Gwyneth Paltrow is getting candid about her career in Hollywood. Speaking recently to People, Paltrow touched upon her decision to step away from acting full-time, revealing that the birth of her daughter Apple inspired her to do so.
“It’s kind of ironic because I really stepped away from acting when Apple was born,” Paltrow shared. “The last time I was in every scene of a movie was when I was pregnant with her.”
Paltrow went on to explain that “everything felt redefined” after she gave birth to Apple in 2004, adding: “I thought, ‘I’m not sure that I want to do this so much as a career. I definitely don’t want to… I’m not going to go away for months on end.’”
Apple Is All Grown Up
For Bustle’s Beauty Issue in Oct. 2023, Paltrow opened up about being a mom to her now 19-year-old daughter, who recently enrolled in college.
“It’s so fun to have a daughter that age, especially because she’s into clothes and skin and all that kind of stuff,” said explained. “She’s more girly than I am. She’s really good at doing makeup and loves to do it.”
“We were FaceTiming yesterday and she was telling me how she uses all the Goop products,” Paltrow continued. “I never pushed anything, but over time she’s just migrated over to it, and so I was beaming from ear to ear.”
Paltrow welcomed daughter Apple with ex-husband Chris Martin in May 2004, a year after she and the Coldplay frontman tied the knot.
In 2006, Paltrow and Martin welcomed their second child, son Moses Bruce Anthony Martin. In March 2014, the couple announced their decision to “consciously uncouple” and four years later, Paltrow married Brad Falchuk in Sept. 2018.
Gwyneth Might Return To Acting
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight on Nov. 6, the Oscar winner revealed: “It would be very hard for me to do any acting right at the moment, just because of my job. But I guess Robert Downey Jr. could probably always get me back.”
However, she quickly made sure to clarify how much she could commit to a potential role. “You know, to some degree,” she jokingly added.
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