Gwyneth Paltrow ‘said some stupid things’ because she’s been famous for so long


Gwyneth Paltrow is a self-made woman! She pulled herself up by the bootstraps and worked her family connections to the bone. You have no idea how hard she worked to make a name for herself. And by “name” I mean “telling people she was the daughter of Bruce Paltrow and Blythe Danner.” What’s hilarious (to me, at least) is we’re getting all of these new Goop interviews because she’s promoting that terrible-looking Mortdecai, which comes out in a few weeks. Gwyneth tries so hard to only align herself with the crème de la crème, the most elite, and here she is carrying the bulk of the publicity for a hideous-looking Johnny Depp film that no one wanted. So, apparently, Gwyneth covers the new issue of Marie Claire. We don’t have the cover yet or anything, but Page Six has some interview excerpts and they’re priceless.

Consciously uncoupled Gwyneth Paltrow called herself “misunderstood” in a recent interview — and dropped an ­F-bomb while describing her relationship with rock star Chris Martin.

“We’ve worked really f- -king hard to get to [this] point,” she said of rebuilding a relationship with the Coldplay frontman and father of her two children. “But we’re very, very close, and it’s so nice,” the Oscar-winning actress and lifestyle guru told Marie Claire. Paltrow and Martin even spent Thanksgiving with the kids, Apple and Moses.

“I feel like it’s, in a way, the relationship we were meant to have,” she said.

Paltrow, who is co-starring with Johnny Depp in the upcoming comedy “Mortdecai,” hopes her kids will be “more whole and happier” because of how they’ve handled the divorce, she said weepily. As for why her 10-year marriage officially went up in smoke, she insisted that “there was nothing dramatic.”

“I had built my life on trying to be all things to all people, and I just couldn’t do it anymore, and I really had the sense that I wasn’t allowed to have needs, and I had to prove my specialness or self-worth by doing all this stuff and taking care of everybody else, and I just sort of hit a wall,” she said.

The “Shakespeare in Love” star has been put down for trying to be too perfect and for sharing out-of-touch thoughts with the public — but she says she is just “misunderstood” sometimes.

“Look, one of the disadvantages of having been famous for so long is I’ve said some stupid things,” she explained. “But when words are put into my mouth, those are the situations I feel aren’t quite fair.”

She also distanced herself from the much-maligned phrase “conscious uncoupling,” which she was teased for using to describe her divorce.

“You can make fun of the term or whatever,” Paltrow said. “I didn’t invent it.”

[From Page Six]

Oh, Gwyneth sounds a bit touchy in this interview, doesn’t she? Let’s unpack it. First of all, I don’t really have a problem with what she says about Chris or their relationship. I think they’re still very close and they really have worked hard on keeping everything peaceful and respectful for their kids. As for the “conscious uncoupling” thing – true, she didn’t “invent it”. But she certainly brought it to the forefront and yes, people teased her about it. As they should.

Gwyneth admits she’s “said some stupid things” but makes it sound like those stupid things happened when she was a lot younger. Nevermind the fact that she literally JUST SAID she was a self-made woman. And no, that’s not “putting words into her mouth.” She really says stupid crap all the time. Peasants just don’t understand though.

As for her statement about “trying to be all things to all people,” I feel like that’s a dog whistle for peasant mothers. Gwyneth is trying to say that she’s the same as you, that she struggles to raise her children and be a supportive wife and often she found no time for herself. I believe that she stayed in her marriage because she thought “divorce is not an option” and because she truly thought supporting Chris’s every move would be enough. But let’s not not kid ourselves, Gwyneth always had time to look out for Gwyneth. Gwyneth always finds the time to get hers.

Oh, last story – In Touch Weekly says that Gwyneth was – GASP!!!!! – discount shopping recently. A “witness” told In Touch that Goop was “at a Marshalls discount store… She was just browsing alone.” A Marshall’s??? How gauche.


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  1. mimif says:

    Nfw Goop was shopping at Marshall’s. The End.

    • Bananapants says:

      Yeah I bellowed that out loud as soon as I read about her going to Marshalls. NFW. Never happened. Never will. Case closed.

      • mimif says:

        Unless! She was researching a possible role in the dreamy & empowering Oscar-baity film “Cupcake”:

        The acerbic, hilarious JENNY SIMONS becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her former fashionista support group. As she uncovers the details of Lisa’s suicide and develops a poignant relationship with Lisa’s husband, she also grapples with her own, very raw personal colonic tragedy.

      • sills says:


      • TQB says:

        Oh, IDK, what if she was there to prove that the peasants CAN in fact afford her GOOPcrap if they are “smart shoppers.”

      • TremeHBOfangrl says:

        OMG mimif….this is brilliant. Rolling.

