Gwyneth Paltrow has no idea who her costar Sebastian Stan is

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Gwyneth Paltrow appeared in all of the Iron Man movies and several of the Avengers movies and Spider-Man: Homecoming. She’s a significant part of the Marvel franchise, but that doesn’t mean she actually CARES. She just shows up and picks up her paychecks and moves on to the next Goopy thing. We already learned that Gwyneth had no idea that she was in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but did you also know that she has zero idea who Sebastian Stan is, and that she’s actually starred with him in several movies? At one of the Endgame premieres, she apparently had to ask Chris Pratt who Sebastian was:

I think it’s the nasal “oh okay” that really sells her ambivalence. She doesn’t WANT to know Sebastian Stan, for he is but a mere peasant. I guess Sebastian Stan has noticed that Gwyneth blanks on him whenever they’re at the same event, because he posted this Instagram:

“Also glad I got to reintroduce myself to @gwynethpaltrow for the third time. We are in the same film.” LMAO. At some point, it’s just rude, especially when it’s a COSTAR. I mean, if I’m being honest, I’ve totally blanked on people too. I ran into an old classmate once and I’m sure we spent years in the same classes and I honestly couldn’t remember her at all. In college, I kept blanking on the same guy and introducing myself to him until once he was like “we’ve met a million times.” Some people are kind of forgettable? But Sebastian Stan isn’t, so I don’t get it.

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  1. Pineapple says:

    I actually snorted as I read the title.

    • SKF says:

      Yeah it’s pretty funny! I feel like she is insufferable but would also be a lot of fun to be surface friends with. Your funny, outrageously bitchy, snobby friend who says awful but hilarious things that you can’t help but laugh at. That kinda thing.

      But yeah, I mean, it’s pretty unprofessional of her to know nothing about the multi-billion dollar franchise she’s in. And pretty rude to her co-stars!

      • JustBitchy says:

        That kind of friend says the same crap about you behind your back. Surface friends aren’t friends

  2. Harryg says:

    He was really good in “I, Tonya.”

  3. LouBear says:

    Fair f*cks to Sebastian Stan for posting this!

  4. Sofiya says:

    Eh, I find him completely forgettable, and he has that stupid hair and grungy look in the movies, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    • Audrey says:

      I completely agree. Just another vanilla good looking white guy. They are a dime a dozen.

      • perplexed says:

        Yeah, but she’s another vanilla good looking white gal. They usually seem pretty good at recognizing and remembering each other.

      • Hyacinth Bucket says:

        Do you often work with someone for months then totally forget who they are?

      • Lightpurple says:

        @Hyacinth Bucket, but she hasn’t actually worked with him. They haven’t had a single scene together in any of the films. Her exposure to the rest of the MCU has actually been very limited. She has had scenes with RDJ, Jon Favreau, Leslie Bibb, Jeff Bridges, Clark Gregg, Terence Howard, Don Cheadle, Scarlett, Rebecca Hall, Guy Pearce, Benedict Cumberbatch, and one brief scene where she moves Tom Holland out of the way. I don’t think she even had scenes with Mickey Rourke or Ben Kingsley.

        ETA she is an insufferable bore but there are probably quite a few in the MCU that she doesn’t know.

    • Harryg says:

      He is actually a good actor.

    • Carol says:

      I find him completely forgettable too. He’s kind of a generic good-looking Hollywood actor.

    • Amy says:

      Isn’t it funny how different we all are? I fell off my seat the first time I saw him, and barely noticed anyone else in the movie (including Cap). It takes all kinds I guess. (Those eyes!!!)

  5. Millenial says:

    I will actually give her a pass on this. I can imagine in Hollywood you meet a million people because you are always doing different films and it’s hard to remember everyone, especially if you don’t spend a lot of time with them. I’m a college instructor and I couldn’t tell you the names of 90% of my former students when I pass them on campus (sometimes I don’t even remember faces).

    And to be fair, I think he looks like a lot of people. I actually find my male students harder to remember than the women. A lot of them have the same look/wear the same clothes.

    • DS9 says:

      Except she’s in the same franchise and in several of those movies with him.

      I would expect you to recall a student you’ve had in several of your classes in a four year period.

      It’s obvious she keeps to herself on set and in the promotional phase and that she’s not watched any of the movies.

