Gwyneth Paltrow on Chris Martin: 'He's Like My Brother'
Here’s what the 43-year-old actress had to share with the mag:
On how female actors are treated with business endeavors: “I think it’s appalling. And the worst part of it is how [critics] try to pit us against each other. The energy could not be more opposite. We help each other; we consult each other…. I think we’re in the midst of creating a new archetype of a woman, and we’re gonna get there. And I’ve never minded pushing anything along, taking some slings and arrows. Our daughters will look at us and be like, ‘Oh, so you get to work and be a mommy and wear beautiful lipstick.’ I mean, when they have a hole in their uniform, I sew it. I make the food; I bathe them. And I’m a sexual being and a powerful woman and entrepreneur. I’m all of those things. We now realize that we have permission to be everything.”
On her relationship with Chris Martin: “We spend a lot of time together. He’s [Chris Martin] been away for two weeks [promoting his album]. Last night he got in at midnight and slept here so he could surprise the kids in the morning, we could all have breakfast, and he could take them to school. So…we’re not living together, but he’s more than welcome to be with us whenever he wants. And vice versa: I sleep in his house in Malibu a lot with the kids. We’ll have a weekend all together; holidays, we’re together. We’re still very much a family, even though we don’t have a romantic relationship. He’s like my brother.”
On Goop critics: “Sometimes I’ll get annoyed if someone’s like, ‘Goop is so expensive.’ I’m like, ‘Have you looked at the website? Have you seen the range of price points? ’Cause we sell things that are $8.’ I’m like, ‘If you want to f–k with me, bring your A-game. At least have all your information.’ Once in a while, if I’m exhausted and overwhelmed, I’ll be like, ‘Ugh, that bugs me,’ or, ‘That hurt my feelings.’ But very rarely. I don’t lose sleep over it. It’s my business to live my life and learn my lessons. I don’t care what anybody else thinks…. Maybe when I was 25 that would have been different. But I’m 43 years old, and I know who I am, and I own my mistakes. They’re my business. And when somebody who doesn’t know me has an opinion, it’s none of my business.”
For more from Gwyneth, visit Glamour.com.