anyone is an economist on this site, when is this recession or economic mess going to end already, I want to work?

    On top of it I have to deal with this horrible, useless Canadian health care system.

    • Hiddles forever says:

      @Lime
      Oh well you’re lucky. It is a lot worse to be unemployed and have to deal with the British health care system, believe me!
      Here in UK money would buy better health care. In the last 6 years we couldn’t even afford to go to a dentist and we’re still waiting for a place at a NHS dentist after 2 years….. :(

      • Lime says:

        @Hiddles forever : I don’t know what it is like in England, but I do know that we have money in Canada for waste like our politician traveling on the taxpayers money around the world, but it takes over two years to have an MRI and over 3 years to see a specialist.
        We actually had people die in the waiting room of the hospital emergency room.
        Sorry, but there is no excuse for such things in one of wealthiest countries in the world. We pay very high taxes here, so why is the money being wasted on stupid things, but not on saving life’s.
        And I can pay for medical procedures from my savings, but the government won’t let me, because it would create a two tier health care system, so I suffer 24/7. Isn’t it wonderful?

        By the way, I love your name.

    • frivolity says:

      Try having NO health care. That’s what it was like here in the U.S. Now, (with the new ACA) if you are unemployed and have any savings on which to still live, you have to BUY health care. A national universal health care system is much more enviable to being beholden to corrupt and unethical insurance providers. (And I know. I’ve lived outside of the U.S.)

      • Lime says:

        @frivolity :

        Please consider this, a couple of years ago my best friend’s mother past away in the waiting room of the hospital emergency room, waiting for over 14 hours, she was in such pain that her face was distorted to a grimace!!!!!!!!!!
        And I was there to see it with my own eyes.
        We are waiting for everything here many months and often years for simple diagnostics, I’m not even going into the whole waiting for a specialist nightmare.
        It took me over 2 years to have an MRI and to see a specialist I was told it would take over 3 years. My back is so painful that after cleaning one bathroom I’m in bed for two days. What kind of life is that and I’m 29 years old?
        I love CANADA, but the health care is ridiculous.
        How can this be happening in one of the wealthiest countries in the world?
        We have money for our politicians to waste the taxpayers money on traveling left and right, but have no money to improve our health care, it’s truly despicable.
        We pay very high taxes, so why do we have such low end, old fashioned equipment, ridiculous amount of waiting time for the simplest medical procedures?
        It’s outrages.
        I could go on for days, telling you my own experiences or more like nightmares and also my friends and former colleagues, but I want to spare you a headache.
        Until a few years ago we also had to pay a monthly fee for this lousy universal health care and both of us, my husband and myself had to pay for health care at work. I have not paid for almost two months now, because I got laid off.

    • Andrea says:

      I love the Canadian healthcare system and have had nothing but a positive experience especially compared to the atrocious experiences I had in the states with no health insurance. I get my doctor or even doctor’s at my walk-in clinic listening to my problems and not pushing antibiotics unless absolutely necessary; I get squeezed in if I am having issues even if he is booked up, and I get into a walk-in clinic within 20 mins even during busy times. I live in Toronto btw. I was always pushed the strongest antibiotics in the states for UTIs, even when I had no insurance. I also always had to pay copay after copay even with insurance for sub-par concern for my health.

  87. caitrin says:

    Insufferable, inexcusably ignorant woman. One thing which she VERY conveniently neglects to bring up is the fact that she CHOOSES to keep working, even though, as a multi millionaire, she has absolutely NO NEED to do so: it’s all for her ego. The peasants with their “office jobs” have no such luxury of options: most of us MUST work, in order to pay rent, mortgages, bills, and put food on the table. I love how she makes her job sound like it’s the same situation as with most of the world, NEEDING to work as opposed to wanting and choosing to do so, even though she could retire right now and retain her lifestyle of overwhelming privilege easily (and few would miss her soulless presence in movies, anyway, imo!) She continually shocks me with her astounding lack of empathy and insight.

    • Jayna says:

      She barely works. All she talks about are her ten a.m. workouts she does religiously to get that “stripper’s ass.” LOL That is not someone stretched thin with no time during the day when she laid out her routine in an interview. You can tell where her focus is anyway, cookbooks, lifestyle books, GOOP, workout tapes or whatever it is with Tracy Anderson.

