Blythe Danner: Gwyneth is a genius who could have cured AIDS

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The more ridiculous I find Gwyneth Paltrow, the more I love her mother, Blythe Danner. Blythe is now, and has always been a class act. She has grace, style, warmth, and not one shred of pretense. So what happened to the daughter, one might ask? It seems Gwyneth might have been the victim of a mother who doted on her and talked her up a bit too much, if this new interview is any indication. Could it be that all of Goopy’s problems are a result of an overly-indulgent mother who was constantly telling Goop that she was undoubtedly God’s Gift?

Blythe attended the Lucy Awards, and spoke to Fox News’ Pop Tarts on the red carpet. When asked about actors’ kids growing up to join show business, Blythe admitted that she didn’t want Gwyneth to become an actress because Blythe thought Goop was “so smart”. According to Blythe, if Goop had chosen to stick with her education and had become a scientist, “we wanted her to find a cure for AIDS or something.” Bless Blythe’s heart:

Gwyneth Paltrow is an Academy Award winner and considered to be one of the finest actors of our generation, but her parents initially thought she was too intellectual to follow in their footsteps and enter showbiz.

“She’s so smart we wanted her to find a cure for AIDS or something,” mama Blythe Danner admitted at the recent Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards. “We were pretty firm about her finishing her education but when we saw how talented she was we finally said okay.”

And it sounds though Paltrow’s two little ones might be on the path to a career or creativity like their famous folks too.

“Apple and Moses love to fantasize,” Danner added. “I’m always down on my hands and knees playing a character. They really love that.”

[From Fox News]

Aw, that’s cute about her grandkids. I talk so much smack about Gwyneth, but I get the feeling that she totally adores her mother, and they probably have a great relationship. After Bruce Paltrow’s death, I think Gwyneth has made an effort to spend more time with her mom, and to give Blythe lots of time with the grandkids. So Goopy gets some bonus points for that, hands down. But she never would have found a cure for AIDS. For real.

Here’s Gwyneth at the photocall for “Two Lovers” at the Cannes Film Festival on May 19th. Images thanks to Mavrix. Blythe Danner is shown at the Women in Film Crystal and Lucy Awards on June 12th. Image thanks to .

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  1. ! says:

    WHAT?! You wanted her to cure AIDS and settled for letting her be a snotty actress with dreams of Martha Stewart-dom? Well now you’re both delusional bitches. Blythe and Jessica Simpson’s mom (maybe Dina and Kathy too) should go bowling. They could have a “Our children are secret geniuses” party.

  2. Ned says:

    It’s not too late.
    If she is indeed a smart intellectual, she can go to school and embark on the path of becoming a scientist.

    She has the money and the free time. Why don’t she actually go for it?

  3. mE says:

    Pretty much every mother has had thoughts like that about her children. Not that we are biased or anything. Although usually that type of praise happens when they are still quite young. It seems a little over the top now. Isn’t her daughter in her 30′s?

  4. Katharine Jaynes says:

    I love Blythe Danner. I like Goop.

    Gwynnie may be smart, but it takes a lot more stick-to-it-iveness to achieve “genius” of the sort that would cure AIDS. She dropped out of college, and is remembered in her teenage years for skipping class to smoke ciggies with her friends at the Spence School. I don’t think she was ever heading down a path to cure AIDS. But she makes a damn good baked chicken. haha

  5. KateNonymous says:

    I was fine with Blythe Danner for a long time, but I wish she would stop talking about GOOPy. All too often I’m reading comments from Danner defending her daughter’s marriage or telling us how talented she is. I remember after Gwyneth won her Oscar, Danner said something about being so moved by how her daughter’s performance showed “such range!” As far as I can tell, Gwyneth is able to smile, cry, look morose, and looked scared, which means that every six-year-old on Disneyland’s Snow White ride has “such range!”

    (They do seem like a close family, which is lovely.)

  6. Firestarter says:

    Well if she is that smart, I guess she’d better get going on that cure for AIDS, as it would be selfish of her not to.

    A mother’s love- Gotta love it.

  7. Hieronymus Grex says:

    Pass down whatever you’re smoking Blythe, that must be some great bud !!

  8. Trey says:

    Mmm bud. Much more enjoyable than Goop.

    Sure, to put it bluntly, she can cure AIDS if turds got AIDS. I don’t mind her playing with shi* all day. Doesn’t seem that much different then her current career choice.

  9. princess pee says:

    Ah, mothers. When will you learn that you are a little biased when it comes to the fruit of your loins?
    Gwyneth Paltrow is not a genius. Lindsay Lohan is not a genius. Tori Spelling – well, her mother’s bias is of a different kind, I guess.

