Gwyneth Paltrow is launching GOOP in Spanish


Gwyneth Paltrow has deigned to speak to us peasants once again! This time she’s not trying to teach us fat morons how to make a sandwich, thank God. But you know that as she was being interviewed she was thinking to herself “I bet this common hillbilly knows nothing about vegetarian bacon. He probably tried to butter his forehead.”

For this interview, Gwyneth has decided to condescend to tell us how Spain is so much cooler than wherever we’re living. She raves about the “history” of Spain and how much she enjoys “the way people live over there… They enjoy time with the family. They don’t always have their Blackberries on.” Oh, for Christ’s sake. Some of us have jobs, Goopy! We have stuff to do. We don’t have the luxury of waltzing around a film set a couple of months a year and stashing away a seven-figure salary for our trouble.

I think the interview is being done to promote two of her projects – first, this vanity food thing with Mario Batali called Spain… On the Road Again. The second is something very, very special. Wait for it… wait… ¡Goop En Español! That’s right. Gwyneth is launching her Goop monstrosity in Spanish. Dios mio

Gwyneth Paltrow speaks almost perfect Spanish _ and she does it with an Iberian accent.
The Oscar-winning actress says she traveled to Spain as a teenager, fell in love with the country, and embraces the culture to the point that she visits at least once a year and makes sure her young children, Apple and Moses, also speak the language.

“When I was 15, I went to a small town outside Talavera de la Reina and I had the most wonderful experience. It really changed my life,” Paltrow said in fluent Spanish during a recent interview.

Paltrow said Spain “became a second home.”

“It is so different from the United States. It seemed to have a history, and the buildings are years and years and years old. Here in the United States an old building is about 17 (years old), and over there it’s from 500 B.C., it’s incredible,” she said.

“Also, the way people live over there. They seem to enjoy life a little bit more. They aren’t running around as much as in New York. They enjoy time with the family. They don’t always have their Blackberries on.”

Paltrow remains close to the family she lived with in Spain, calling them “my Spanish mother” and “my brothers” from Spain. Her success as an actress, she says, hasn’t impressed them.

The 36-year-old actress, who is married to Coldplay’s Chris Martin, says she talks to her children in Spanish.

“Moses speaks a little bit, but understands everything. Apple speaks a lot,” she says.

Paltrow shot “Spain … on the Road Again” with chef Mario Batali, cooking expert Mark Bittman and actress Claudia Bassols. They traveled throughout the country, sampling traditional foods and praising the virtues of Spain, its people and cuisine.

She’s also writing a book on U.S. cuisine with Spanish influence that is due out next year.
” … I love food, I love to eat,” she says. “I can’t go on diets. I have to do a lot of exercise.”

Paltrow recently launched a Spanish-language version of her Web site,, a weekly bulletin in which she writes on topics ranging from health advice and travel to fashion and cooking. Contributors include Madonna, Steven Spielberg and Deepak Chopra.

Has she considered acting in Spanish?

“I would love to. I haven’t found the script yet, but the first (movie) would have to be a small role, not very important, because I imagine I would have to get used to acting in Spanish,” she says.

Paltrow says she’d like to work with Spanish directors Pedro Almodovar and Alejandro Amenabar and Mexico’s Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. And she says she would like to work again with Mexico’s Alfonso Cuaron, who directed her in 1998’s “Great Expectations.”

She is now shooting “Iron Man 2,” in which she reprises her role as Pepper Potts.

“We’re all back together: Robert Downey, Jon Favreau, the director. And Scarlett Johansson is with us, Mickey Rourke. … It’s a phenomenal group, we are having a great time.”

[From The Associated Press via Huffington Post]

After she said the part about acting in Spanish, I bet Penelope Cruz’s eyes rolled out of their sockets. Doesn’t this interview remind everyone of that alleged Paltrow interview from a few years ago? The one where Goopy claimed she was “misquoted” when she was talking about how great “the English lifestyle” was because “it’s not as capitalistic as America. People don’t talk about work and money… they talk about interesting things at dinner.” How does one say “little sanctimonious b-tch” en Espanol? Las Goopitas, perchance.

Here’s Gwyneth at the photocall for “Two Lovers” at the Cannes Film Festival on May 19th. Images thanks to Mavrix.

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  1. Hieronymus Grex says:

    It’s like some sort of disease with no known cure.

  2. TaylorB says:

    “Gwyneth is launching her Goop monstrosity in Spanish”

    …and won’t they be ever so grateful.

  3. anna says:

    I found the word for Gwyneth, and everything she says, everything she does,who she is, how she makes me feel, what her column is, etc etc…


  4. BW says:

    “Paltrow remains close to the family she lived with in Spain, calling them “my Spanish mother” and “my brothers” from Spain. Her success as an actress, she says, hasn’t impressed them.”


  5. Devries says:

    GOOPy is one of those twats who thinks that America = New York and LA, with a bunch of worthless “flyover country” in between.

