Gwyneth Paltrow talked to Harper’s Bazaar for their July issue and once again posed in her new mini-dress-and-towering-heels look. The actress talked about about babies, bodies, and Obama and hopes you won’t forget her in her 40s.
"I may force myself to do it one more time because the result is so worth it. And also my [late] dad said to me that his only regret in life was that he had only two children and he didn’t have more."
On getting toned:
“I don’t want to look like a mother who doesn’t care. For myself, for my work, and for my relationship, I want to look good.”
On cutting her hair:
“I was very, very attached to my hair. I grew it when I was pregnant. I still had hair from when my father was alive. I made it like a talisman. And then I was ready to let go of it, and so I chopped it off and … aaah!"
On her marriage:
“I think you have to make an effort to compartmentalize a little bit. When your children are asleep, you have to open another world … children and being a parent can really drain that side of you. I would like to say ‘Go away for the weekend.’ But, of course, I’ve done that like one time on my birthday. But it’s important to carve out some time; otherwise, you don’t have an inner life. You just give all day, and then you pass out at night.”
On supporting Barack Obama:
“I don’t feel there’s any lip service with [Obama]. I don’t feel like he’s one of those jaded politicos who say one thing and are talking out of both sides of their mouth. I also feel we’ve done such damage to our reputation – and as someone who lives outside America for half the year, I overhear things that I wish I didn’t overhear. A lot of people in the West think that we’re not very sensitive to the rest of the world, and I think that having a president called Barack Hussein Obama in 2008 says that we are part of the world, and we don’t want to make unilateral decisions about the fate of all of us. I just pray to God that he wins.”
On friend, Madonna:
“She’s so physically beautiful and fit, it’s just crazy. I think part of the reason she looks so good is that she’s always striving for more knowledge. She’s a very interested woman.”
On returning to work:
“In this business, they don’t look back, and they’re particularly harsh to women. I’m not 25; I’m 35. I’m not someone to discover; I’m someone who people know. I mean, it’s all ego, but you start to feel like, ‘Oh, no, I worked so hard to get somewhere, and what if I can’t get back there again?’ But, all the while knowing that, I would never have traded one second or done anything differently.”
(Via Us Weekly)