While some celebrities have spoken of their despair of what is to come or of their determination in continuing to fight for what they believe in following the divisive result of the presidential election, Gwyneth Paltrow has said it is “exciting”.
The actress turned entrepreneur was speaking at an Airbnb event in Los Angeles when she discussed the recent election.
“It’s such an exciting time to be an American because we are at this amazing inflection point and everything is kind of up in the air,” she said adding it is “such an amazing time for entrepreneurship”.
Gwyneth Paltrow in quotes
Gwyneth Paltrow in quotes
1/7 On healthy eating
'I'd rather smoke crack than eat cheese from a can'
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2/7 On hitting 40
‘You can still find yourself at a party at 3am, but you also know enough about who you are and how that informs the choices you make.”
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3/7 On maintaining a close relationship with ex husband Chris Martin:
‘We’re still very much a family, even though we don’t have a romantic relationship. He’s like my brother.’
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4/7 On her travel routine:
“When I land [from a flight] I try to find a sauna to sit in for 20 minutes to help me sweat out all the germs from the plane”.
5/7 On the Hollywood Gender Pay Gap:
“Your salary is a way to quantify what you’re worth. If men are paid a lot more for doing the same thing, it feels shitty.”
6/7 On not caring what people think:
“I don’t hold on to fear as much as I used to, because I’ve learned a lot about genuinely not caring what strangers think about me. It’s very liberating, It’s very empowering.”
7/7 On the Met Gala (2013):
“I’m never going again. It was so un-fun. It was boiling. It was too crowded. I did not enjoy it at all.”
“People are clearly tired of the status quo and […] it’s sort of like someone threw it all in the air and we’re going to see how it all lands. It’s very important for me, personally, now more than ever, to create a community and to remember the humanity of everybody and to create love and understanding," Page Six reports her saying.
The Sliding Doors actress chose not to mention whether she backed Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton for the White House but told the event: “I’m not going to tell you what side I’m on, but my big takeaway [from the election] was, ‘I really need to open my mind and understand better because I don’t'.”
Paltrow was a prominent supporter of Barack Obama and has hosted Democrat party fundraiser events during the president's eight-year run in office. Introducing the President at an event in 2014, she reportedly told the outgoing Commander-in-chief: "You're so handsome that I can't speak properly".
During this year's election campaign, she was much quieter in vocalising her support of a candidate.
Additional reporting by the Press Association.
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