In the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, Gwyneth Paltrow looks impeccably, photographed by Alexi Lubomirski and styled by Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou. Gwyneth flaunts a fabulous attitude and a glam look, wearing Gucci, Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana and Louis Vuitton, in a stunning ’70s interpretation.
Inside the magazine, Gwyneth opens up and talks about Beyoncé, her live performance at the Country Music Awards, living in the UK, but also about her lifestyle newsletter GOOP.
Even though people are sometimes too harsh and mean, she doesn’t give up and defends her work. “Any time you do anything with any degree of sincerity, people make fun of you. That’s totally fine. I don’t care. I don’t read any of it. My thing with Goop has always been, if you don’t like it, then don’t log onto it. There were a couple of times when I thought ‘I’m just gonna stop doing it. People are so mean to me. I don’t want to do it.’ But then I was like, ‘Who cares what some lame person out there says?’ I was in Italy once, and this old man came up to me and said, ‘I had the best time in Nashville because of Goop.’ And that is so worth it to me.”
Paltrow says she loves living in the UK, but she also misses America. “In England, people are cool. They’re really laid back and calm. Beyonce did the school run with me once, and everyone was fine. They also have really good anti-paparazzi rules. If you’re driving in a car and they make you feel freaked out, that’s against the law. They can’t put you in a magazine unless they pixelate the kids’ faces. I miss America, but I love living in the UK.”
The 38-year-old actress talks in the interview for the magazine about her role as an ex-addict in “Country Strong”. “I understand how you can do something bad for you because I smoked forever. I smoked even when my dad had throat cancer. I was like ‘I know this is probably going to kill me, but I’m going to smoke it anyway.’ But I didn’t understand wrecking other people’s lives, and then kind of just waking up and tying your shoes. So he helped me figure that out.”
Gwyneth Paltrow also speaks about Beyoncé and her performance advice for “Country Strong”. “Beyoncé is the most talented human being on the planet. She has so much mastery over what she does. It’s not even confidence — it’s on a whole other level. It’s mind-blowing. I watched her (perform) a lot to see how she did it, and I was like ‘Sh*t! I can’t do that!”
When speaking about her live performance at the Country Music Awards, Gwyneth says that two weeks before she did it, she couldn’t sleep or eat. “I was like, ‘Why would I say yes to this? What is wrong with me? What kind of maniac would agree to do this?’ It was one of those nights I’ll look back on and think, ‘Wow, I can’t believe I actually pulled that off.’”
Photos courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar UK