      • Lightpurple says:

        I don’t think she has actually had any scenes with him. Her one scene in Infinity War was with RDJ and Cumberbatch and he isn’t in her scenes in Endgame.

      • Moco says:

        Yes, that’s what’s stands out to me — she’s in these movies loved by millions and she’s clearly never seen them and doesn’t know the characters. She’s never had scenes with Sebastian but it’d be nice for her to know he plays the Winter Soldier. He’s hardly an extra.

      • Alyse says:

        Actually they shared one scene together: the lake scene (thinking thats vague enough to be spoiler free)

  6. Digital Unicorn says:

    This is goop speak for ‘you weren’t worthy of my attention’.

  7. Harla says:

    I would forget GP all day long but never, never forget Sebastian!!!

  8. Jane says:

    I could only imagine if Robert Downey Jr. was next to her when she made these ludicrous comments about Sebastian. He would have an epic comeback or just a look from him alone would say it all. Gwyneth cares about only one person-Gwyneth.

  9. Onerous says:

    It’s because she’s an a**hole, plain and simple. This along with not knowing she was in Spider-Man. She can’t be bothered.

  10. mindagins says:

    The more of these stories that come out, the more I kind of live for her, honestly? This is far more refreshing than pretending as though those increasingly tiresome comic book movies are worthy of any more attention and effort than picking up a paycheck. Don’t make me like you, Gwenny!!

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Let’s face it these r the only roles she’s being offered. She’s not getting offered the same roles as Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon etc… She won’t do TV, except for cameos, as she thinks it’s beneath her. She has always been a stuck up snob. She and her dried up hair need to take all the seats.

      • DS9 says:

        That’s such an asinine comment. If the movies aren’t worth making, she shouldn’t have signed on to them. And how she feels about the movies themselves should have no bearing on how she treats her fellow coworkers even if you can make the argument that they are in different departments.

        And I feel ways about being so nasty about a genre. Personal interest level has no bearing in whether movies should be made. You don’t have to like it for it to be worth it.

    • asdfa says:

      I get you and I’m kind of with you XD

  11. Rapunzel says:

    Has she had scenes with Stan? Cause GP is definitely the type to only remember those who’ve been in a scene with her.

    • lisa says:

      Just because you are in the same movie doesn’t mean you have actually met. I hear actors say this all the time. If you don’t have scenes together. And even in pictures. She could just assume he is someone with someone. I don’t know why she didn’t know she was in Spiderman. Unless they used footage from some time earlier and cut it into the film. Everyone in Hollywood doesn’t know everyone. I’m always shocked when some actors say they have never met this one or the other.

      He knows her because she’s more famous. But I’m sure there were some extras that if he met them again he wouldn’t have a clue who they were.

      • perplexed says:

        I think Gwyneth and him are colleagues to some extent (she’s no longer at Julia Roberts’s level of fame — she’s now more known for her GOOP stuff than for acting), whereas an extra wouldn’t be a colleague. So, in that sense, it is a little weird she wouldnt remember who he is if they’re allowed to be in the same Instagram publicity shots with each other.

    • Lightpurple says:

      She has had no scenes with him. She wasn’t in Winter Soldier or Civil War. Her only scene in Infinity Wars was with RDJ and Cumberbatch. He isn’t in her scenes in Endgame.

      • Alexis37 says:

        Why does everyone keep saying she doesn’t have any scenes with him? So? She obviously hasn’t watched any of these films, even the ones she’s in. That’s pretty outrageous imo.

      • DS9 says:

        @Alexis, Yes! Stan’s character is the source of major conflict for her character’s significant other. Bucky Barnes is in a large percentage of the movies starting fairly early on in the MCU.

        There’s no way none of their press events have crossed paths, that they haven’t had overlapping work even if they didn’t share scenes.

        I wouldn’t expect the cast of BP to know Evangeline Lilly for instance but it stretches the imagination to think it reasonable that Gwyneth hasn’t come into memorable contact with a top 10 MCU character.

      • Original T.C. says:

        Yeah but he was THE Winter Solider, a significant star of a significant movie in the series that helped bringing her the paychecks. And it was super-hyped in the media and it appears they have met several times in person. He does come across as pretty low-key and mellow in interviews so maybe if he was more up his own arse like her she would remember him. Maybe she’s starting to have memory loss from her Goopy detox products….