    • Meandyou says:

      But it’s so fun to pretend that she did! Out of all the rumours made up, I really like this one. It will drive her crazy to have people think that she shops at frickin Marshalls.

    • annaloo. says:

      Cmon, she was buying a present for her maid.

    • lucy2 says:

      My guess is she was scoping out some stuff to copy and sell at 20Xs the price on her website.

    • fairyvexed says:

      I have cheerfully hated her ever since I saw the quote, “I’m sorry, I just can’t act like someone who makes $20,000 a year.” Keep her out of Marshall’s, I can only imagine her sour face.

    • TremeHBOfangrl says:

      Anybody notice how she looks just like that leathery orange bleached blonde trainer of hers named Tracey Anderson? Only on stilts. Uncanny.

      • sherlockapple says:

        Agreed! She has been leathery and orange for some time now. Kinda crisp too…she needs a sunhat, a big old glass of water, and a great moisturizer!!

    • RhoSue says:

      Mimif! I rolled right off the couch! Pitch that to Sony right away. They need a new script.

    • Zwella ingrid says:

      If true, this was a move calculated to try signify connection with the lowly peasants for the sake of her public image. No way she was shopping.

  2. NewWester says:

    Sounds like Gwyneth has had a meeting with her public relations person. Unfortunately I don’t think she really took their advice

    • TremeHBOfangrl says:

      Yes she has, his advice was to hang out with Chelsea Handler (the other PR stablemate she shares), and to take photos with her former nemesis, also known as ‘TV woman,’ (Paltrow’s nick for Aniston) — to imply a secret anti-Angie cabal. Unfortunately, that sympathetic/empathetic coddling only works for supposed woman scorned, Aniston – Handler is out of her cable job, and Paltrow plays the girl sidekick to the superhero every 6 years or so. They aren’t lighting the world on fire.

      Oh, and Depp’s latest movie, which she’s in..once again, playing the nonessential sidekick, screams FLOP.

      …by the way, will someone tell Johnny Depp that what he has going for himself (his LOOKS) he is squandering by playing these eccentric weirdo comedy characters….that was cute, when he was young and beautiful and wanted to be ‘different,’ (see Scissorhands, Ed Wood, etc.) but it’s 20 years later…he has only a short time of sexy virility left…why squander it playing chubby eccentrics like in The Tourist, or goofy old british gingers, like in Mordecai. It was a sacrilege that he was playing opposite one of the sexiest women in the world, and he wanted to play his role like that of a doofus goofus…WAKe UP JOHNNY! There’s a reason you can’t open a movie unless you’re in full kabuki makeup….you’re too scared to just be a MAN, and give face and charisma. I think if he fails as a version of himself, he will think he’s really failed….consequently he puts on the funny accents, walks, and dips his head in a vat of clown makeup and wigs.

      • Ally8 says:

        I agree, though to me it’s not so much that he has to play sexy, virile characters, as that he seems to have forgotten how to do an authentic, realistic character. His character in the first Pirates was fresh and exciting in its odd cartoonish, kabuki-ness (so to speak); it felt like an original style in an otherwise great new edition of a swashbuckling movie. Now, he seems to have gotten stuck in that. It just feels lame, outdated and desperate, like he’s hiding behind that acting style and forcing all his characters into that artificial mold.

        Plus don’t even get me started on the whole I-think-I’m-Peter-Sellers aspect of it. Sellers always played a character to extremes, but also found the humanity (the ridiculousness, the pathos, etc.) in it as well. Paul Bettany will rue the day he agreed to be part of that mess.

        At a recent screening of Turner, they played Mortdecai as a trailer. The whole audience (all age groups) groaned and looked mortified. (Also, as a side note, my mom who does not follow American gossip much at all, said she was startled by how old Gwyneth Paltrow looked: “Why is her skin so bad?”)

      • Lucinda says:

        He played straight hot in The Astronaut with Charlize Theron. The movie was okay and kind of weird but he looked really good in it. I wish he would do something like that again but with a better script.

  3. LAK says:

    Keeping up appearances is exhausting. Time for a cleanse methinks.

    • Kiddo says:

      Her problem is that she made people and personal relationships a brand, and you can’t control people and relationships with factory level quality control and sameness.

  4. Gina says:

    Calm down Gwynie. At this point in time, I’m taking a wild guess that a lot of folks aren’t quite sure who your parents are or were. In my age range, people remember you for stealing the script from Winona Ryder that got you an undeserved Oscar. Or…at the very least for being Brad Pitt’s “angel” as you demurely batted your eyelashes when he accepted that award for whatever. I want to like Chris Martin, but it’s difficult to thinking he actually chose to marry her. Run Jennifer Lawrence, run.

    • Hmmm says:

      Ryder said she stole the script, doesn’t mean she actually did.

      • Gina says:

        There is a lot of Hollywood folklore, but in this case I believe her. They were friends at the time and Gwyneth seems shady to me, and a lot of others as well. I do like Winona though, even with her troublesome past. Twist of fate, at the time she would have run away with that part and Paltrow knew that and beat her to the punch. Survival of the fittest I suppose where these women live.

    • Carol says:

      Yes because there was only one copy of the script in all of Hollywood. In all the world, only Winona was allowed to audition for the role. Once Gwyneth took it, Winona couldn’t ever get another copy for the audition. Ever! /eye roll

      • Gina says:

        The point was she sabotaged her friend. Maybe you find it amusing, I just think it shows her character or lack thereof from an early age on.

      • Jessica says:

        Even if she did it, which I doubt (Gwyneth was hot at the time, if she wanted to see the script she could get her own copy, she didn’t have to steal it from another actress), that’s not sabotaging Winona. If they both read the script, they both went into the audition process with the same background and Gwyneth got the part. Sabotaging would have been replacing the real script for a fake one before Winona had read the real one, or deleting a phone message telling her when the audition was.

    • Kelly says:

      Like Wino is in a position to talk about stealing ………….

    • Hmmm says:

      Wino wasn’t even suitable for that role. She is 5.3 and is very busty. She would never been able to play a male convincingly. Goop had just done Emma and Sliding Doors for Weinstein, with critical acclaim, she was perfect for that Shakespeare movie. Biggest urban myth she stole a script and got the role.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      Ryder always brought the drama, hard to believe you’re trotting out that old chestnut, maybe it’s true but Ryder has way less credibility than GP, and that’s saying something.

  5. Dońt kill me i'm french says:

    PageSix has the art to misquote the interviews

    Goop is the celebrity that the peoples loves to hate because she doesn’t try to look un pretentious.

  6. Maya says:

    The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limit.

  7. IcyBlue says:

    Wear a bra, Goop and let it go, not the bras, mind, but this need to sound warm and fuzzy to the great unwashed. You are doing pretty well sounding like Queen of the Ice. A sort of a boxy queen of the ice in the photo at the bottom.

    • HH says:

      She’s quite box – shaped. I feel like she has a thin version of Kate Upton’s body. I think people assume that if Kate Upton slimmed down she would gain a waist. Not so.

  8. CTgirl says:

    If there was ever anyone who shouldn’t keep talking it’s Gwynie. She needs to shut up, sit down and quit subjecting the rest of us to her in-depth examination of her bellybutton.

  9. scout says:

    Her face looks weird in the first picture, too much or too less beauty regimen? Her Goop sure lost lots of money last year, hope not THAT much to end up at Marshalls.

  10. Tateru says:

    Goopy does take care of everybody else first. She made me soup one time when i was sick. And she fluffed my pillows.
    My tater, Channing was there too. He rubbed my temples and sang broadway songs for me.

    Nyquil has a helluva punch.

  11. QQ says:

    Yes, we Know Gwynneth, You Staaaayy Stupid talking off that rarified air you breathe!

  12. Charlotte says:

    I wonder if she will get her mother saying ‘they’re just jealous’ on camera so she can still hear it even after she’s gone?

  13. pk says:

    It’s funny how these celebrities who have everything care so much about what people think of them.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      To be fair, most performers are insecure, that’s why they go into show biz, they crave constant approval, it’s kind of mean to pick on them but Gwynnie just can’t seem to help saying silly things, she’s hard not to tease.

  14. Jayna says:

    I believe her emotionally. Chris is in a band. He’s off in his studio writing, then recording music, obsessed with that during all of those months. Then he takes off to tour nine months out of the year at times. She lived in a country for him, away from friends. She had two kids, that even with the help, she is still a devoted mom. She was still popular at the time and could have been off making a lot of movies years ago and had backed off. Now, she’s not in demand. I think that Chris admitted he was an emotionally more withdrawn man. If you listen to his album, he made mistakes in that marriage and hurt her, not giving his all. Musicians can be very self-involved people.

    But while she willilingly gave up things in her life and maybe didn’t get the emotional satisfaction from her marriage ultimately that she craved, she still had “me” time. She wrote cookbooks. She went to work out at ten everyday. She started GOOP. Once her kids started school, she had plenty of time for herself. I do think she is a good, hands-on mom, who was very present for her kids and supported Chris’ dreams. It’s evident by the fact that when their marriage was coming to an end that she came back to America that England never felt like home to her no matter how much she said so back then.

    Goop is exhausting to listen to, but I think she made a home for Chris and her babies, now school-age, and created the warm home memories she wanted for her kids because of her love for her dad and how much she missed him and the memories she has of growing up. But she is exhausting with trying to tie it all in to relating to the everywoman out there. LOL It’s where her pretentiousness always comes in.

