Gwyneth Paltrow conducted an interview and obviously manufactured bikini photoshoot for Harper's Bazaar where Paltrow comes clean on everything that means nothing and run through a perfection blender available for sale on Goop. In the interview she allowed her friend Samantha Bee to conduct, Paltrow addresses her faults with the calculation of somebody in a job interview asked to list their faults. I try too hard. I wish I weren't such a perfectionist. I need to learn to balance some down time into my super dedicated work time.
Paltrow did admit that seventeen years ago her no-nonsense father had to steer her away from a path of potential arrogance:
I remember when I was maybe 27 years old and kind of at the height of my movie stardom—it was around the time of the Oscar and this and that. I think I was very much believing my own hype, which how could you not?" I was sitting with my dad, feeling great about my life and everything that was happening, and he was like, 'You know, you're getting a little weird…You're kind of an asshole.' And I was like, 'What the hell?' I was totally devastated."
Kind of an asshole is pretty harsh words from the old man. Devastation understood. The story ends there with no follow-up but presumably Paltrow heeded her father's admonition and became a humble and likable woman. With a slight nod to the fact that horribly bitchy women at twenty-seven tend to be even worse at forty-four after living in an English palace, driving away a husband, and selling five hundred dollar facial creams to wealthy women.
There's no denying those are amazing abs. You have to wonder who they belong to.
Photo Credit: Harper's Bazaar