Gwyneth Paltrow covers InStyle, is an impossibly smug ‘trailblazer’ & expert


It’s always amazing to me how different/younger/better Gwyneth Paltrow looks when she does a side part and doesn’t flat-iron her hair. Why doesn’t she pay attention to how magazine stylists do her hair and try that for her red carpet appearances? It’s a mystery. Anyway, Gwyneth covers the February issue of InStyle Magazine, seemingly just to promote Goop and all of her Goop-related stuff, like a new book about her Juice Beauty collaboration. It’s a whole little Goop-industry now and Gwyneth gets magazine covers to talk about her business rather than her acting career and she’s super-smug about all of it. You can see InStyle’s feature here, and here are some quotes from the interview:

On her decision to start Goop and become an entrepreneur: “I’ll think, ‘Oh my god, I used to have a life of a spoiled movie star… What the f—? Why did I do this to myself?”

On why she wanted to release her new Clean Beauty book: “I mean, it’s shocking to me that the government doesn’t regulate this stuff… How many of my friend have had fertility issues? How many of my daughter’s friends have had precocious puberty? Well, maybe that’s because we are putting endocrine-disrupting hormones in everything.”

On being a pioneer of esoteric health treatments: “I’ve learned how the cycle works… It used to be that I would talk about something or write about it, and people would be like, ‘What the f— is she talking about? She’s a witch!’ And then later on it would sort of catch on. So now I just recognize it: OK, I’m going to talk about this, and people will think it’s weird, and that’s how it goes.”

On not caring what people think of her as she ages: “When I turned 40, I felt like I got this free software upgrade that I wasn’t expecting. It just happened. Suddenly I was like, ‘Oh, this is fantastic: I don’t care! I like myself, and I’m just going to live my life. I’m going to stop worrying and tearing myself down.’”

On the challenge of sometimes pushing the needle on wellness issues: “I’m like, this is my role. I’m here to do this. A friend told me if you’re a trailblazer, you’re the first one through, and you get the cuts because you’re hacking the path.”

On Chris Martin: “He’s at my house every single day. We have our own lives but we still have our family life. And to this day, Chris would take a bullet for me. Even though I’m not his wife. I honestly think Chris and I have contributed something positive to the culture of divorce.”

How Brad Falchuk feels about her arrangement with Chris: “He has his own version of it, his own family where it’s not a couple but it’s a family.”

On acting: “I don’t think I like it anymore,” the Oscar winner confides, adding that she’s not even sure what Marvel movies she’s contracted to appear in as her Pepper Potts character. “I think it’s Avengers or Captain America, one of those,” she quips.

[From InStyle and ET]

I consistently love that Gwyneth Paltrow has the speech patterns of a Jane Austen villain: “A friend told me if you’re a trailblazer, you’re the first one through, and you get the cuts because you’re hacking the path.” You see, people, Gwyneth isn’t calling herself a trailblazer, she’s merely repeating an amusing anecdote from a friend, a friend who deigned to call Gwyneth a trailblazer. As for the rest of it… I’m consistently reminded of the fact that Gwyneth has spent her entire adult life surrounding herself with fake gurus and PhDs in Medical Feelings. She’s not a trailblazer, she’s a follower – a follower of whatever touchy-feely faux-esoteric bulls—t is in vogue at the time.

As for what she says about Chris… God, so smug. He would take a bullet for her? Sure, Goop. Whatever you say. And I still want to know if Brad Falchuk has even gotten around to divorcing his wife. It’s fascinating that Gwyneth hasn’t gotten any sh-t for homewrecking Brad’s marriage, not to mention her own.


Photos courtesy of Greg Kadel/InStyle.

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  1. Jenni says:

    Why is she still here?

    • velourazure says:

      Just when you think she’s reached the insufferability apex. Honestly, I’m going to throw up now.

    • Placebo says:

      “Chris would take a bullet for me. ” and she didn’t say the same about her taking a bullet for him. contributed something positive to the culture of divorce.” She’s soooooo self absorbed 😒😒😒😒

  2. Phil says:

    She always comes across as a “look at me, I’m just like you” person even though she has infinitely more money and lives a lifestyle we can’t afford.
    Anywho, all I got from this is how much I like Chris Martin even more. I saw Coldplay live a few years ago and he’s just such a positive guy who tries to get people to see the good in this life.

  3. lightpurple says:

    “contributed something positive to the culture of divorce”

    Uhm, no People’s divorces are about themselves, not about you.

    And I know the magazine picked it but that sweater looks like it partially unraveled. Who, other than Taylor Swift, would actually buy such a thing?

    • Birdix says:

      Someone whose friend has mentioned that she is a pioneer when it comes to getting great abs, like the abs of a witch, that you can’t understand, just yet. Just be sure to notice them for now, and perhaps buy some juice on goop. The genius of those abs and the shredded sweater will appear later.

