Gwyneth Paltrow has spoken about fame, admitting she became an “a**hole” after her “Shakespeare In Love” success.
The 46-year-old, who won an Oscar for her role in the 1998 flick, told the Sunday Times Style magazine of her life: “Look, I’m famous, I get famous-person treatment.
“You don’t want to be an a**hole, but slowly if people start removing obstacles for you, if you live in a world where you never have to sit in line, where people don’t confront you, where they don’t tell you the truth, that’s what you become.
“That’s what I became after ‘Shakespeare In Love’ and was, for the moment, the No. 1 female movie-star in the world.”
Paltrow said her father Bruce eventually brought her back to her senses.
The actress shared, according to the Daily Mail: “Luckily, my dad burst my bubble for me in a way that it could never be reconstructed. I guess the only regret is that I had to turn 40 to start getting my head out of my a**.
“What if I’d been 30? 20? Still, I can only imagine in my 50s how much better it is all going to get.”
Paltrow said of other famous faces, “I see so many famous people who are exempt from life, who’ve set up this construct where they don’t really have to risk anything.
“Usually, because of their ingrained fear of intimacy — and I don’t want to be like that. I want to be in the rough and tumble of life, I don’t want to be exempt.”