Gwyneth Paltrow graces the cover of Marie Claire UK‘s November 2018 issue in which she shares some sage advice once received from her late father.
The 46-year-old actress reveals that her father, director Bruce Paltrow, called her out when she started to get sucked into the Hollywood lifestyle.
“I was just believing my own hype, thinking that I was super awesome,” Gwyneth explains. “And he was like, ‘You’re getting weird — you’re acting like a d**k.’”
Bruce, who died from pneumonia in 2002, was able to bring his daughter back down to Earth before she got completely swept up in her own success.
“When you achieve the kind of fame that I did by the time I was 25 or 26, the world starts removing all your obstacles because you’re now a ‘special person’. You don’t have to wait in line at a restaurant, and if a car doesn’t show up, someone else gives you theirs.”
The “Iron Man” star reveals that her “failures” are behind her success and that human beings need obstacles to help them grow.
“There is nothing worse for the growth of a human being than not having obstacles and disappointments, and things go wrong. All of my greatest achievements have come out of failure.”
The Goop CEO also talks about tying the knot with screenwriter Brad Falchuck. The pair got married this past weekend in an A-list, private ceremony in the Hamptons.
“I think that marriage is a really beautiful, noble, and worthwhile institution, pursuit and endeavour,” she says. In 2016, Gwyneth divorced Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, with whom she shares two children, and questioned whether she’d ever marry again.
“For a while, I thought, I don’t know if I’d ever do it again. I have my kids – what’s the point? And then I met this incredible man, who made me think, No, this person is worth making this commitment to. I’m very much the marrying kind. I love being a wife. I love making a home.”
You can read the full interview at MarieClaire.co.uk.