  6. BlueSkies says:

    She’s trying to prove to that Spanish prince who didn’t marry her that she would have been great for Spain’s tourism and economy if he did. That’s her true motive behind all of this spanish stuff. She so wanted to be the next Grace Kelly.

  7. Ned says:

    I remember an interview she did in the US in which she bashed British food (as well as other British things).

    Then, I heard she badmouthed American culture while she was talking to Brits, and now I hear she is groveling in Spain. How lovely.

    Must she bash one culture to gain favor with another?

    and isn’t England her “second home”?
    Especially since she has a home there, in which she claims to live 6 month a year and well, being married to a Brit?

  8. Ned says:

    “Her success as an actress, she says, hasn’t impressed them.”

    They must have seen Two Lovers and Iron Man.

    She did a terrible job at Two Lovers and completely missed the character.

    She is terribly miscast in Iron Man. Especially since she is too tall to be with Robert Downey Jr.

    “I love food, I love to eat,” she says. “I can’t go on diets”

    She is notoriously known (even in Hollywood standards) to have the most strict and weird diets.

    This girl so full of —-.

  9. Ella james says:

    What the Fu(k does GOOP stand for anyhow? WHAT is it?

    And those are some Hideous shoes.

  10. Nebraska says:

    There is a good reason Madame Queen Paltrow called her site Goop, it rhymes with Poop and it is condescending shit coming out of her ass, I mean mouth.

    Gwhiney should spend less time writing this goop garbage and more time getting it on with her hot hot hubby! This chick has enough dough to get laid in whatever country she wishes.

  11. chimichonga says:

    she sucks. been to spain, the parts i saw were gorgeous but i’m sure it also has not so nice areas and dumbasses just like we do over here. i guess not in her circle tho.

  12. danielle says:

    Oh – I do love a Goopy post – she amuses me to no end. So vapid. Get out more lady – not everyone in the US is constantly on there blackberry or talking about work and money – that’s probably just your friends!

    Now tell me more about the Spanish prince!

  13. the original kate says:

    please someone make her stop.

  14. KateNonymous says:

    I love it when people complain that buildings in the U.S. aren’t old. Don’t get me wrong–I love history and find the sheer age of things around the world to be truly fascinating and compelling. But it’s not like we had a bunch of thousand-year-old cathedrals and said, “These take up too much room. Let’s get rid of them.”

  15. Annie says:

    Spain is definitely on my list! 🙂

    The Goop however, is not.

    I bet she’s going to go on about how she’s an authority on Spain and Spanish and will probably have an article on how to conjugate Spanish verbs.

  16. BlueSkies says:

    Danielle, supposedly there was a Greek prince, too. She originally dumped Christopher Martin for him. I think the AP wire has some old posts from about 6 years ago but there isn’t photographic proof of any of these so called “dates”. I wish she didn’t feel the need to put down the US in order to raise Spain up. Will she ever learn?

  17. rosie says:

    yes goopy our ancestors totally should have colonized and killed all the native americans waaaayy sooner, just so our buildings could be older

  18. icky says:

    @ Ella James – GOOP is supposedly her initials..she’s so special that she has two middle names! (I don’t know what they are)

    Gwynie – can you translate this please?
    “perra poco mojigato”

  19. Feebee says:

    Cool, she’s learning Spanish, I’m sure it’ll help when conversing with the help.

    When her career goes down the toilet completely she’ll be well versed to star in those… what are they called, the mexican/latin american soap operas?

  20. Codzilla says:

    Feebee: Novellas! My grandma (may she RIP) would have been disgusted to see someone like Gwyneth taint any of her “stories.”

  21. SW says:

    I came across that gunky hand-cleaner in my garage yesterday. If my memory serves correctly, it was called GOOP. How ironic!
    I admit, I’m on my 3rd glass of wine (for now, anyways. We’ve been moving since Saturday, cut me some slack please?) but I swear I think it was called Goop. Cleans engine grease and other junk off of your hands.

  22. Lem says:

    siéntese el jode hacia abajo, pendejo, chinga usted, besa mi culo, puto (i knew that landscape job in college would pay off)
    saw an episode of Spain whatever. Mario translated for her the whole episode ?

    She is beautiful in that top pic. I prefer that one with her neck all strained out, from awhile back

  23. GimmeABreak says:

    I just can’t take advice from a woman who named her kid Apple. Nuff said.

  24. the reverse peephole says:

    I find hilarious how some americans travel to Spain to learn spanish when there’s a significant hispanic population in the US, but hey is not the same spanish right? I mean Spaniards are europeans so their spanish must be better.

    I’ve seen Paltrow and Ben Affleck speaking in “iberic” spanish and it’s kinda embarrasing since “iberic spanish” has a very strong accent while Mexican spanish is very neutral (and preferred when dubbing movies). Imagine mexicans working in your yard speaking english with a british accent.

