Gwyneth Paltrow sat down with Lena Dunham and Lenny Letter to talk all things Goop, feminism and steaming vaginas.
The 43-year-old actress told Dunham how the concept of Goop came to be: “I had this incredibly fortunate life where I was getting to travel and work all over the world. I always had notebooks where I’d jot down, like, where’s the best pizza? I’m in Naples, let me go try them all. So I had all of this information, and it was originally going to be a tiny database for my friends so they would stop f**king calling me.”
And Paltrow’s success is one of many in the turning tide for women’s equality. She said it’s important to be a trailblazer: “It’s threatening to men to have women who are capable of doing so many things and doing them well. I don’t think it’s consciously threatening and I don’t think it’s all men, but it really challenges the status quo and how people relate to us.
The Oscar-winning actress explained how hard it was for her to succeed: “I was the first one of this generation to do this kind of thing, I got a lot of s**t for it. I sort of welcomed it. Now I’m like, this is why I’m on earth. This is part of my journey, and I’m here to be this person, and that’s okay.”
Oh, and of course you’ve gotta ask about steaming vaginas: “There’s certain things, I’ve just gotten savvier as I go, so now if I’m writing an article about someone steaming their vagina, I’m like, ‘This is going to be a thing.’ It’s fun.”
Dunham quipped: “Honestly, my first reaction was like, ‘I can’t wait to steam my vagina.'”