  88. Mab says:

    OMG. I didn’t want to click. Truly. There aren’t many ‘entertainment’ sites I read (none actually, besides this one) and most are simply moving Facebook feeds. But I clicked. I can’t believe this marrow sack is even attempting to compare her ‘existence’ to damn near everybody on this frakkin’ planet. She is, hands down, the most delusional in that industry…and that’s bad. Really really bad.

  89. Jayna says:

    She can do a movie a year and have tons of time with her kids the other nine months. She could do a movie in town and be home. Movies are shot in England, New York, LA, wherever she lives.
    She can do voice-over work in town for animated movies. Unless she is working three movies a year she gets lots of time with her kids. It’s just different, Especially since she’s not the lead, even more time. Comparing that many women who work full-time, long commutes to and from work tacked on, coming home cooking dinner, doing wash, for many it’s not a lot of quality time with their kids at night, unlike Gwyneth who has the maid, nanny, assistant, etc.. doing whatever grunt work she doesn’t want to do.

  90. pru says:

    Good God – I can’t believe I’m doing this, but I think I’m going to defend GOOP (a bit)!

    No where in her comments does she say that her life is easier than a working or middle class woman. She is just saying that her job as an actor is more difficult than if she worked in an office; that is – if she was still a wealthy, privileged woman with nannies, personal assistants, house staff etc. but had a different career. Long work hours and being away from home can be hard on kids. And I’m sure that giving kids the attention and stability they need is harder when she’s working.

    I don’t for one minute think she considered “to have a regular job and be a mom” to mean what it takes for the majority of moms to juggle work and parenting. I highly doubt that she thinks about working or middle class woman at all. We just don’t exist in the elitist bubble she lives in. Which really just makes her comments that much more insensitive.

  91. frivolity says:

    You know, she is and most of us are all comparing her apples to the oranges of women working “9-5 office jobs” and being paid a decent living. Frankly, Goopy is paid enough money to finance an entire small nation, but 50% or more of the U.S. work 40+ hours a week and do not even earn a LIVING/LIVABLE wage! The whole discussion/comparison is useless.

    This tw@+ should just sew her lips together. (But hey – don’t tell her I said that because I am going to write a book and make a video all about my new, 100% guaranteed diet program and capitalize on bull $h!+ just like Goopy!)

  92. whateveryouwantittobe says:

    OMMFG. I usually read the comments before replying but OMMFG!!!
    “you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening.” This just solidifies the fact that she has never, ever experienced a normal job/life and the typical pressures of day to day life. She has no clue, she thinks we all go and have a pleasurable day of work and then come home and relax, HAH.

    Yes Gwyneth, working mothers drop their kids off at school, then go to the gym until 12am, and then they eat a nice salad, check their emails, “work” for 2 hours, then pick their kids up, come home to all their housework and laundry done, work out again and fck around until bedtime? F U.

    No, it’s wake up at 6am, get lunches ready, do your own LAUNDRY AND CLEANING which takes up half your spare time, drag children from beds, rush them to school, rush to work, slave your guts out, SLAVE, for 8 hours, rush home, deal with whatever has been thrown at you that day (blocked drains? crapped out appliance or car?), cook dinner, wash dishes, haven’t sat down now for 13 hours, do more laundry and cleaning, have dinner and then bed.

    I almost have to laugh at how absolutely clueless she is. I do not begrudge people for their wealth but she is right up there with Paris Hilton as far as being spoiled and ignorant goes.

    By the way, she was actually showing some restraint with those last quotes. If those are her self censored opinions, we can only imagine what she really thinks.

  93. bobbisue says:

    I think the important point is then: Fine, don’t do movies anymore. Don’t be paid millions of dollars to act. Get a 9-5 job and see how you do GOOPY.

    • Nina says:

      Exactly. No one is forcing her to slave away the 2 weeks or whatever she must on movie set. Get a real job honey and see how easy it is.

      Btw I saw a video of young goop- guppy- before she became a poop. Before the interview started, she looked totally bored, snotty, and annoyed to be there. When the interview started she put on a smile and tried to act graciously toward the peasant interviewer. That video shows that she was always an entitled bish. Do feel sorry for her though, it must be hard living in her head

  94. Tiffany :) says:

    Is it just me, or did she jump the shark with her “Concious Uncoupling” title? Pretty gimmicky for a divorce announcement, right?

    I feel like it is so pretentious, and it reinforces and already existing narrative about her: that she is an overpriviledged, out of touch, navel gazing snob.

