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Gwyneth Paltrow Gets Honest On Women in 'Harper's Bazaar' UK February 2015

Gwyneth Paltrow Gets Honest On Women in 'Harper's Bazaar' UK February 2015

Gwyneth Paltrow shows off her legs in a black ensemble on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK magazine’s February 2015 issue, out on newsstands on Friday (January 2)!

Here’s what the 42-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On her new life in LA: “There’s a deep comfort about it because it’s so familiar. The other day I was lying on the grass and the kids were playing and I was looking at the blue sky and the palm-trees – and there was something about the weather and the smell and I was, like, eight years old again. I had such a strong memory of being a kid here – it’s a really nice place to be a little kid, and it’s great to watch my children have that experience.”

On women criticizing other women: “Women really need to examine why they’re so vitriolic to other women; why they want to twist words, why they want to read about someone else in a negative light and why that feels good to them… But I also know a huge tribe of women who are loving and supportive of other women, in ways that are completely transformative.”

On her opinions on a woman’s right to define herself as she chooses: “I think we are a generation of women who are different in a lot of respects, and some of us want to be ambitious, and for it not to be a dirty word. We want to be feminine and soft, we want to be maternal, we want to be sexual, we want to be explorers – and we can be a combination of all of these archetypes. You can be powerful, but you can also be vulnerable… [I have] learnt the power of kindness and the importance of non-judgemental ways of looking at others.”

For more on Gwyneth, visit Harpersbazaar.co.uk!

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  • Guest

    Changing her narrative again.

  • Guest

    Once again, she’s unable to take ownership of why the massive majority of other women don’t like her. It’s surreal that she continues to suggest that other women are jealous or implying we (as in those of us who don’t like her) aren’t very substantive or supportive of other women. No, that’s not it. As a successful woman myself the same age as Paltrow, I’ve devoted my life to charitable causes, women’s issues and believe deeply in the “female support system” from friends to sisters to co-workers to citizens at large. But she is one of the very few women I don’t like.

    From her insensitivity to large groups of people, her taste for obscenely wasteful high living and constant need to be in the spotlight, she’s insufferable. When I sit around with friends like lawyers or psychologists (my partner) and we’re all successful women who have made it, we don’t dislike her for nothing — there are reasons. I’ve never heard anyone of these women speak negatively of any other celebrity … or people in general as we’re all pretty progressive, understanding and non-judgmental. She however has invoked something very negative in many people. She can keep suggesting it’s jealously or people who have nothing better going on — I’m sure some of her critics fall into those categories but just given the large number who dislike her, it can’t all be that. I’ve even heard my nieces (from 16 to 23) just groan when she comes up.

  • Evelyn Apricots

    Well said. “Once again, she’s unable to take ownership of why the massive majority of other women don’t like her. It’s surreal that she continues to suggest that other women are jealous or implying we (as in those of us who don’t like her) aren’t very substantive or supportive of other women. No, that’s not it. As a successful woman myself the same age as Paltrow, I’ve devoted my life to charitable causes, women’s issues and believe deeply in the “female support system” from friends to sisters to co-workers to citizens at large. But she is one of the very few women I don’t like.

    From her insensitivity to large groups of people, her taste for obscenely wasteful high living and constant need to be in the spotlight, she’s insufferable. When I sit around with friends like lawyers or psychologists (my partner) and we’re all successful women who have made it, we don’t dislike her for nothing — there are reasons. I’ve never heard anyone of these women speak negatively of any other celebrity … or people in general as we’re all pretty progressive, understanding and non-judgmental. She however has invoked something very negative in many people. She can keep suggesting it’s jealously or people who have nothing better going on — I’m sure some of her critics fall into those categories but just given the large number who dislike her, it can’t all be that. I’ve even heard my nieces (from 16 to 23) just groan when she comes up.”

  • TeamBella76

    Still don’t like you ….

  • Blah!

    Well, I don’t know why some women don’t like her. Her interviews are not so bad. Sorry, but you are annoying. There are reasons? You wrote a book and I didn’t see a good reason.

  • ell

    I don’t dislike her, but comments like “women need to stop being vitriolic to other women” are so UGH. Just no. Some people are a-holes, it’s nothing to do with gender, and to say women need to stop implies women cannot criticise other women, which is just ridiculous. I want to like her because really there’s nothing really to dislike about her, but she makes me roll my eyes way too much.

  • cyclesn

    It’s a convenient philosophy: I can do no wrong because all criticisms of me are just out of jealousy.

  • dancer

    GP is mad cause she’s unpopular on the blogs. She makes an asinine comment or rude generalization and then gets angry when she gets a negative response. Can’t have it both ways.

  • Javaid Iqbal Shah
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