Gwyneth Paltrow opens about setting aside her acting career for "Goop"
by Ana Walia | Thu, 21 Jul 2022 19:05:14 GMT
Gwyneth Paltrow does not miss acting that much. Image Source: Cosmopolitan 

Gwyneth Paltrow does not miss acting.

During a recent interview with Sunday Today's Willie Geist, actress Gwyneth Paltrow candidly spoke about keeping her acting career aside for her business.

Goop CEO, Gwyneth Paltrow, said that she feels lucky that she got to be an actress and be a part of a good movie. She is certain that she will come back to acting, but she does not miss acting at all. She said that her team is always trying to get her to do a movie, but she loves what she does at the moment, and she loves how immediate it is and how the entire team can create a product out of thin air that they all believe in so much.

Gwyneth Paltrow said the experience she has while developing the products for her lifestyle brand ‘Goop’ is so powerful that she does not have the time to daydream about the movie business at all. But she will, at some point, return to her acting roots, even if it is just to fulfill a promise she made to her mother, Blythe Danner.

Talking about the promise, Gwyneth Paltrow said that she would go and do a play before she dies, so she is going to fulfill that promise made to her mother at some point. Gwyneth Paltrow, during a panel conversation with Harry Kargman, founder and CEO of Kargo, at Advertising Week New York, said that she would not put it like she is not passionate about movies anymore and further mentioned that she has had a lot of good luck and a lot of hard work which has helped her to have a good movie career.

Gwyneth Paltrow further mentioned that at a point she felt like she was not doing what she wanted to do, so she shifted her interests a little and that’s how she found and created ‘Goop’. In 2020, Gwyneth Paltrow spoke to Sirius XM’s Quarantined with Bruce. She revealed that she knew that at the age of 26, she wouldn’t be acting forever and stated that after her Academy Award win in 1999 for Shakespeare in Love, she realized that maybe she did not love acting as much as she thought she did.

According to Gwyneth Paltrow, some of the glamour of acting faded under the pressure of being a young actress in the spotlight. She said that it was too much to be someone whose breakups make headlines and who is judged for everything they dress or do. She continued, saying that because life is so fleeting, it's difficult to establish roots and that you as a person are continuously moving about. She also noted how much of a homebody she is. Gwyneth Paltrow stated that she enjoys spending time with her friends, cooking, and cuddling her children and does not want to spend six weeks alone herself in a hotel room. She added that working for a demanding boss like Harvey Weinstein changed her as she thought that was acting even her calling?

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In 2017, the actress said that after hiring her for the role of Emma, Harvey Weinstein called her to his hotel suite, put his hands on her, and recommended massages in his bedroom. She said that after telling her then-boyfriend Brad Pitt, the producer was challenged. Harvey Weinstein is incarcerated for rape and sexual assault for a total of 23 years.

Her most recent leading performance was in the 2015 movie Mortdecai, starring Johnny Depp. Since then, she has played Pepper Potts opposite Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark in Spider-Man: Homecoming as well as the Avengers movies Infinity War and Endgame. She has also made appearances in the Netflix original series The Politician, The Goop Lab, which is about the contentious lifestyle company she founded in 2008, and a Dubai travel advertisement.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s full interview on Sunday TODAY with Geist airs Sunday at 8 a.m. ET on NBC where she talks more about Goop.