While Hollywood liberals wail and gnash their teeth while smug Republicans gloat over Donald Trump’s victory, Gwyneth Paltrow is one celeb who sees the surprising results of the presidential election as a huge teachable moment for the entire country.
Speaking at this weekend’s Airbnb Open conference, the “Shakespeare in Love” star says she see an opportunity to forge some “understanding” in the deeply divided politics of the U.S.
“It’s such an exciting time to be an American because we are at this amazing inflection point,” she said, reports the New York Post‘s Page Six.
“People are clearly tired of the status quo, and … it’s sort of like someone threw it all in the air and we’re going to see how it all lands,” she explains. “It’s very important for me, personally, now more than ever, to create a community and to remember the humanity of everybody and to create love and … understanding.”
In fact, the goop founder added that she wants to understand opposing viewpoints, not demonstrate against them. “The most amazing thing for me about this election is I felt … ‘I don’t understand the opposition well enough at all,’” she added. “I’m not going to tell you what side I’m on, but my big takeaway was, ‘I really need to open my mind and understand better because I don’t.’”