Gwyneth Paltrow: My health suffers from being such a bitch


Some excerpts just came out of Gwyneth Paltrow’s interview with the May issue of Vogue UK, and they are juicy! Dame Goopy deigns to tell us that she “can be mean” and that she “can ice people out”. Oh really? But although Gwyneth admits she’s a snotty ice princess, she also admits that her health always suffers because she’s such a bitch: “I’ll wake up in the morning and think, ‘Ugh, I feel terrible’, and suddenly realize, ‘Ah, that’s why. I’m holding on to so much hate.’” I think Gwyneth is trying to tell us that if we’re a frigid ice princess like her, it comes at the cost of constipation.

In an interview with Vogue magazine, the actress admitted that she harbours feelings of hate and a desire for revenge against those who have crossed her.

“Oh yes, I can be mean. I can cave in to gossip. I can ice people out and I can definitely harbour revenge. In fact, I’m having a situation right now with a friend where I’m feeling pretty angry. But revenge is corrosive and it doesn’t make me feel good,” she said.

“I’ll wake up in the morning and think, ‘Ugh, I feel terrible’, and suddenly realize, ‘Ah, that’s why. I’m holding on to so much hate.’”

She also fuelled speculation that the friend in question could be Madonna, who previously employed Paltrow’s new business partner Tracy Anderson as a fitness trainer.

“Yeah, it’s good that she doesn’t train Madonna any more. It was too much. She keeps people waiting – it takes up your whole day,” Paltrow said.

She revealed in the same interview that she she is to open her own exercise studio offering women the opportunity to achieve a Hollywood body.

The Oscar-winning actress is going into business with Anderson and the studio will open in London later this year. Paltrow, 37, credits her enviable figure to Anderson, who helped her to lose 20lb following the birth of her son.

“Oh, I had to work hard to get it like this, but now I’m here it’s so great because I don’t have to think about it. I can just enjoy life. What a relief is that,” she said. “I can eat what I want, as long as I exercise, which is just as well, because if I put the word’ diet’ into my brain, I immediately gain a stone.”

To underline her point, the star of Iron Man and Shakespeare in Love is also bringing out a cookery book featuring her favourite childhood recipes, including pizza and ice cream floats.

The US actress, who is married to British singer Chris Martin from Coldplay, said she wanted to diversify her career beyond acting. “And that’s partly because I have this whole other passion, which is home-making. I always have done, since I was little. As silly as that sounds – it’s not 1955, after all – it’s really important to me, all that stuff, sitting round a table as a family.”

[From The Telegraph]

“I immediately gain a stone”… God, I just want to smack her. You. Are. American. Oh, but I love that she describes being a mother and wife as “this whole other passion, which is home-making.” Jesus. How about, “I love being a mom, it’s worth every second”? How about “my family is the most important thing”? But no, we get “this whole other passion, which is home-making.” She makes it sound like she’s more passionate about doing laundry than her children. Which is weird, because I bet Gwyneth is actually a pretty good mom. Maybe she’s just not that “passionate” about her kids as she is about her linens.

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  1. bite me says:

    hmmm i like this side of Gwenny, who else does she hate

  2. Lady Nightshade says:

    I love how she acts like she is doing less acting so she can focus on her book and gym when in reality I bet she would drop everything if they offered her a lead in a decent movie.

  3. Kris says:

    I couldn’t keep reading after the stone thing. I lost it.

  4. meme says:

    another actress who’s ruined her face. i was watching a perfect murder and she used to be so pretty.

  5. Victoria says:

    Well I knew this “whole other passion” wouldnt go away but at least she’s admitted that she likes being a mom and how consuming it can be. This is a step down from “think of how busy Id be if I didnt have people cooking and cleaning for me!”

  6. Victoria says:

    @ Lady

    You are SO right about that!

    What would happen if Uncle Steven Speilberg offered her a part in an awsome movie?

  7. Huma says:

    WORD on the ‘stone’ thing. Jesus Christ, Gwen. Go sit in the corner.

  8. ladyofthelake says:

    I think G is just as pretentious as she probably is, but, in the interest of fairness, this is for British Vogue, and in the UK they do use the “stone” terminology for weight. On the other hand, I’m an American married to a Brit, and I’ve never referred to my weight in terms of how many “stone” it is!!Give me pounds any day, baby!

  9. Lulu says:

    Don’t like her either, but the interview is in a British magazine therefore making the reference to “stone” appropriate. Jeez, some of you need to relax your cracks please…

  10. Novaraen says:

    F*ck her and her “stone” and her passion for “home-making”…that most of us moms just call being a mom. She acts like it’s just so fascinating to want to be a mom and do mom things. Durrrrr….

