I know there’s been a lot of Gwyneth Paltrow news today, but this needs to be REPORTED!
Gwyneth Paltrow gave an open interview to Howard Stern and talked particularly about two legendary roles that she decided NOT to take…
The SiriusXM host noted Paltrow said no to the dramedy Boogie Nights, and was replaced by Heather Graham in the now-iconic role of drug-addicted porn star Rollergirl.
“It was my dad,” Paltrow said of late director Bruce Paltrow. “I really wanted to do it.” Her famous dad — who was also “devastated” about Paltrow’s split from Pitt — wasn’t the only one who opposed the casting decision.
“My grandfather — I was very close to him and he was pretty conservative,” Paltrow continued. “I just thought, ‘I can’t be totally naked and like, giving a BJ on screen. I’ll kill my grandfather! So, I didn’t do it. And by the way, Heather Graham was perfect, so it worked out perfectly.”
Paltrow also turned down an even bigger role…the female lead in James Cameron‘s 1997 epic Titanic. Of course, the role went to Kate Winslet, who got a nom for a Best Actress.
“My mother [Blythe Danner] will kill me that I’m talking about turning down movie roles,” Paltrow said, attempting to evade Titanic talk. “She says it’s not ladylike.”
Stern, however, was insistent that Paltrow address the scenario. “You only get to pick certain movies,” the America’s Got Talent judge noted. “When you’re offered Titanic — James Cameron — one of the biggest movies of all time, I don’t know psychologically… I would throw a fit that I turned that down!”
(Via Us Weekly)
YEAH, WE KNOW. Turning down both roles would seriously HAUNT MY DREAMS. I guess, in the words of “Frozen,” let it go?…