  25. Kat says:

    Just kill yourself already, Goopy. And your husband, too.

  26. Kath Jaynes says:

    I’ve always liked Gwyneth, but I understand why people think she comes off as pretentious. She’s not very eloquent when she speaks about her passions, she just comes off as elitist and uninformed.

    For example, “It is so different from the United States. It seemed to have a history, and the buildings are years and years and years old. Here in the United States an old building is about 17 (years old), and over there it’s from 500 B.C., it’s incredible” — the tone just sounds snotty!

    1.) Wouldn’t it have been kinder phrasing to just say theres a different energy. Things in america are newer, faster. Rather than implying theres a negative difference.
    2.) There are old buildings peppered up and down the east coast of america… but she’s too sophisticated to do her sight-seeing in her home country. If you are into architecture and history there are plenty of pre-revolutionary structures dating from as early as the 1600s in America. 400+ years is still a ton longer than her lifetime. I won’t even get into ancient Mayan ruins.
    3.) Why bring up the european/american ciriticisms again gwynnie!!?! she got so much slack last time, what did she expect this time…

  27. ccoop says:

    “¡Goop En Español!”

    Well if this doesn’t just have
    “international incident” written all over it.

  28. bambam says:

    Another proof of Gwyneth’s delusion of grandeur – barf!

  29. barneslr says:

    She’s such a moron.

  30. Jazz says:

    @Ella James, she called it GOOP because “Learn From Me You Ungrateful Peasants” was already taken!

  31. Granger says:

    Devries (#5), you hit the nail on the head. GP seems to forget there’s more to the U.S. than just New York City and Los Angeles. She’s an elitist snob.

  32. Lem says:

    France, and the whole of Europe have a great culture and an amazing history. Most important thing though is that people there know how to live! In America they’ve forgotten all about it. I’m afraid that the American culture is a disaster.
    Johnny Depp

  33. Ellen Smith says:

    GOOP means S–t in Spanish. Gwyneth, stop gooping on everyone.

  34. yadira says:

    No porfavor, NO!

  35. j. ferber says:

    So now she’s aiming to be a universal annoyance. Maybe she’ll spend less time talking/writing in English. It will be a blessing for the rest of us.

  36. the original kate says:

    feebee: telenovellas are great! my bf & i are currently learning spanish and we watch them quite a bit. they are very over the top and so much fun! also, a variety show called sabado gigante (big saturday) which is on sat. nights for 3 hours of fun, music, sketch comedy and total confusion.

    but i’m sure goop would never watch shows for commoners. she would much prefer watching the spanish equivalent of masterpiece theater.

  37. marie says:

    A woman who has how many nannies watching her ugly kids while she is never home or touring the world talking about her stupid pompous silver spoon life, has the nerve to talk about family being together. Paltrow spends about an hour a day with her snots and lectures on others. What an ignorant asshole. No wonder Chris is cheating on her.

  38. kelly138 says:

    “It seemed to have a history, and the buildings are years and years and years old.”

    Just how stupid is Goopy anyway? It seemed to have a history? Seemed? And the buildings were like totally old. Now there’s an insight for you.

    A true lover of travel, culture, cuisine, etc., would be able to see positives in many different places and many different lifestyles. But that’s not what Gwyneth is. She’s a maundering, anal-retentive halfwit who can’t keep her foot out of her mouth.

  39. BlueSkies says:

    It smacks of a personality disorder when people don’t learn from their mistakes and have rigid notions, such as Gwyneth. There isn’t any meds for it.

  40. Holly says:

    “Pequeña perra mojigata” hehe

  41. Minnie says:

    Please Dear God let her do movies in Spanish rather than those horrible fake British accent movies she used to do. Whenever I hear that accent, I immediately want to puke my guts up.

  42. Ameia says:

    Well Europeans ARE very different from North Americans and I much prefer their attitudes about life to our own.
    Why resent it? Why not make positive changes to our own lives instead?

  43. Call Me Al says:

    @ marie? does she really have nannies? I thought she openly criticized people who had them.

  44. Aspen says:


    The positive changes I make in my life have nothing to do with pleasing Europeans. If I preferred European culture to my own, I would move there and become European.

    As it happens, I like being American. I like our audacity, our optimism, and our arrogance. I like our ambition and energy.

    Yes, we are very different from Europe in many ways. You might be shocked to find that a lot of us don’t view that as a handicap or blemish.


    As for Gwen, I don’t understand the hate she gets here. There are LOTS of actresses and socialites with elite attitudes. I’m not sure why Gwen gets so much focus. Snobbery is everywhere. I like Gwen’s movies most of the time (few duds here and there, for sure, but I like her acting for the most part).

    I get why people are off-put by her GOOP site, but it’s just not unique or even the worst of its kind by any stretch…so I don’t understand the anger it causes.