Gwyneth Paltrow outlines the reasons why she has no immediate plans to return to acting.
The Oscar winner announced in 2020 that she had “retired” from acting while continuing to watch her empire on the Goop lifestyle.
As she sat down with model Naomi Campbell for her show No Filter with Naomi, the 48-year-old Paltrow answered the question she had repeatedly asked about her career: What would it take to get her back on camera one day?
“And I said I had to be an f-king writer!” Paltrow revealed through the Daily Mail, noting that this meant she would only accept a role if it was a request from her husband, director Brad Falchuk, 49.
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“But it’s kind of like that,” Paltrow added. “If my husband writes something and wants me to do it, then I will do it.”
Paltrow also admitted that there was another exception.
“I could never say never. I would like to return to the stage one day. I really liked doing theater,” Paltrow explained.
The Emma star then shared her reluctance to take on roles in cinema because she felt uneasy in the spotlight despite her decade-long success in the industry. At just 26, the star won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his performance in Shakespeare in Love. In 2011, she won an Emmy for her guest role in Glee.
“In fact, I didn’t enjoy being a public figure or being in front of the camera, even though I did it for so long,” the star said, noting that she came to this realization “later in life.”
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“There’s a part of me that really feels shy and doesn’t feel like a natural extrovert,” Paltrow added.
In early 2020, Paltrow appeared on the Golden Globe to support his show “The Politician” on Netflix, which won two nominations. The show was co-created by Falchuck and one of only two roles Paltrow took on in 2019, and the other is Pepper Potts in “Avengers: Endgame.”
It was there that Paltrow admitted in an on-air interview with Ryan Seacrest that she had worked on The Politician because the request came from her husband.
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“I said, ‘I’m goop from head to toe,’ but he’s very charming,” Paltrow said. “He’s very convincing.”
Paltrow’s own Goop, meanwhile, released a documentary series with its own title, “The Goop Lab,” which was released on Netflix in January 2020.
Nate Day on Fox News contributed to this report.