Gwyneth Paltrow stars in new vote from abroad video

Gwyneth Paltrow is featured in a new video for, an organization that helps US citizens abroad quickly register for absentee ballots by filling out an online form, printing it out, and sending it to their

Vote From Abroad was created by Democrats Abroad, and they do encourage people to vote for Obama briefly at the end of the video. You are of course welcome to vote for whomever you chose after getting your absentee ballot.

Paltrow speaks in the video along with many other Americans living overseas about how simple and quick it is to get an absentee ballot. You just fill out where you last voted, your old address and current address, and can even register to vote if it’s your first time. I even got married and have a new name since the last time I registered and this was easily explained on the form. The form is automatically created for you and you just mail it in. I’ve sent my absentee ballot request in and look forward to voting for the president again this year. I’ll be paying taxes for the rest of my life, I may as well get to vote.

I’m happy to be able to vote this year and I’m a Democrat and have a lot of hope for Obama, but I just have to say that Paltrow looks smug as anything here. She was starting to grow on me with her new hair and those S&M heels she was wearing a couple months ago, but I wish she would come down to earth. “I’m voting from London” indeed. Props for doing the PSA though, she’s helping get the word out how easy it is to vote. So if you’re a US citizen studying or living abroad or just traveling at that time please make sure to get your absentee ballot.

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  1. Kaiser says:

    Shhh! Dame Paltrow is deigning to speak to us… *raptured silence*

    But seriously, it’s good that there’s an organization devoted to helping Americans abroad register & vote. I heard/read a rumor that the military in Iraq & Afganistan is having difficulties getting their ballots. Does this group work with serving men & women?

  2. Mr. T says:

    Just see what people think about Gwyneth and her political message!

    You know, I do like Obama. I think he’s an interesting and charasmatic person but when he speaks his naivity comes across and he’s incredibly thin when it comes to real life experience.

  3. Celebitchy says:

    Kaiser yes it does work for military personnel. All you do is fill out a form, it’s automatically e-mailed to you, then you mail it in to your local elections office back in the states.

  4. Nan says:

    Yeah Gwyneth…the Americans who live in Europe will make this ‘elegant dinner conversation’. Boycott this uneducated, anti-American moron.Make sure you stock up on liters upon liters of wine, Paltrow. Along w/Madge, she is one the most pretentious celebrities to walk this earth. Who the F keeps hiring this hag?!!

  5. daisy424 says:

    I am glad to see the urge to vote while out of the country.

    What irks me is when a celebrity thinks I will change my vote to their candidate because I might have seen their films.

  6. girl says:

    VOTE! VOTE! Please! VOTE! I chaired the last election in my precinct and the turnout was an utter embarassment. Granted it wasn’t a primary or a general election but still, the number of actual voters vs. registered voters is astounding.

    I find it a little cringeworthy when celebs say “vote for this candidate” when trying to get people voting at all. I think the two issues should be separated. But by all means, endorse a candidate. It’s her right. Just my humble opinion.

  7. AP says:

    I CAN’T STAND GWYNETH!!! She makes me SICK! Or was it the nauseating camera zooms and edits…

    But I will vote.

    She just HAD to throw London in there, didn’t she? I feel like throwing my elitist latte at her head.

    And I agree with girl and daisy424– I wish the message about voting overseas would have come without the endorsements.

  8. elisha says:

    That video is just… weird. It almost seems like it pauses or something when it shows GPal; it loses the momentum of those quick cuts. You know it was shot on a completely different day from all those other people. It seems like she has a nicer camera or something on her too.

    Once when I was reporting a story (I’m a TV reporter) I had interviewed a few *regular people and they were all nice and normal… then I got to Winnie from the Wonder Years and she was telling me how and where to set up my camera. That’s what this reminds me of.

    Then again, Gpal probably wouldn’t have done this unless they followed her terms so I can see them giving into her demands.

  9. Danielle says:

    Thanks for this, Celebitchy. I’ll be in Ireland again by November so I was concerned that I wouldn’t be able to vote while over there unless I went through a painful process through the embassy. I love the looks I get over there when I tell people that I’m a Libertarian. They think I mean that Johnny Depp film The Libertine. 😆

  10. Ethan says:

    I can’t stand her.
    I can’t even tell exactly why.

    There is something very arrogant or annoying about her.

  11. Bob says:

    I’m forwarding this video to all my friends serving overseas in the armed forces, so that they remember to vote.

  12. Legion says:

    Depends on why they’re abroad doesn’t it? Serving abroad? Of course you should vote. Working abroad temporarily. Yes, vote. Asshole like fishsticks who doesn’t want to live in the U.S.? Mind your own damned business.

  13. DogRunner says:

    Why does she care?? She doesn’t even live here….

  14. DogRunner says:

    Mr. T – I followed your link and read the comments. Quite enjoyable read! DogRunner

  15. lunachick says:

    Good for her for trying to help get out the vote.

    Whatever you political leanings, placing barriers in front of eligible voters – whether it’s due to a lack of information on how to vote if you’re overseas, or misinformation that’s often intentionally spread here in the U.S. re: who’s eligible, where to vote, what ID to bring etc. – NONE of that is good for our democracy.

    Anyone helping clear the hurdles for eligible voters to vote is doing good, in my view.

  16. Codzilla says:

    This woman has lead such a ridiculously sheltered life that it would be impossible for me to take any of her social/political commentary seriously.

  17. Nan says:

    No thanks. I don’t need you. I, unlike you Gwyneth, have my degree.

  18. CandyKay says:

    Doesn’t she spend, like, half her time in New York? Why doesn’t she just walk down the street in Greenwich Village (my old neighborhood) and vote there?

    Maybe waiting in line to pull the lever in an old school gymnasium lacks the glamour of “voting from London.”

  19. insidescoop says:

    I can’t wait to get mine when I return back to China next week. Obama 08!

  20. Lauri says:

    What is wrong with her? She seems like she’s drugged or hypnotized. She just doesn’t seem to have any life behind those eyes. I can’t put my finger on it, but there is just something not right about her. And I honestly don’t know why she is considered a great actress. I’ve seen some of her movies and she is OK, but nothing special.

    As for voting, I agree we all should…it is our right, but more importantly it is our duty. But please, don’t take advice from celebrities on who to vote for. It is so easy to research candidates on your own, with the Internet now. I just hope people in general actually think about the issues when they vote, and not just vote by party lines or some other shallow reasons.

    I might disagree with someone else’s opinion on who should be president, but I can respect someone who has made a thoughtful decision about it, at least.

  21. kate says:

    i hate the affected way she speaks, and the spoiled little rich girl vibe she gives off, but for some reason i watch her movies! can someone explain this to me?!

  22. I choose me says:

    @kate. Maybe because we secretly love what we profess to hate.

    And yes my degree in arm-chair psychology is due to come in the mail any day now.

  23. kate says:

    @i choose me: exactly! do i love to hate her or hate to love her? i’m so confused.