  12. Incredulous says:

    Kudos to Mr Stan for the dry sarcasm.

  13. Kittycat says:

    Gwyneth is barely in the films Sebastian was in.

    So yeah I can see her not remembering him or everyone she meets.

  14. BlueSky says:

    She also doesn’t know who Tom Holland is either. I think she believes he’s not on her “level” so she doesn’t care. I can only think of one scene they are in together but still…there are those big ass premieres so everyone of them see each other at one point.
    I agree with you Kaiser. She doesn’t give a sh@t about the franchise. She’s there to collect a check.
    She’s such an elitist a-hole.

    • perplexed says:

      She’s no longer A-list, so this is kind of funny to me. She’s famous as an entrepreneur, but not as an actress anymore to the younger generation. Also, fame has changed a lot in the age of social media so I can’t tell how she would register with people who didn’t grow up with her.

      I guess if this story was about Beyonce, I’d get it, but Gwyneth isn’t as famous as she used to be. Or she’s more famous for her personality than for her body of work.

      • Nev says:

        She will always be A-list on her pedigree alone.

      • perplexed says:

        That’s like saying Kate Hudson will always be A-list on her pedigree. That doesn’t really make sense. She’s not Tom Cruise, who is crazy, but everybody of every generation is fully aware of. She’s efinitely not Keanu.

    • Shirurusu says:

      Or maybe she’s been dieting so hard and working out so much it is actually affecting her memory. I think her lifestyle suggestions are toxic so it wouldn’t surprise me one bit if it’s making her an airhead 😏

  15. Jamie says:

    This doesn’t surprise me. She seems like the type of person who can only remember people who can do something for her.

  16. SM says:

    She is insufferable because of the Goop and she becomes even more so because of her determination to express her “I don’t care about the superhero movies, they are so peasant and below me” every chance she gets. And let’s be clear. If she did not have that check coming from the franchise, she definitely would not have as much freedom doing her Goop shenanigans. This is what bugs me the most. Considering how many fans Marvel and other superhero franchises have, I say it is time to have “who is this?” in response to the next hideous overpriced shit she wants to sell.

    • DS9 says:

      To be fair, Marvel fans aren’t the GOOP target audience. A Marvel fan with $5K to burn is cosplaying at ComicCon.

      • SM says:

        I know. I just think that if a million people would go “who is she” at the same time, it would irritate the hell out of her. She thinks she is very special unlike all those actors who seem to be grateful for having a job and opportunity the Marvel universe provides.

  17. Lana234 says:

    Why are we surprised by this it’s Gwyneth Paltrow she is a snobby asshole

  18. Marianne says:

    To be fair….its not like they share any scenes together.

  19. Annaloo. says:

    For all the talk of holistic, self improvement through stickers or forest bathing, basic fundamentals of humanity – namely respect- is not Gwyneths strong suit. She’s emotionally bankrupt and lacking in genuine spirit. She’s just hustling like everyone else, but too bad she chose feel good new age as her platform bc she can’t really walk her talk. She’s too much of an self centered asshole.

  20. Annie says:

    This kind of behavior is how Gwyneth maintains the illusion of her superstardom. I mean, by all accounts she shouldn’t be particularly newsworthy these days – she hasn’t been the star of a movie since the early 00s, and even though Goop seems fairly successful, it’s not a household brand. Young people today don’t care about her, her only fanbase are white, middle-aged women who buy her snake oil products. There’s no obvious reason we should hear more about Gwyneth than, say, Julia Roberts or Sandra Bullock (and Sandra is still making successful movies to this day).

    But by continuously acting like a pompous, elitist superstar, Gwyneth makes us believe that’s what she is – the world’s most famous woman, completely unattainable and existing in a sphere only inhabited by the likes of Beyonce, Jay Z, Valentino etc. Her elitism is her brand, that’s why she keeps getting so much coverage. Fame can be 20% what you actually do and 80% how you present yourself. It’s a clever business trick, really.

    • Kebbie says:

      Completely agree with this. This is her version of “I don’t know her” and she thinks it’s a good look.

      I think it just makes her look like she’s stuck in the 90s, back when she was still relevant.

  21. Stephanie says:

    LMAO Gwyneth lives in her own world.