  95. Aisha says:

    I’d almost feel bad for her if she wasn’t such a self absorbed out of touch butthole. From what I’ve read, they had an open marriage and barely ever saw each other because of work and they were both okay with this, so why bother with the divorce? Goop is all about keeping up appearances and appearing perfect at all times so I really doubt this was her idea, I think she’d rather fake it than look like she failed at something (not that divorce is failing but I’ll bet she sees it that way, hence concious uncoupling) What I got from this is than Gwenny must be on a whole other level of insufferable if her husband who cheats freely and spends barely any time with her MUST have divorce NOW.

  96. Santolina says:

    I’m sure famous, beautiful, wealthy Gwyneth has problems, but I don’t respect her problems. I also blame Blythe and Bruce for raising their daughter to be a sheltered, out-of-touch bimbo people despise and giggle at behind their hands.

  97. Moi says:

    Hmmmm I get what she’s saying, but the difference is, she already has financial stability. She doesn’t even have to do 1 movie a year if she doesn’t want to. But I am one that gets depressed when I do not work. So doing that 1 movie year may be her outlet. Which is needed most likely, and I can see how trying to coordinate with starring in a movie with your schedule could be difficult for any actor/actress.

    Gwyneth’s problem is she comes across horribly in the written word and/or she cannot express herself in the way that she means to. And with everyone’s predisposition towards her, girl doesn’t have a chance.

    I would just take my money, my kids and go live in a villa in Tuscany. Chris could visit the kiddos whenever he wishes. Uhh bye bye.

  98. Liz says:

    Why does she keep putting her foot in her mouth? I guess its the only way she would get any attention, and she knows it. She craves attention like her former buddy Madonna.

  99. feebee says:

    I have two words for her…. can also be written as two letters.

    oh I just saw ‘whateveryouwantittobe’ already used the exact wording in her comment.

  100. Michelle says:

    Although I understand that actors and actresses have very long days on the set, but to say her life is harder for her as a mother? Bitch, please. She needs to STFU and go sit in a corner.

  101. The Chief says:

    She’s been a gifted privileged child her entire life. Her Morality compass is so far off course, its surprising she finds her way to her car everyday. With her belief structure – its amazing she can find time for cultivating a relationship. Thus far she isn’t batting too good. I pray she proves me wrong.

  102. myrna minkoff says:

    “I don’t like to be the lead so I don’t [have] to work every day…”

    translation:

    “i’m not offered leading roles anymore.”

  103. Jean says:

    You know, if she did movie after movie after movie, and was carrying many of those movies as the lead, and played grueling difficult physical or emotionally draining parts, I could understand what she was saying. It would not counterbalance the fact that she has gazillions of dollars relieving any financial pressures of any kind, and allowing her to have lots of help etc. But at least it would be legitimately hard to parent with that kind of schedule, which I’m sure is the schedule of crew members who have to do movie after movie to make ends meet. But she specifically stated that she does only ONE movie a year AND she doesn’t like to be the lead, so she doesn’t have to be on set for as long. The only movie I can remember that she has done recently is the Iron Man movie. I’m sorry, her role in those movies does not appear to be emotionally or physically challenging in any way. Seems like the kind of role where you show up, sit in a chair while someone polishes your perfection, put on beautiful designer clothes, shoot your scenes, which involve pretending to be at glamorous parties and kissing Robert Downey Junior mostly. I would guess she spends most of her 14 hours on set being bored, sitting around and flipping through magazines. I’m sure it is harder work than I imagine, what with learning all those lines and all, but when the exhausting work of doing her one movie a year is over, she can recuperate in one of her beautiful homes, or at some swanky resort. Yes, she has to show up at events looking pretty. She can’t leave her house looking like a slob (as if she ever would anyway). She has to “work” to maintain her fame. Cry me a river. I have worked more 14 hour days than she ever will. I often travel away from my family for work. And my job is hard, and sometimes boring, and I NEED it to pay my bills and feed my kids. It is not a choice, it is a necessity. She will never get it, she does not understand regular people, and she never will. She clearly doesn’t want to. She doesn’t care if she offends regular people. She doesn’t understand us, and she doesn’t think we understand her. This is true. I wish, however, that she would keep her mouth shut. I am going to go back to ignoring her, as I usually do. This particular statement caught my attention. Now I’m done.

  104. Xas says:

    Remember when GOOP apologists ask why is she hated by the mases? This is one of the reasons. This woman is a new Marie Antoinette with a egocentrical feeling.

  105. Cassandra_J says:

    I don’t blame I live in Wisconsin and even I don’t want to spend two weeks but otherwise she can feel free to take one of my 9-5 jobs and see how much fun that is

  106. Tiamet says:

    Does she not have a PR person? Forget what she’s really like, Mel Gibson and Tom Cruise came across as warm, likeable people for years because they had a good PR person. I’m sure numerous other Hollywood stars are nothing like the nice decent people we think they are (and that’s not even getting into the ones with fake marriages etc.).

    Surely with all her money, Gwyneth can afford someone to make her come across as less of a self-absorbed twit.

  107. Marny says:

    It’s shocking how poor everyone is at reading comprehension. She isn’t saying that moms who work from 9 to 5 have any easier life than her. She’s saying that she chooses to work on only one movie a year bc her children want & expect her to be around routinely. It’s much more difficult to keep a normal routine when you’re working on movie sets so she has other projects that she works on that will allow her to be around for her kids on a daily basis- like most people who work from 9 to 5 and are there every day for their kids.
    Why is everyone so quick w/ the STFUs? Have a little dignity!

    • Xas says:

      Even with that Marny, the use of words and the feeling were wrong. GOOP doesn’t need to work to be a stay mom with clear routine. Also her work is flexible and can make permissions to see her children. Please, ask one single mom who works 12 hours per day and came tired to see her children. She has options and she can choose. Sorry but this apology doesn’t have any sense unless you’re a blind fanatic of her style

      • Marny says:

        Sure, she’s rich and doesn’t need to work- that’s really not the point.

        The 41-year-old Hollywood A-lister also explained how it’s trickier to maintain her film career now that her children are getting older. “It’s much harder for me. I feel like I set it up in a way that makes it difficult because…for me, like if I miss a school run, they are like, ‘Where were you?’

        When she says “It’s much harder for me,” she’s not comparing herself to you and saying she has it hard and it’s so difficult to be a movie star. She’s comparing her life as a mom who works on movies with her life as a mom who works on Goop and other little endorsement projects and saying that it’s a lot easier on her family when she is working on those types of things as opposed to movies because she can be home with her kids everyday– so she has consciously cut back on her movie output.

        Go back and read it again (only the interview) with an open mind and I swear you’ll see what I’m saying.

      • Xas says:

        Still the comparaisons don’t work on your point Marny. Yes, she said “It’s hard for me”, but using the point of making a remark with peasants, along single parents who needs to work over time without seeing the kids or need to be worry about the healthcare of the children. This is exactly the criticism, using the concern of others to make her better with her frivolous problems.

        You said “It’s much harder for me. I feel like I set it up in a way that makes it difficult because…for me, like if I miss a school run, they are like, ‘Where were you?’ And then I rolleyes. Please, as if she didn’t have enough opportunities or chances to be a “perfect” mom. She can easily drop her career -She doesn’t need the money, and still her offers after 2005 were less than Harvey- and be a full mom. Not peasants can make those choices. People who needs to migrate another country, working double turn or having three jobs at the same day can respond you better Marny and explain a lot the greatest beneficts that GOOP said.

        Sorry Marny, but like Hanna said before, your ridiculous defense only make a worse light to GOOP case -And yes, I need to read three times the interview and still is egomaniac and out of reality-.

      • Hanna says:

        Marny, I’m more surprised with your response. Maybe you are part of her entourage.

    • Hanna says:

      Hi Steve Huvane.

      Marnie, you excuse is almost terrible as Gwyneth declaration. Shame.

  108. emmayyc says:

    Hopefully Gwyneth’s remarks don’t give all Hollywood moms a bad name!! Jennifer Garner has made similar comments about being selective about the projects she takes on as well as the frequency, citing her family commitments as the main cause. While Garner is not your average working mom and is more like Gwyneth financially, it’s interesting that Garner is constantly photographed with her kids, playing with them, interacting with them, etc. and the bulk of her day is not spent at the gym or otherwise working on her appearance. Just an observation…

  109. hownowbrowncow says:

    The more this woman opens her mouth the dumber she sounds. Just stop talking, Gwynnie. How could you not understand how tone-deaf you sound to ordinary working moms with a comment like this? Sub-par EQ, which makes me wonder about the IQ as well. Please go cry into your Sea Buckthorn tea.