Hey here is Gwyneth Paltrow on the cover of Bazaar Ukraine last July. Ukraine. Gwyneth. How on point is that?
There are a few posts on Gwyneth here – mostly because i consider her a sort of surreal ultra Libra (and she does have a LOT of Libran planets – Pluto, Sun, Mercury, Uranus and Lilith) but also as i have often liked hate-reading her “lifestyle” newsletter Goop.
And seriously – using the term “consciously uncoupling” to describe the breakup with Coldplay’s Chris Martin after 12 years is GENIUS. I mean, it’s brilliantly Libran and euphemistic but it is also really MODERN. The words “divorce” or “split up” or “separation” reek of ancien regime, Catholic in the Dark Ages judgement.
Everyone sophisticated knows that a lengthy relationship breaking up is replete with mixed emotions – it’s not just a matter of ‘yeah sweet, your hair sucks, i never liked your friends anyway’ and then you’re out the door. And obviously especially not with kids involved.
So i completely approve the conscious uncoupling message she is trying to put out there. We should support it.
And while i am in Gwyneth defense mode – I once pointed out that Apple as a girls first name IS actually the name of the heroine in a Truman Capote manuscript that never got published. So that is amazingly cool. And in a world where children are abused and enslaved, do we honestly care if some celebrity gives their child a name we think is unusual? That’s weird.
So now i would like to see Gwyneth acting again – less boasting about her culinary skills and having honed her bum into being like that of a 20 year old stripper – that all sounded a bit Surrendered Wifey.
She can act. I think she was genius in a number of things. She SHOULD have been Daisy in The Great Gatsby for fuqs sake.
Memo To Gwyneth: yes consciously uncouple, if you are not actually celiac, maybe go and have a slice of sourdough bread with some oilve oil or something and then call your agent re actual acting work.
If Atlas Shrugged is still up for remake, she would be an epic Dagny Taggart.