    Natasha Richardson was from royalty, a famous director father and her famous mother, one of the most respected actresses of her generation, and her aunt also. She never came across snobbish in interviews but never came across being pretentious or out of touch nor whined when describing her childhood, where her mom at times really did abandon her for her career. Then every time you read a Goop interview, she makes such odd statements somewhere in it that are eyeroll-worthy.

    • Grace says:

      Totally agree.

    • GByeGirl says:

      I think that she is so awkward because she’s a horrible snob and is unlikable to many people, but she’s not being her true self. Just be your snobby self, Goop. Stop trying to make people sympathize or empathize with you. Nobody cares. Sure, you’ve worked hard but not as hard or in the same manner as others and stop pretending that you do. Just be your insufferable self. There are lots of other insufferable a$$e$ you can hang out with. Why on earth do you care what we peasants think? I’m not going to buy the crap on your website. I’m not going to see one of your movies because I “like you as a person”, I’ll see it if it’s compelling via story line, character development, costars, etc.

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        I agree, she should just be herself, nobody holds it against Martha Stewart for being obsessed with doilies because she owns it, GP needs to embrace her inner pretentious bitch and not worry if the peasants hate her for it. She’s like an exotic houseplant, she needs to do her thing to bloom in the hothouse, let her do it.

  15. nan says:

    Oh, Gwyneth, stop trying to make Gwyneth happening.

  16. Megan says:

    I was at the theatre with my mom last week and we saw a preview for Mordecai. My mom leaned over and whispered, “Gweneth Paltrow must really need the money.”

  17. annaloo. says:

    Oh Gwyneth. So tortured. Such a bore.

  18. minx says:

    It is delicious watching her promote that wretched-looking movie. Who is the target audience for that thing, I wonder?
    Same old high-handed GP, but with a touch of irritability that didn’t used to be there. Heh.

  19. FingerBinger says:

    The Mortdecai movie doesn’t look that bad. I don’t think people will rolling in the aisles with laughter ,but it looks alright.

    • Renee says:

      I don’t think that it looks that bad either. I might actually go to see it in the theatre.

    • Jessica says:

      Agree. It doesn’t look like a masterpiece or anything but it seems they achieved exactly what they wanted to achieve with it. I get that people hate Gwyneth and Johnny but that seems to be having a huge impact on people’s perceptions here.

  20. Dawn says:

    I think she says stupid things because she has no idea that it will sound stupid to those who are middle class or poor. She was born rich and she will die rich and never understand. I simply ignore her and her extremely one sided view of all things.

  21. j.eyre says:

    No, she did not invent the “consciously uncoupling” term, but her “really good education” should have afforded her the ability to see it as a “dreadfully preposterous bit of deflecting pomposity”

    (that last quote was mine – I didn’t invent it or anything)

  22. Santolina says:

    She will never get that EVERYTHING about her life, down to her hair and skin color, confers a level of unearned privilege. Maybe she needs to see more of the world and how most of humanity lives. That would be my recommendation. Until then, my best advice would be for her to shaddap…

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      Seriously, hair and skin color? Plenty of blond, white people have shitty lives, can we please stop profiling based on skin tone? She is of the privileged class no matter what color she dyes her hair.

      • Santolina says:

        Hey, I didn’t make the rules, nor am I “profilng.” I lead diversity dialogues and it’s a sad but true reality about skin color, even in this day and age.

  23. GoOnGirl! says:

    I don’t know what it is about this woman, but 99% of the time, she looks terrible. Would it actually hurt if she ran a comb through her stringy hair?

  24. Sticks says:

    She’s beautiful.

  25. Cindy says:

    Gwyneth Paltrow said some stupid things because she’s been stupid for so long.

  26. Gwynnie says:

    OMG. Why can’t she just keep it simple. Just give an inch and people will give you a mile. I don’t believe that crap she says about women being hard on each other. Sample sentences to insert in your next interview, Gwynnie:

    – “I’ll admit I had a privileged upbringing, and I’m so grateful because I know there are millions in the US and around the world who haven’t been as fortunate as I have. But at the same time, this isn’t an easy industry and I do feel that I’ve proved my worth through hard work.”
    – “I’m just so grateful that there are people out there who love GOOP and get what I’m trying to do there. I know I’ll never know what it’s like to be a working mother with three temporary jobs, but GOOP is about escape and while I do have what you might call luxury items on there, I also curate less expensive items that anyone can enjoy. Because everyone deserves some luxury and fun in their lives.”

    • Pumpkin Pie says:

      Tho I would put, for the sake of emphasis, billions instead of millions in “there are millions in the US and around the world who haven’t been as fortunate as I have”.

  27. Pumpkin Pie says:

    I don’t want to be rude, but are there brain colonics as well?

  28. mike says:

    Gwyneth rocks. end of story.