Gwyneth Paltrow Reveals The Best Place To Smack Your Head Into A Wall In Paris
GWYNETH Paltrow continues her drive to let you know how great her life is in Elle magazine.
An idea as to what readers are in for comes in a preamble:
“She walks into a room and there’s this ray of light, this energy,” says actor Matthew Morrison of his sometime Glee costar Gwyneth Paltrow. “She brings sunshine everywhere she goes.” This month, that inimitable radiance offered a perfect counterpoint to the season’s most dramatic pieces during our shoot…
Anyone want to risk eating?
Over a lunchtime feast provided by caterer Melrose & Morgan—chicken, fish cakes, rice, beans, guacamole, and salsa… She and fellow foodie Smith bonded over recipe ideas, with Paltrow dispensing an enviable kitchen secret: Turns out, she doesn’t measure her ingredients; she prefers whipping up her concoctions with a pinch of this and a little of that, all by instinct….
Ready? Ok… Here goes!
On getting support from Beyoncé on her surprise duet with Cee Lo Green at the Grammys:
“This story always makes me cry…It’s 10 in the morning and Beyoncé schleps it all the way down to the Staples Center to watch. I mean, She’s Beyoncé !”
On the advice Beyoncé gave her before her performance:
“Beyoncé’s like, ‘Okay. The singing is great. But you’re not having any fun.’ She’s like, ‘Remember when we’re at Jay’s concert and Panjabi MC comes on and you do your crazy Indian dance? Do that. Be you!’”
Be like an Indian might be if they were dancing like your mum at a Jewish wedding.
On creating a solo album:
“Beyoncé and Jay—they think that I should just go do it by myself. That I should go…in a studio and see what happens. And if it’s good, do it. And if it’s not, don’t. So that’s probably what I’ll do.”
Anyone get the impression that she knows Beyonce Z and her husband Jay?
On deciding to launch GOOP:
“When you go to Paris and your concierge sends you to some… restaurant because they get a kickback, it’s like, No. Where should I really be? Where is the great bar with organic wine? Where do I get a bikini wax in Paris? People know that I know that…”
Where do I have a mental breakdown? Where do I get to scream into paper bag? Where do I get to to me meeeeee?
On going public with her personal care regimens:
“It’s so much easier to sit home and not exercise and criticize other people. What I love is inspiring people. People come up to me and say, ‘I want to have two kids and wear a bathing suit and not feel terrible about myself. I see how hard you work and it makes me feel like I can do that too.’”
What people? We want names!
On showing the world a different side of herself:
“If you speak to my friends who’ve known me since I was four, they’ll say, ‘That is her.’ They always said to me, ‘You’re the dirtiest person in the world and so funny. Show the world that side of you.’ I felt guarded. I felt like if I really showed people more of me and I was still not accepted, then…Who cares. You just realize it doesn’t matter what people think of you.”
Her friends who grew up in her gilded lifestyle think she is the dirtiest person they know? They probably thinks she’s the poorest person they know, the one with the worst teeth and the person most likely to toss caution to the wind and tell the nanny to boil and egg without first measuring the water depth in the saucepan.
On choosing not to go to her husband, Coldplay’s Chris Martin for advice on music:
“[He’s] a musical genius. It’s like living with Picasso, and being like, ‘Should I make a little something-something?’”
On keeping her marriage out of the spotlight:
“He makes music for his fans, and he doesn’t want people to conjure a lame famous couple when they’re getting into his music. I get it.”
A lamous couple. Call, me Gwyneth – I have a small brick wall in Paris with your name on it…