Gwyneth Paltrow’s Late Father Said She Was Becoming an “A—hole”
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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Late Father Said She Was Becoming an “A—hole”


Gwyneth Paltrow has never shied away from the truth.

The actress revealed in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar her late father, Bruce Paltrow, stopped her from letting fame get to her head.

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"I remember when I was maybe 27 years old and kind of at the height of my movie stardom — it was around the time of [my 1999 Best Actress Oscar for Shakespeare in Love] and this and that," she said.

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"I think I was very much believing my own hype, which how could you not?"

The 44-year-old star, who is the daughter of actress Blythe Danner and the film producer, has spent nearly her entire life in the public eye.

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"I was sitting with my dad, feeling great about my life and everything that was happening, and he was like, 'You know, you're getting a little weird ... You're kind of an a—hole.' And I was like, 'What the hell?' I was totally devastated."

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The Iron Man star’s father unfortunately passed away in 2002 after a battle with cancer.

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"It [Bruce’s comment] turned out to be basically the best thing that ever happened to me," she continued. "What my dad said to me was the kind of criticism where I was like, 'Oh, my God, I'm on the wrong track.' I'm so grateful for him doing that. He was such a no-nonsense guy in that sense."


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Gwyneth’s ex-husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, dedicated their song “Fix You” to her as a tribute to Bruce. The former couple have two children, Apple, 12, and 10-year-old Moses.