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Gwyneth Paltrow Talks About Her Many Food Issues And Name-Drops At The Same Time

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Gwyneth Paltrow is a picky, borderline unhealthy eater. Talking about this is sort of like beating a dead horse. I’m sorry, a dead kale.

But she makes it. So. Easy. Especially because she’s always ready with an anecdote involving one of her many celebrity friends. I get why she was voted #1 most hated celebrity.

She blathered on and on for The Guardian:

I hung out with Leonardo DiCaprio when I moved to New York. He was vegetarian and he’d talk about how dirty meat is and how bad factory farming is. I haven’t eaten red meat in 20 years and although Leo’s not totally responsible he definitely planted a seed. When I turned seriously macrobiotic, it coincided with my father having been diagnosed with cancer [in 1999]. I felt I could heal him by proxy.

I didn’t really start cooking until I quit university to try to be an actress and was working as a hostess in a fish restaurant. At 19 I cooked my worst meal ever. I only had aubergines and a jar of tomato sauce, so I thought I’d make eggplant parmesan but didn’t have a cookbook. I made this hideous mess of bitter, burnt mush. But I served it. We were all starving, so we had no choice.

No. Shut up shut up shut up. You only had “aubergines”? And you were “starving” and had “no choice”? Cannot. Even.

I’ve lived in England for 10 years and the accent is the most beautiful in the world, except for how you pronounce pasta as pass-ta instead of pah-sta. I’m sort of joking when I say this but I really don’t want my children speaking that way.

Yes, heaven forfend.

Eating while filming a scene is the worst thing, because you have to keep eating the same thing all day long. You’ll notice that most films with food the actors aren’t actually eating, but I try consciously to eat to make it real, but most of the time I’ll spit it out to avoid feeling sick. I’m sure there must have been eating scenes, especially playing a 330lb character in Shallow Hal, but I don’t remember that film well to be honest.

I’m really sorry that the hardest part of your job is having to eat.

Are she and Morrissey friends? I’m trying to figure out which one of them would annoy the other one more. What’s especially unfortunate is that sometimes Paltrow can actually come off as a normal person that you can relate to. It’s just not consistent. Which is why I think most people think she’s especially annoying.

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  • Lol. The pretentious bitch is too high toned to say Eggplant. “I quit university” jeez, her pretension knows no bounds.

    • I dunno, I’d pick on her for a lot of stuff but probably not that. In the UK (and, uh, most other places) “college” and “university” really do mean two different things, and as the interview was with The Guardian, I can see why she’d clarify for her audience. (Which doesn’t quite excuse her use of the word “aubergine,” no. Yeeeuuuugh.)

  • Say what you want about the other stuff, but she’s 100% right about the pronunciation of “pasta.”

  • Pfffft! It really doesn’t matter how her kids pronounce “pasta”, it’s not like she’s ever going to feed them any