  11. danielle says:

    Ooh, she knocks Madonna! That’s interestiing!

  12. Snarf says:

    Ugh. Pretension thy name is Paltrow.

  13. Novaraen says:

    Brits don’t say pounds because they are being interviewed by an American magazine or publication. They still say stone.

  14. scout says:

    @Snarf – well said!

  15. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Stone Her!!

  16. alma says:

    How funny she sticks to this “happy family” image when all reports indicate she and chris are leading separate lives

  17. clare says:

    She wants to be the blonder Martha Stewart.

  18. Shawna says:

    Homemaking is somewhat different than parenting. You can be a homemaker without having children. Running a beautiful, well-kept house and putting good food on the table (goopy or not) takes dedication and a little bit of flair. I like it too, and I think it’s an art.

  19. cfox says:

    I am not feeling so great this morning….oooh, I bet it’s because I am holding onto all that corrosive hate for Gwynnie.

    Well, so be it. Where’s the Pepto?

  20. Maritza says:

    Yeah right, she is diversifying because nobody cares enough to go watch her movies, besides Ironman that is.

  21. machiavelli says:

    She reminds me of a mannequin.
    Her body is fit and toned alright, but weird.
    Looking at her does not exactly bring ‘feminine’ to mind. Something is off.

  22. Butch says:

    It is important to know how to cook and have meals with family and not the TV. Something Americans have forgotten to do. Good for her, but she’s always baaabing about it. I’m certain there’s plenty of other celebs who have family meals – don’t here them going on. If she needs to, she needs to. Still a positive message though.

  23. mingming says:

    What happened to her face???? This looks like some bad plastic surgery! She used to look so fresh.

  24. Gwen says:

    She should either go back to brown hair or dye her roots – the dark roots really look terrible. As for the ‘hate’ – I love that she’s admitting she can be mean! Now let’s get this ‘ice princess’ thing on screen – someone write her a good villain role!

  25. Pooh says:

    She is pretentious but she may not have said “stone”. British editors frequently Anglicize quotes in interviews with Americans.

  26. OXA says:

    A stone equals 14 pounds.

  27. mslewis says:

    I was thinking the same thing, Pooh. British interviewers sometimes (most of the time) use Brit terminology even when an American says something else. I notice that in interveiws sometimes when something is written when you know dang well that star didnot use those words. Not saying Gwynnie didn’t say “stone” but I wouldn’t be surprised if the writer is the one doing the “stone” thing.

    I love Gwynnie and she can do no wrong in my eyes so if she wants to be the next Martha Stewart, more power to her. I subscribe to her GOOP email and I enjoy getting it.

    OXA, I thought a stone was 17 pounds!! I guess I could look it up but, why bother.

  28. Red Folder says:

    “Oh yes, I can be mean. I can cave in to gossip. I can ice people out and I can definitely harbour revenge. *** In fact, I’m having a situation right now with a friend where I’m feeling pretty angry.*** But revenge is corrosive and it doesn’t make me feel good,” she said.

    Hmmmmm, I can’t help but think that this is referring to Kate Bosworth who was rumored to have been “snogging” Chris Martin in vegas last summer/fall. . .

    Wasn’t there a photograph last year of Gwennie and Kate at some sort of “Goopy” like function (like april or may ’09)…and then a few months later, BOO-YAH, rumors of Chris and Kate K-I-S-S-I-N-G….at some concert in Vegas.

    Threats from Chris Martin to sue the tabs for saying it, but no lawsuit filed. . .

    And the whole “I love a happy family” deal while no doubt it is true to some extent– I can’t help but wonder if all this super-emphasis on her Home making skills is because there really isn’t a happy, little Goopy home at Gwennie’s.

    And it seems for Gwennie, image is everything, especially to a self-admitted ice princess–hence the whole Mini-martha stewart like “passion.”

    . . .I think she can’t STAND the fact that her marriage isn’t perfect and that her husband probably strayed. . .

  29. bellaluna says:

    Okay, she’s finally admitted she’s a hateful bitch. Mission accomplished. I just wonder who she thinks didn’t already know/think that about her.

    As far as bitchiness causing your health to suffer, that is true. They’ve recently done studies on happiness and found that being happy can cut a man’s risk of stroke up to 41 percent, and a woman’s up to 19 percent. The study also showed that even “faking it” helps. Maybe she should slap on a smile-on-a-stick and pretend instead of revelling in her bitchiness.

