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That One Time Gwyneth Paltrow’s Dad Called Her An Asshole

Apparently, she didn’t really take it to heart.

After Shakespeare In Love took Paltrow from regular rich girl Hollywood royalty to A-list celebrity, her dad got real with her. In a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar, she goes all in about how he cut her down to size.

“I remember when I was maybe 27 years old and kind of at the height of my movie stardom — it was around the time of the Oscar and this and that. I think I was very much believing my own hype, which how could you not. I was sitting with my dad, feeling great about my life and everything that was happening, and he was like, ‘You know, you’re getting a little weird … You’re kind of an asshole.”

Haaaaaaa. And she never really stopped.

“But it turned out to be basically the best thing that ever happened to me. It’s the difference between someone who loves you more than anything in the world giving you criticism and getting it from some bitter stranger on the internet. What my dad said to me was the kind of criticism where I was like, ‘Oh, my God, I’m on the wrong track.’ I’m so grateful to him for doing that.”

At least there’s one thing bitter strangers on the internet and Gywneth Paltrow’s dad can agree on.

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