  10. icky says:

    you are delusional just like your daughter. Goopy does not have range..c’mon. You need to accept the fact that the world doesn’t have to love your daughter as you do. we can hate her if we want. It’s best to allow others to have differing opinions. Goopy is lucky to have you..she should be out there telling the world how great you are! not the other way around..That’s one of the reasons why I can’t stand her… SHe should being going on and on about how lucky she is to have such a great mom..after all- you could have been like Candy Spelling- now there’s a thought

  11. barneslr says:

    There is nothing so blind as a mother’s love. This just proves that.

  12. Annie says:

    Love Blythe Danner.

    Hate the Goopster. But it all makes so much more sense now. LOL.

    And for those who are calling her delusional, I just chalk it up to being a typical mom. All parents think that their kids will cure cancer. You can’t help it because you just love them so much.

  13. San says:

    So not true. Gwyneth is dumb as dirt. I don’t expect her to say any thing else.

  14. Sakota says:

    It takes a really really unique temperment to be a scientist, a lot of humility at what you are doing. Fish is obsessed with the result, not the process, while scientists are very process oriented.

  15. annameishun says:

    NO WAY. I love Blythe,but she is delusional about her daughter’s brains.

    The girl couldn’t even get into USC, her grades were so bad from Spence. She needed family friend Michael Douglas to write a letter of recommendation to get her in. Gwyneth may use large silver dollar words, but she is in no way, an academic. Hell no.

    I’ve also read that Gwyneth is not a good tipper not bc she is stingy, but that people honestly think that she doesn’t know how to figure out percentages. I don’t know if that’s true, but I know I’ve read several articles in the past about Gwyneth’s truancy and poor grades at SPence.

    Yeah, bless Blythe Danner for loving her daughter so and doting on her- a mother’s love truly is blind and that is a blessing – but let’s be real here, Blythe.

  16. Ana says:

    I guess my expectations for my daughter are low because I never even considered something like curing AIDS.
    I expect her to go to college and get a good job that she loves.
    But if she doesn’t I’d still love her. If she finds a cure for AIDS that would just be an added bonus.

  17. Kim says:

    Perhaps she should have stuck with the scientist route because she certainly cant act. The fact that her mother says she is so talented (dilusional) leads me to believe she is probably off on how “smart” her daughter is also.

  18. Kim says:

    Gwenyth did not attend USC. She went to UCSB for about a yr i think – not USC.

  19. annameishun says:

    Here’s the article– People Mag– I knew I read it somewhere….

    Paltrow’s grades weren’t good enough to get her into the top schools she applied to, such as Vassar. It was partly through the intervention of family friend Michael Douglas that she was admitted to his alma mater, the University of California at Santa Barbara. But Paltrow was less interested in her art-history classes than in pursuing her growing desire to act. Her first film audition landed the 18-year-old a part in 1991′s Shout with John Travolta. “I kept missing classes to drive to L.A. to audition,” she told The San Francisco Chronicle. “I remember my father saying, ‘You really have to do one thing or the other because neither is going to be productive when you’re doing both half.’ ”


  20. OXA says:

    Blythe needs to get a job on a series or take on a new young lover.

  21. BlueSkies says:

    Well folks, now you know where Gwyneth gets it from! They both suffer from some sort of psychotic narcissism. Blythe never made it is HW b/c she wasn’t taleneted or pretty enough. She sure did try though. Jodie Foster’s mom could get away with saying this or of anyone that at least had a two year associate’s degree. Gwyneth doesn’t even have the equivalent of your local 2 yr. community college. That Danner/Paltrow crew is so damn funny.

    Is that Blythe’s new face lift? Holy Hell.

  22. Rosalee says:

    I believe my granddaughter is brilliant, she will one day find a cure for delusional/grandiose behaviours in woman named Gwyneth

  23. Orangejulius says:

    In no way was Blythe not talented enough to make it in HW. Not pretty enough? Maybe. She was a very good actress, though.

  24. hey, whatever says:

    Well, now we know where Goopy gets her “I’m better than the plebians” attitude. Her mother really did a number on her, feeding her those lies. My mom was honest with me: “you are not the sharpest tool in the shed, but you will get by. And, you are a good person, and that matters more.” Thanks mom!

  25. daniel says:

    she expected her to find the cure for AIDS? jeez, talk about high expectations… no wonder gwyneth is such an insecure pretentious twat !! too much to live up to gave little goopy both an inferiority and superiority complex…and an actress\celebrity

  26. lb says:

    It is pathetic when you have all the money,family clout, and a prestigious education (Spence) and drop out of a mediocre college. I attended a top tier, highly competitive college and found that the lower and middle class students were the best and brightest. Those that had the family money and or legacy were much more lazy and entitled. So it is not just the kids in poverty that have issues–the upper class kids get messed up just as easily. Thanks to parents like Blythe, their children think they are brilliant because they exist.