  22. lolalola3 says:

    Good god I hate to defend her but obviously he didn’t make the impression on her that he thinks he did. It sounds to me like he is pulling a “don’t you know who I am” hissy fit. I wouldn’t know him if I sat next to him on a bus. Sorry dude but you are rather generic looking.

    • perplexed says:

      “Sorry dude but you are rather generic looking.”

      Aren’t most of the people in Hollywood generic looking though? They’re all good-looking but not necessarily distinctive looking.

  23. bears says:

    There is no need to make any excuses for her behavior – she clearly cannot be bothered to care about people who aren’t famous enough to offer her anything, be it clout, exposure, good publicity, etc. She’s a self-centered twat and I’d pay $1,000 to shove her into a mud puddle.

  24. DS9 says:

    I get that they aren’t in scenes together but I wonder how many other named and well known characters/actors in the Marvel universe don’t know each other?

    Also, given the amount of people we are talking about it, I’m not sure anyone, even Sebastian Stan would be telling this story like this if it was common or normal.

    • Kebbie says:

      There’s no way it’s common or normal. She thinks it makes her look more famous to not know people, and it just makes her look like an unprofessional jacka**. That’s why he’s calling her out for it, I think.

  25. Kyle says:

    I blanked so often on this one friend of a friend who’s name or face I could never seem to remember. I was probably introduced to him 3 or more times and I was the jerk who each time would act like I was meeting him for the first time. I eventually remembered his name, if not his face, and secretly called referred to him as Non-Descript Chris.

  26. Esme says:

    I love how these acclaimed movies are really just a job for those working on them – and I love how she does not even remember yet another Hollywood pretty beefcake boy, she probably sees so many of them
    Stan sounds a bit “poor little me”, honestly… while letting us know he too can hang out with the fashion crowd, right? No matter he’s clearly not in the group, just behind them

    • J says:

      I don’t see it this way at all. Stan’s instagram caption clearly indicates that he’s joking about the whole thing.

  27. Bee says:

    If only we could all forget Gwyneth Paltrow’s existence………the world would be a nicer place. I really hate her vibe.

    So, much more importantly, what’s Keanu up to this week?

  28. kerwood says:

    Ever since Gwennie has appeared on the scene, we’ve been told that she’s ‘Hollywood Royalty’, even though both her parents were B-list, at best. Her godfather, Steven Spielberg, is what got her entitled ass through the door. But if she’s so high-class then why is she SO FUCKING RUDE. Didn’t any of the A-listers or the fancy private schools she spent her youth in teach her any manners?

    If she doesn’t know who Sebastian Stan is, she should ACT like she does. Considering that she’s probably done press junkets with him and has clearly run into him in some fancy places (see Stan’s Instagram post), she KNOWS he’s not the hired help. The sign of true class is that you treat everyone, INCLUDING the hired help, with respect.

    Gwennie might LIVE in high-tone places but her heart and soul are in the trailer-park

  29. Eagleice says:

    She either has face blindness (like her ex Brad Pitt does) or has early onset dementia. Look up how she forgot working with Tom Holland. Third possibility is her diet is really, really bad for the brain. I know when I forgo complex carbs completely my brain works differently.

  30. ItsJustBlanche says:

    You can’t defend her on this one. He’s a major part of these movies and a huge part of Captain America’s motivation. She’s also horribly miscast and lacks chemistry with everyone.

  31. Josie says:

    Stan and Paltrow have stood right next to each other at press events for these movies. So whether they’ve met on set or not, she has met him, and she can’t be bothered remembering him.

    Paltrow doesn’t act in anything much past the MCU, but she clearly doesn’t bother watching the movies (including, it seems like, the ones where she even attends the premieres). I’m sure she’s not the only actress who does this, but it plays right into her reputation as an insufferable elitist.

    Chris Pratt hasn’t been in ANY scenes with the Winter Soldier but he knows Stan’s name and role.

  32. J says:

    Having seen Sebastian Stan in other movies ( Destroyer, I Tonya) that are non-MCU related, his acting is incredible and far from forgettable.

    The issue with Marvel movies is that they don’t display his acting talent to its full extent. Bucky could really be a great character but he has too little screentime.

  33. Jillybean says:

    Never heard of him either… and he doesn’t look familiar