‘I Like My Wrinkles’: Gwyneth Paltrow Tries To Show Her Humble, Everyday Woman Side

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Nov. 12 2014, Published 1:31 p.m. ET

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s been a treasure trove of arrogant, out-of-touch and pretentious soundbites, so her latest comments come as something of a surprise.

The Hollywood A-lister, in an interview with, tells the publication she’s not too detail-oriented when it comes to her appearance, saying she’s “not the type to look in the mirror and study her looks,” and that she’d “rather die than be studying her face like that!”

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The 42-year-old — claiming she’s “pretty content” with her looks at this point — even went as far to claim that she’s come to appreciate the effects of aging.

“I like my wrinkles and you know, I like what I see,” she said. “Of course I can get into the frame of mind where I get critical about this and that, but I really try to not do that and try to appreciate the incredible life I’ve lived and all I’ve learned.

“I like that all of that is written on my face.”

In the chat, the mother-of-two said she has two distinct mindsets when she gets ready to emerge for personal tasks, and public events.

“If I ever see a picture of myself on the red carpet, I always think of it as the public version of me that’s out there,” she said. “I guess I think of it as a character, a two-dimensional character. That character acts as a screen that people project their own stuff onto.

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“I really don’t think of it as me — I think of it as an image that’s been created by other people.”

But when she’s not in her Hollywood elements, Paltrow paints a picture of an everyday mom (presumably, one who can live on $25,000 a year).

“I just brush my teeth and try to get dressed and get everyone up,” she said. “The morning is definitely not the time when I look in the mirror.

“I don’t tend to wear much make-up either.”

Paltrow spoke to the site promoting her growing lifestyle site Goop, as well as a pair of pop-up shops slated to open for the holidays in Dallas and Los Angeles.



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