W’s September Release: Gwyneth Paltrow

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow talks to W magazine about adoption, hosting a food show and British vs. Americans.


(August 6, 2007, New York, NY) Gwyneth Paltrow talks to W magazine about whether she and her husband Chris Martin will have more children: “I don’t think so. Well, definitely not right away. I have a dream version where I think, maybe in four years I’ll have two in a row really quickly again – how fabulous to have a whole bunch of them! But then at that point, when everyone’s potty-trained and sleeping through the night, are you really going to go back? I’d also like to work now a bit. My husband really wants to adopt. So I don’t know; I’m sort of open for anything.”

Following are other comments from Gwyneth Paltrow’s interview found in the September issue of W:

ON BEING ACCUSED LAST DECEMBER OF MAKING STATEMENTS FAVORING THE BRITISH OVER THE AMERICANS IN A PORTUGUESE NEWSPAPER …“I went nuts over that. I love America, and I’m an American through and through. But the conservative media won’t let it go….People love to give you a moniker and then, you know, they’ve designed this hole for you that you have to fit in.”

ON BEING CONVINCED BY ROBERT DOWNEY JR. TO PLAY A ROLE IN THE UPCOMING FILM IRON MAN…“Robert called me and he said, ‘This is gonna be fun, and this is gonna be good.’ And then he said to me, ‘Don’t you want to be in a movie that people see?’ And I was like, Whoa! What would that feel like? And he’s right. Moviemaking is not supposed to be a masturbatory exercise; it’s supposed to be shared by other people.”

ON TRAVELING TO SPAIN TO CO-HOST A FOOD SHOW WITH MARIO BATALI AND EATING SPANISH CUISINE…“We’ll be in a car, road-tripping…I told [Batali], ‘I’ll go with you.’ Later, he was like, ‘Are you joking?’ And I was like, ‘No, I’m actually not joking!’…I eat all that stuff. The crazy fish things, the eels, I love it all…No, I won’t eat [pork]. I’ll have to skip the jamón.”

ON PUTTING OFF HER CAREER TO FOCUS ON FAMILY…“I just sort of got to the point where I had worked too much, so I stopped completely to be home. It’s nice to get out of everyone’s face for a while…It’s been a long time since I’ve done a big part in a movie, and I’m very excited about work now.”

ON NOT PLAYING THE ‘HOT BABE’ IN THE UPCOMING FILM THE GOOD NIGHT…“I read the script, and I was like, Please let me be in this! It’s so weird and real and amazing…I never read a script and think, What will the impact be on my career? I just love how the film depicted a long-term relationship and what happens when you don’t communicate. I found it so realistic and frightening.”

ON HER RECENT KNEE INJURY CAUSING HER TO REALIZE IT IS OKAY TO BE IMPERFECT…“When I went back to work, I felt guilty about not being with the kids. I always try to do everything all at once, and to do it perfectly. I think it was the universe saying to me, ‘Just stop. You don’t have to make yourself crazy.’ It made me realize that I need to be slightly easier on myself and just be imperfect, or a mess, and it’s okay.”

ON CONTINUING TO FILM IRON MAN THREE WEEKS AFTER FRACTURING HER KNEE…“It was only after I was doing a scene that involved running when I said to the director, ‘Uh, you know, I think I did something to my knee.’ I filmed the rest sitting down. And one scene I did standing on one leg.”

ON HOW SHE REALLY HURT HER KNEE…“I bashed it on some furniture. The kids were sitting on stools with legs that sort of protracted out. I turned to do something and I just whacked it.”

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