Sex, drugs and rock and roll: why Gwyneth Paltrow celebrates the absence of cell phones with cameras and social networks in the 90s

Sex, drugs and rock and roll: why Gwyneth Paltrow celebrates the absence of cell phones with cameras and social networks in the 90s

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Gwyneth Paltrow is synonymous with healthy living. The award-winning Hollywood actress even pushed her taste for body and soul care beyond her: in 2008 she launched Goop, a company that offers products for well-being and in 2020 landed on Netflix with an eight-episode program with the same name and the same objective: to share its secrets with the world and broaden the horizons of its business. Nevertheless, Gwyneth’s life was not always one of good nutrition, alternative therapies and physical exercise: as she herself revealed in a relaxed chat with the presenter James Corden, during the 90s she was closer to drugs than the public Imagine.

Sitting in one of the armchairs of the program The Late Late Showwhere he went in order to promote The Goop Pursuit, her new four-episode podcast, the ex-wife of Chris Martin, with whom she has two children, has relaxed to the point of admitting, and gloating, about the wrongdoing she committed during her youth. Next to her was the also multi-award-winning actress Hilary Swank, today 27 weeks pregnant.

It all started when Corden pointed out that the two actresses had success during the 90s and asked them what it was like to live fame in a time when there was no social media or anything like that. “What do you remember from that time?” she inquired. Immediately, and laughing, Paltrow took over the answer. “It was cool, see, you could do cocaine without getting caught! You could be in a bar and have a great time, you could dance on a table”, the artist began to list.

Without pause, the Oscar winner for passionate shakespeare He highlighted another of the strengths of those years: “There were no camera phones! Especially in New York, where, oddly enough, there were no paparazzi. You could stumble out of a bar and go home with any man and no one would find out, ”he celebrated.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt in Mendoza, during the filming of Seven Years in TibetArchive

As published by the portal PageSixthe actress of politician, 50, keeps an open eye on drugs. Even in 2019, she assured that for her, psychedelic drugs were the future for the treatment of mental health. “I think the way psychedelics affect health and mental health and addiction will become more widespread,” she told the New York Times“I mean, there is undeniably some link between being in that state and being connected to something cosmic, universal.”

Paltrow’s great business began six years after the death of her father -an episode that marked her for life-, when she founded Goopa website of lifestyle which took its first steps in the form of a newsletter and whose recommendations were limited to trendy restaurants but which shortly after radically changed its focus. That space eventually became a $249 million healthy living empire, with locations in Los Angeles, London and New York, where it sells beauty supplies, clothing, jewelry, food and books. The actress has received a series of criticisms for the treatments and meals that she promotes.

Gwyneth Paltrow at a Goop presentation
Gwyneth Paltrow at a Goop presentationAFP

Doctors and scientists have come out to openly counter the wellness advice posted on the site with a pervasive thought: “She ignores the science.” Dismayed by this, at the time the actress defended her company and took responsibility for the errors that arose at the beginning. “Now we have a whole control team and a science and research team, and that is what they do. We often come across people making claims about third party products that we sell. So all of that is very important to us. Little by little we are growing and learning to make sure that what we advertise on the web is good and effective”, said Paltrow.


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