Gwyneth Paltrow gets ‘incredibly angry’ if crew isn’t ready for her


Dear little Gwyneth Paltrow has some high standards for herself: perfection – or that’s how it seems from her haughty attitude. And she appears to expect nearly the same from those around her: that’s why she’s always lecturing the rest of us – via her interviews and website – on how to be as perfect as she. In fact Gwyneth’s only imperfection seems to be that she has quite a temper when everyone else isn’t up to snuff, according to director James Gray. He tries to word it nicely, but it’s pretty easy to see through it.

Gwyneth Paltrow does not always help herself. From crying at the Oscars to naming her children Apple and Moses, she often inspire snorts of derision. A Hollywood princess who thinks nothing of wearing seven different pairs of heels in four days for the Iron Man premieres, it doesn’t helps that she comes on like a self-help podcast. “If I’ve learned anything, it’s that we’re all one,” she says, in another set of vertigo-inducing heels and a snug outfit by vintage French designer Celine. “We’re all from the same soul.”

This, of course, comes from a woman who is a “dear friend” of fashion designer Valentino, and confesses to having read Vogue since she was a 15-year-old, while attending New York’s elite Spence School. Aided by the statuesque physique, blonde curls and haughty look, the 36-year-old Paltrow hardly comes across as one of us.

James Gray, who directs her in her new film Two Lovers, thinks he knows why. “She has a certain public persona that she doesn’t suffer fools gladly. Like on a movie set, if the crew is not ready when you call her, she gets incredibly angry.

“But I understand why. She likes take one. She’s there and she’s keyed up.” This, he says, is not the real Gwyneth. “She’s quite earthy in a way.”

[From the Independent]

I’m imagining Gwyneth is some kind of Christian Bale-esq tirade. That’d be awesome. I wonder how Ms. Perfection handles herself when she’s “incredibly angry.” Throughout the rest of the article, there are all sorts of quotes from her on how to be a better person like, like: “‘Pause before reacting. Clean out your space. Read something beautiful. Treat yourself to something. Go to a city you’ve never been to. Learn something new. Don’t be lazy.’” Wonder if she pauses before reacting in anger? Something tells me probably not, or it wouldn’t have been worth mentioning.

I find this woman more and more aggravating with every word I read about her. She’s so self-congratulatory. No one is a bigger fan of Gwyneth Paltrow’s depth and wisdom than Gwyneth Paltrow.

Here’s Gwyneth at “Saks Fifth Avenue’s Unforgettable Evening” in Beverly Hills on 2/10/09 with Rita Wilson and Courteney Cox. Images thanks to

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  1. Persisent Cat says:

    I am not going to fault a woman for loving shoes. That article seemed to be more grasping at straws than citing anything conclusive.

  2. Wow says:

    I love her style!

  3. J.D.M.J. says:

    @ PC:
    I agree. I can do seven different pairs before leaving the house in the morning!

  4. Blah Girls! says:

    I think she’s fierce, snob or not.

  5. Lem says:

    Rather discuss Courtney or Rita

  6. becca says:

    This is stating nothing new. If there’s any celeb that’s definitely NOT normal, that definitely considers herself better than everyone else, it’s Gwyneth Paltrow.

  7. FF says:

    Wow, incredibly angry. Annoyed, yes but incredibly angry?

    Bale’s tirade was down to a very specific issue where someone had been told not to do something, kept doing it and ruined a scene because of it. I get that, or I at least get losing your rag with that person at the end of a long day.

    But this seems a little bit on the precious side, as in: her time is so much more important than everybody else’s so everyone better be ready to receive her when she comes.

    Like I said, annoyance I get but incredible anger? More likely she’s angry at them because – by now – they’re angry at her.

    How about they just divert any prospective casting for Gwyneth to Cate Blanchett, or Kate Winslett, instead.

    She ruined IRON MAN for me with her complete lack of personality. Case in point, I felt like her (lack of) personality should have been read as inversely proportional to her heel height: the higher the heel, the blander the personality.

    I wish they’d re-cast her role as well as Terrence Howard’s. Even Aniston would have been given it more personality.

  8. FF says:

    ps – I’m not getting down on women wearing high heels – please don’t misinterpret my comments as that – but merely stating that Gwyneth seems so bland that she has to use them, not to supplement a personality, but to entirely stand in for one.

  9. Sauronsarmy says:

    FF: I agree with the Ironman thing. Whats up with picking these woman in superhero movies? Frist Katie Holmes, Fishsticks Paltrow and Maggie (how I actually like!).

  10. FF says:

    Maggie’s great, but she needs to be a protagonist, not some dude’s sidekick/object of affection – it never seems entirely credible when they cast her like that.

    Honestly, I swear whoever wrote that Batman script either didn’t get women or couldn’t be bothered to write them outside of being a foil to male contentment because I could only conclude the Rachel Dawes character was a complete schizophrenic – or, at the very least, absolutely unwilling to straight up tell Bruce that she only ever saw him as a friend.

    I didn’t get it. One minute she was saying she loved another guy then kissing Bruce, then saying she was going to marry the other guy. Seriously, the Joker – for all chaotic stylings – had a more consistent agenda.

  11. lisa says:

    One step closer to acting like Madonna.

  12. sickitten says:

    I imagine her screaming at her kids like Mommie Dearest.

  13. Kaiser says:

    Jeez, Goop must have done something to James Grey for him to say that… usually “her directors” are falling all over themselves to kiss the feet of The Goop.

  14. turth-SF says:

    March 9th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    I imagine her screaming at her kids like Mommie Dearest.



  15. lrm says:

    Okay,Moses is a pretty normal name,IMO.??? And,she’s a great actress,also IMO. I mean,she is leaps better than many other A list actresses and/or flavors of the day…
    Once she’s off the screen,however,she is so ridiculously self-righteous-i wish she would just stick to acting,instead of any kind of social,help others ventures. uugh. And,yea,Apple’s a bit odd of a name-but did I hear that it’s more common in England? You know,Venus was a big name in Victorian England! Who knew???? Give it a rest,already;at least she didn’t name them Maddie,Olivia or Ethan. Fine names,but freakin’ boring and overdone at this point. And don’t forget,not that long ago,these too were considered old-fashioned,dated or otherwise eccentric names for children. We totally forget once things become ‘mainstream matrix’ in our brains,that they were once the outsiders.

  16. Zoe says:

    and the pro-gwenie backlash begins….

    I’m with Persistent Cat on this… if you read the director’s quotes carefully, first it seems like he’s saying it’s her ‘public personna’ (and therefore untrue) that she gets ‘incredibly angry’ then it’s like the interviewer’s question was omitted (like, “yeah, but it must be aggravating to be all worked for a scene and the crew is unprepared, right? Doesn’t she ever get annoyed when that happens?…”

    his response seems out of context slightly to me. I really don’t like her but I likes me interviews honest 😉 this seems like a set up.

  17. katie says:

    One of the reasons i like celebitchy is that you get the gossip without a bullshit agenda – unlike perez hilton. But this constant Gwyneth bashing has to stop. Is two lines in an article really a story? Or just an excuse to have another go at her? In a world of lohans and winehouses, gwyneth paltrow seems to have her life sorted. Her main crime is how dull she is. You don’t like her – we get it, move on.

  18. Jag says:

    I watched Iron Man despite Goopy being in it – and not in the theaters, either, because she will never get a better box office number because of me.

  19. Sarah says:

    Was it really that big of a deal for her to wear 7 different pairs of shoes in four appearances? Don’t some people change dresses numerous times for awards shows? If she was a ‘normal’ person, that might be too much, but nothing like that is too much for a celebrity.

  20. barneslr says:

    Would someone please clue her in that the red lipstick does NOT flatter her? That seems to be her favorite lately, and it makes an already unattractive woman even more unattractive.

    And I am not at all surprised to hear that she’s a bitch on the set. In fact, that is what I would expect. She has already declared that her life is perfect, so I am sure she expects everyone around her to be perfect, too, in accommodating her every whim.

  21. Hm, OK says:

    So, a celebrity talking about “what I’ve learned” and changing shoes for public appearances is enough reason to attack them as a condescending snob?

    Maybe it’s time to talk to a professional about your crippling insecurity. (Whoops! There goes a suggestion, I better get off my high horse!)

  22. Melodie says:

    Hang on–Gwyneth Paltrow said she thinks we’re all One?

    My head just asploded.

  23. the original kate says:

    gwoopeth’s sense of privelege/entitlement comes through loud and clear in her interviews and on her insane blog. no surprise that she is nasty with the crew. a special snowflake like her should never be inconvenienced due to the thoughtlessness of others.

  24. Dan says:

    barneslr -say whatever you want about her personality, but I think you’re in the minority in thinking Gwyneth is ‘unattractive’. I think shes a stunning and classic beauty, and the lipstick is nice.