By Spencer Cain, StyleCaster
Gwyneth Paltrow Gwyneth Paltrow is one of the biggest stars today for a wide variety of reasons, but the 40-year-old actress and recent lifestyle expert (you know you read GOOP) often tends to find herself in the headlines more for her outlandish, affected, and, for lack of a better phrase, downright bougie quotes about her privileged lifestyle.
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As the May cover girl for Harper's Bazaar, Paltrow opened up to the mag about a variety of things, including how she was able to survive her 10th winter in London (hint: a private chef and Japanese anime screenings were involved). Obviously, these stellar sound bites got us thinking about the other ridiculous quotes Gwynnie's made over the years. Read on for the best of 'em!
On getting through the cold winter months: Harper's Bazaar's Sarah Brown writes: "Having survived her 10th London winter (she got through January by assigning it "international month," and amusing Moses and his big sister, Apple, 9, with a visiting Italian chef, Japanese anime screenings, and hand-rolled-sushi lessons, no less), Paltrow admits that her dreams of relocating the family to their recently acquired residence in Brentwood, California, are becoming ever more urgent. 'Just to have my kids be in the sun every day-picking avocados, going for a swim,' she says. 'Even for two years or something, and come back when they go to senior school.'" Just what kids want to do, pick avocados.
On reminding us yet again she's friends with Jay-Z and Beyoncé: "I don't hold on to fear as much as I used to, because I've learned a lot about genuinely not caring what strangers think about me. It's very liberating. It's very empowering, and I've learned a lot of that from Jay-Shawn Carter-Z, because his approach to life is very internal. It's a very good lesson to learn."
On America vs. Europe: "We have great dinner parties at which everyone sits around talking about politics, history, art and literature-all this peppered with really funny jokes. But back in America, I was at a party and a girl looked at me and said, 'Oh, my God! Are those Juicy jeans that you're wearing?' and I thought, I can't stay here. I have to get back to Europe."
On cheese: "I'd rather smoke crack than eat cheese from a tin," the actress told a British talk show.
On her kid's diet: "They love a brown rice stir-fry, but they also love their 'Coke of the week.'" Also: "My daughter gravitates toward fresh fruit and raw nuts but will inhale a bag of hot Cheetos at the airport. It's all about balance." These gems came from a GOOP newsletter, naturally.
On the trouble with Parisian concierges:"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?'
On the advice Beyoncé gave her before singing live on the Grammy Awards: "Beyoncé's like, 'Okay. The singing is great. But you're not having any fun.' She's like, 'Remember when we were at Jay's concert and Panjabi MC comes on and you do your crazy Indian dance? Do that. Be you!'" On her own diet in last year's Harper's Bazaar: "I eat whatever I want. I like bread and cheese and wine, and that makes my life fun and enjoyable." Weird, since she's also claimed she cut out all booze and bread in other interviews.
On her children's nanny: "She's French, so she's teaching them French, and their previous nanny was Spanish, so they're fluent in Spanish."
On her dream last meal (and boozing habits): "Oysters and cocktail sauce, and then a baked, stuffed lobster and french fries. I would have a baguette and a cheese course for my dessert, and red wine. I drank like crazy [when the kids were babies]. How else could I get through my day?"
On her DNA: "I AM AFRICAN." Um, okay. (You'll understand when you click the link, FYI.)
And the kicker: "I am who I am. I can't pretend to be somebody who makes $25,000 a year." What's your favorite Gwyneth Paltrow quote? Tell us below!
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By Spencer Cain, StyleCaster