Gwyneth Paltrow is the latest celeb to participate in Advertising Week New York, and on Thursday she sat down for an onstage Q&A with Kargo CEO Harry Kargman to talk about her latest role in Netflix comedy “The Politician” while teasing the upcoming Goop-themed docu-series for the streaming service.
During the conversation, Paltrow, 46. opened up about the her decision to scale down her acting work and focus on her hit lifestyle site.
“I wouldn’t say I’m that passionate about it anymore,” said Paltrow of acting. “I have had a lot of good luck and a lot of hard work, which led to a really good film career… at a certain point I felt like it wasn’t what I wanted to do… so I did a little pivot.”
That “little pivot” ultimately led her to found Goop, and she shared her longterm goals with Kargman.
“I really want Goop to have a much bigger legacy than I did as a celebrity,” she explained. “We try to break rules and do things our own way, but always very authentically.”
She also teased the upcoming Goop docu-series coming to Netflix, but didn’t unveil too much about the show other than it will feature “deeper dives into subjects you’ve heard about on Goop… [and] Goop staffers trying different healing modalities.”
When asked for advice she would give entrepreneurs about how to live their best lives, she declared: “I would just say speak your truth at all costs. It’s so important — and you can do it really nicely and really diplomatically — if you are articulating what is really true for you.”
She also advised aspiring entrepreneurs to not be foiled by failure. “I’ve made every mistake in the book,” she admitted. “It’s been definitely trial by fire… You have to make mistakes, we all make mistakes every single day of our lives, [but] it’s what makes you a good entrepreneur and an interesting person… it’s only a mistake if you resist it, try to listen to what the universe is telling you.”
She added: “I’ve come to see that my instincts are good and right, and sometimes ahead of the curve… and it’s a good thing.”
Meanwhile, here’s how ET Canada’s Roz Weston and Graeme O’Neal reacted to Paltrow’s recent revelation that her children can be “d**ks” sometimes: