Gwyneth Paltrow is in Full Bloom
On why she decided to do Iron Man: “Well, it has a really good cast-Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Bridges, and Terrence Howard. That’s why I did it. Essentially I hadn’t worked for a long time because I really liked being a mommy at home.”
On what it means for a director to be good with actors: “There is an underlying belief in you, so you feel safe. And because there’s an underlying respect, you feel you can try things. James [Favreau] was like: I don’t want any walls between you and the camera. I want the real deal all the time. It felt like I was able to explore a different way of acting in this movie. I feel like since I’ve had my kids I’ve become very economical in how I get to where I’m going.”
On how she knows Prince Charles. The first time I met him was at a Royal premiere-Legends of the Fall-so it was with Brad Pitt and I was 22. It was all very heady-being Brad Pitt’s girlfriend, which was lovely, and then meeting Prince Charles. At some point soon after that I was asked to get involved in the Prince’s Trust. I wouldn’t say I know him, but I’ve met him on a number of occasions. I admire him.
On whether or not she will have more kids: “I don’t know. I go back and forth. I can’t bear the idea of not having another one, but I also can’t bear the idea of being pregnant again. I’m so bad at it. I was sick the whole time. We’ll see. It changes from day to day. If it’s meant to be it will happen.”