In addition to her ‘conscious uncoupling’ with soon-to-be ex-husband Chris Martin, Gwyneth Paltrow has also decided to step away from acting… for now. In an interview with E!, Paltrow announced:
“I just finished a movie in January that I was doing at the end of last year in London with Johnny Depp and then I had two weeks here and then I did a couple of episodes for Glee for the 100th episode, so I have to go back to mommy.”
“I have a rule about one movie a year so I can’t shoot anything for a while but I’m developing some material and working on the site and raising kids”, she added.
I suspect Gwynnie will still have her hands full with the GOOP empire during her self-imposed hiatus. The New Yorker posted a conversation between Paltrow and Terry Gross about ‘conscious uncoupling’ yesterday. [As a side note – there is a serious PR campaign going on with this whole divorce. Way to take control of the situation honey.] When Gross asked about Paltrow’s good friend, Mario Batali’s reaction to the news of her split, she replied:
You know, Mario and I, when we’re together, we are all about fun. So the night I told him, I cried a little. And then we rode around the Italian countryside in a convertible. Then we bought some fresh fish. And then we made a paella, and after my second glass of Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Masseto Toscana I said, “Mario, I feel like you need to consciously uncouple from those zippered vests you wear.” And we laughed. And the paella tasted more wonderful than ever that night. So fresh. So new.
So… Gwyneth is a bit divisive – people seem to love or hate her. I personally like her, but sometimes she really doesn’t do herself any favors with her commentary. I mean… we don’t need to know what vintage you were drinking, or about the night you were cruising in a convertible through the Italian countryside. We get it. You’re life is indulgent and pretty awesome even through something as miserable as divorce.