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.”
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.)
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.