      • BengalCat2000 says:

        Don’t forget the friend who told her she has the ass of a 22 year old stripper! She tries SO hard that I almost feel second hand embarrassment for her.

    • JFresh says:

      Yeah of all the ludicrous statements she made, this is the one that is most bothersome IMO.

      I mean– she must unconsciously feel guilty about getting divorced, right? And so she’s pushing that down in her mind & making it out to be some noteworthy cultural contribution that she somehow achieved? Nothing eases the pain of divorce. She should be slapped for the hubris shown in that stupid interview.

      • Madailein says:

        Exactly: expanding her own, singular divorce to the mighty realms of “cultural contribution” is beyond grotesque. I wish the interviewers would ASK HER QUESTIONS, and most of all that they would ask her to BACK UP her ludicrous claims, like being a “trailblazer” with facts and examples. God, she’s sickening: No wonder she is always looking for health cures, when all her (incurable) illness comes down to is her own putrid, profoundly unhealthy egoism.

  4. Christine says:

    She doesn’t care what people think? Hahahahahahaha. That is perhaps my favorite Goopness exemplifying a complete and utter lack of self-awareness.

  5. Betsy says:

    I, too, take care what I put on my skin, but seriously? She think’s alllllll these health problems come down to that? Why do people drill down on tiny, likely insignificant stuff and ignore, for example, the two hundred years of industrial pollution?

    I like that wacky wallpaper.

    • Tourmaline says:

      She’s such a moron.
      And I’m sure her “daughter’s friends” who had “precocious puberty” love her calling it out in In Style.
      My endocrine system was disrupted just by reading these quotes.

  6. Louise says:

    “spoiled life of a movie star” ha ha. She did a few films and got lucky with the Oscar. She came from the right family with connections. How does she even score magazine covers? Who would employ her to “act”. Bog off, Gwyn.

    Feel sorry for Brad Falchuck’s wife. Imagine what she has gone through…..

  7. It'sJustBlanche says:

    It’s only December 29. There’s still time, 2016.

  8. Alleycat says:

    I feel for the woman Chris ends up marrying next (if he ever does). She would that woman who is still all over him, calling him at 2am because she needs help, even if she’s still with that other dude. I honestly think Chris broke up with her and she still has a lot of feelings for him remaining.

    • MOMOF3 says:

      Concur. Can you imagine how insufferable she must be to actually live with? And she is CONSTANTLY talking about him, but I don’t hear all that many mentions of her from him.

  9. trollontheloose says:

    Goopooping the juice until there is no more juice. And recollect the juice.. ughh

  10. Maya says:

    Ofcourse Gwyneth won’t get called out for her relationship wrecking – the same with miss innocent J Aniston. The are represented by the king of PR who makes sure that they get away with everything.

    • Esmom says:

      I think she doesn’t get called out on it because people don’t really care about her love life. Plus it’s just not that “juicy” compared to the Pitt-Aniston-Jolie thing, which as you know has a life of its own.

    • Jayna says:

      She won’t get called out because they have had an out-of -the-spotlight relationship for the first few years and now just the odd photo of them heading into a party or on vacay. She hasn’t discussed him really. He doesn’t her. The wife has never said a word. Gwynneth has never co-oped his children for photo-ops nor talked about them. They have handled their relationship privately. So no one is really interested. At least, the wife didn’t have it shoved into her face all over mags.

      But her interview was another insufferable Gwynneth interview. LOL

  11. BangersandMash says:

    Things Gwyneth says.
    Gawd… Hed take a bullet for me….
    Oohh my friend told me trailblazers get cuts…
    I feel like this is what im here to do. This is my role….
    Whats that? *points too a friends stomach* get it together. I love you. *jogs away*
    I feel like (trump administration) is an exciting time for us…
    Atleast im not sitting around getting fat…

    Too sum things up… Shes THAT friend. The one u make excuses not too see.

  12. Bex says:

    They’ve made her look oddly like Claire Danes in this shoot. She’s so out of touch with reality I can only muster up a vaguely amused snort when I read her interviews now.

  13. spidey says:

    She thinks she is very relevant doesn’t she?

  14. Ankhel says:

    Your divorce is not an accomplishment! Good Lord woman gaaaaaaaarghhhhhh…..

  15. Indiana Joanna says:

    She reminds of a person who holds conversations with herself even in a group of people. I laughed at the acting statement. Nobody wants you and nobody cares about putting you in a film, Gwyn.

  16. OriginallyBlue says:

    She is so… I don’t even know. She has to be trolling or is she still so completely unaware of how she comes across?

  17. grabbyhands says:

    Oh my god-STAHP. That’s ENOUGH.

    You’re STILL living the life of a spoiled movie star because that’s what you are.

    Being able to sell rehashed ideas out of your sanctimonious little website simply because you have the benefit of celebrity doesn’t make you a trailblazer.

  18. Eric says:

    I didn’t know there was such a thing as “divorce culture…”
    Must be an exclusively American thing; we can add that to our “culture” of sprawl, malls, therapy, and bigotry. Yay us!

  19. hey-ya says:

    ..thats Heidi Klum surely….

  20. Shaz says:

    Well, I never compliment myself, but my friends tell me I certainly know
    how to make a sandwich.

    • Esmom says:

      Lol. I posted a comment earlier but it disappeared…I can’t muster up much hate for Gwyneth as much as most people seem to. She seems no worse than much of Hollywood, and honestly I can pop over to my FB page right now and find quite a few “regular” people trying really hard to convince me how awesome/beautiful/sexy/clever/brilliant they are.

      • Lalu says:

        Esmom… That’s how I feel about her. She’s not really interesting enough to get so fired up about. And I don’t think she’s anymore out of touch than 90% of Hollywood. She seems pretty harmless.

  21. Slowsnow says:

    She probably supervised the photoshopping of her picture but still believes she looks like that in real life…

  22. NeoCleo says:

    She looks younger because she’s Photo-shopped.

  23. Who says says:

    I imagine that living a life of healthy retreats, yoga, daily workouts, fine dining , travel and access to beauty treatments that us “regular people ” don’t have , has taken a toll on poor Gwyneth. As she ages, it seems to me her interviews gets more desperate. I guess she still has not accepted the 40 something self.

  24. Bringbackthescrunchie says:

    Ugh. Why is she pushing all her ‘clean living’ advice on us poors while she is a smoker? Oh, the hypocrisy

  25. Lambda says:

    She looks like she belongs in a Lands End catalogue. Aggressively bland.

  26. Lalu says:

    I think it’s great that she and her ex are still friendly enough to spend time together with the kids. My parents couldn’t do that and everything was a dramatic mess. I think it would have been nicer if she’d said they’d both take a bullet for the other. But that’s just me. And it could be worse. I like that they had a “classy” divorce instead of what it can be.

  27. Katherine says:

    She looks great in this cover pic, totally agree about the hair, as for the quotes – I want the 20 seconds of my life I spent reading them back)

  28. L84Tea says:

    I just love her blasé “Oh I don’t even know which movie…one of those…” comments like she’s so over acting. I believe that is her insane ego talking in defense of the fact that she doesn’t get parts anymore. Of course she doesn’t “like it” anymore.

  29. evilqueen says:

    Well the fact that Vanity Fair is an insufferable publication doesn’t help. Really the fact that it pisses off Trump is the only reason to read it or cheer it on.

  30. minx says:

    I’ve never understood why Paltrow thinks she is such a special snowflake. Her mother seems like a fairly down to earth person, was it Bruce Paltrow who fed her ego when she was young? Somewhere along the line she got an overinflated sense of herself that is out of proportion with her actual abilities.

  31. Abbess Tansy says:

    Gwennie dear, there is nothing less trailblazing than steam cleaning your vag.

  32. Redgrl says:

    Said it before & will say it again – without her late dad’s connections in the movie biz – Spielberg etc – she’d just be another mousy plain blond girl wondering why she never made it in show biz. What’s really irritating is she doesn’t realize it and thinks her success is all her own wonderfility…

  33. Alex says:

    She’s not sure what Marvel movie she’s in? Sure!! Oh Hollywood is so gauche. Well i bet it’s not one directed by Joss Whedon. She was so miscast as Pepper Potts.

  34. DiamondRottweiler says:

    Bwahahahha! The Austen villain comment made me snort laugh my coffee. She does have a whiff of the bitchy Mrs. Elton about her. “Very little white satin…a most pitiful business!” But full confession, she doesn’t make the top 20 of my irritating celebrities list. At least she’s not dumb as a bag of hair, and seems like she might secretly be fun to party with.

  35. Ladiabla says:

    Yes!!!! She’s gone from Emma to Mrs. Elton “Of course I would never compliment myself, but my friends tell me I definitely know how to make a sandwich. LOL

    And who says that about their ex? Either a third party says it, or it just doesn’t count. Just stop. I can appreciate her style (except for that pink onesie monstrosity), but she’s getting tiresome with comments like these.

  36. sage says:

    She is fascinating…a legend in her own mind.

  37. Greentea says:

    I think at this point she’s 50% pure arrogance and the other 50% is just her playing up her persona to get clicks, maybe. She wants to keep Goop going and she knows playing this already established role will get her headlines.

  38. JulieJ says:

    The reason Goop-y is so heavily involved in Goop is because Hollywood is not seeking her out anymore.

  39. Granger says:

    The only thought I ever come away with after reading a GP interview is that she is incredibly insecure. She talks about herself, her divorce, her body as though everything about her is inspiring and remarkable. I think it’s great that she and Chris are still friends; but as for everything else, it’s all been bought, it’s hardly required any work, much less any inspiring or remarkable talent.