    I imagine “home-making” is much easier when you have the money to purchase the home next to you and combine both homes into one mammoth home. However, I’d rather spend my time loving on and playing with my children than ironing my 1000 count Egyptian cotton sheets. Guess that’s just me, though.

  30. alexandra says:

    I don’t think she has done anything to her face. She still looks pasty fugly as always. No, no change, she just looks older. She is aging gracefully. Sort of in a pasty fugly way

  31. Megan says:

    The “stone” thing is weird to us, but it is Vogue UK, is it not? Also, why does home-making have to be different than child-rearing/being a mom? It’s one and the same, I think – at the end of that sentence she talks about sitting around the table as a family.

  32. danielle says:

    Gwen – I think you’ve got it! I would totally watch Goopy being a bitchy, evil character – I think she’s too icy for the good girl roles she’s always playing. I could see her stalking around a la Angelina.

  33. Alicia12 says:

    Kaiser: Great job! She’s the worst. You may want to make a note, though, that it’s standard practice for UK fashion and gossip mags to alter quotations from interviews to match local dialect. “Bathroom” becomes “loo,” “elevator” as “lift” etc… So you’ll have to hate on something else :)

  34. PB&J says:

    I agree with Megan. I think it’s pretty obvious that she’s using “home-making” to cover family/children. Which is the way most people use it. So you’re kind of grasping at straws with this one.

  35. Mrs.Darcy says:

    I agree I have seen plenty of Brit-isms applied to Americans who couldn’t possibly know the meaning in British interviews. Regardless, as an American living in the U.K. (like Gwyneth), I think it’s a bit harsh to pick on her for picking up a bit of slang, it’s only natural and not necessarily an affectation to adapt to surroundings/save yourself repeating yourself constantly just to hold onto certain words. I do get irked when people like Madonna and Gillian Anderson suddenly sound like they are natives, that is not natural and largely a pretense imo. I kind of like she is fessing up to human traits like bitterness or whatever, even if she is slyly creating more gossip about who said friend may be.

  36. Catherine says:

    If she isn’t doing acting right now then why do we have to hear from her at all?

  37. canadianchick says:

    Goopy needs more goop for her face…perhaps a stone of it… bahahaha….

  38. Madchen says:

    Kidney stone, gallstone — which is it? She needs to be more specific.

  39. Tessa says:

    Doe her yellow hair bug the crap out of anyone else?

  40. Beth says:

    I think people are going overboard in thinking Gwyn is being fake for saying stone. When you move to another country and marry a foreigner you are going to pickup some slang/language terms. That happened to my sister when she moved to Nigeria and married a Nigerian. Also a lot of British interviews change American words to British so that their readers can understand the interview.

  41. iris says:

    In the Vogue cover she looks very Scandinavian. She looks very much like Mette Marit, Princess of Norway.

  42. Granger says:

    This is the woman who claims to want her privacy so much that she won’t be seen in public with her husband — the same woman who has spouted on GOOP about inner spirituality and letting go of hate — but suddenly she doesn’t mind bitching about Madonna in an international magazine. It just doesn’t make sense to me.

    Sorry, but I hope the gym she’s opening with that evil trainer bombs big time. Oops — was that hateful?

  43. sandy says:

    the problem with this confession is, no offence, but who cares what she feels? i don’t, i just saw her picture, clicked on it, read the headline, and had to type this, really, she is no longer relevant, she could disappear and no one would be the wiser.

  44. Mentok the Mind Taker says:

    @ms lewis–


  45. Jame Deans says:

    Yawn, wake me when you’ve got info on interesting celebs.

    Paltrow is a bore.

  46. mslewis says:

    @Catherine: Gwynnie is in the new “Iron Man II” which is coming out soon. She was actually quite good in the first one.

  47. DrM says:

    Ugh. I’m home from work crashed in front of the wood-stove (winter’s coming to NZ) watching Deal or No Deal feeling tired. Have a frigging full time job Gwynnie and run a family, kids, dog, excellent husband and all. No ‘in home’ help no pretentious bulls**t.

    I dislike this woman intensely.

  48. isabelle says:

    Love Gwyneth. I think a lot of women are intensely jealous of her.

  49. cara says:

    jealous? of what?
    she is obssesive over her weight,food,food,and more food, oh and excersise,she never has anything intellegent to say.she is a shit actress and she isn’t creative at all.
    and man she looks really butt ugly now.what did she do to her face??

  50. miha says:

    I agree with Mrs.Darcy. It’s right!!