Gwyneth Paltrow's parents did not want her to become an actress.
Gwyneth Paltrow's mother tried to discourage her from being an actress.
Although Blythe Danner is a respected actress and Gwyneth's father Bruce Paltrow was a producer and director, the pair did their best to prevent Gwyneth from following them into the business.
Blythe told the Daily Mail: ''We did discourage Gwyneth from acting early on. I'd worked with so many child actors who didn't have any childhood - I'd ask them about themselves and they'd give me their acting credits! I just found it so tragic that so many of the mothers were pushing their kids to be stars.
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Gwyneth Paltrow discussed the gender pay gap in Hollywood.
Gwyneth Paltrow is adding her name to the growing list of female (and many male) actors who are appalled with the substantial gender pay gap in Hollywood. The 43-year-old Mortdecai actor and Goop founder hit back at the film industry for its inequality and sexism during a recent interview. She also used one very prominent example to prove her point.
Gwyneth Paltrow at Tom Ford's Autumn/Winter Womenswear Collection Presentation in L.A., February 2015.
Blythe Danner is still mourning her late husband Bruce Paltrow, who passed away at the age of 58 in 2002.
Blythe Danner is still mourning her late husband.
The 72-year-old actress was devastated when producer Bruce Paltrow passed away in 2002 after battling throat cancer while in Italy to celebrate their daughter Gwyneth Paltrow's 30th birthday, and admits she is still adjusting to live without him.
She said: ''He was the life force of the family, so it's been a real loss. Some days it still doesn't sink in. I keep thinking, 'Where is he? Oh...' It's still very strange.''
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Blythe Danner says is ''not really shopping'' for a boyfriend and hasn't had a serious relationship since the death of her husband in 2002.
Blythe Danner is ''not really shopping'' for a boyfriend.
The 'I'll See You In My Dreams' star said: ''I've had a couple of blind dates, but I haven't had a [serious] date and I'm not really shopping for another relationship.''
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Gwyneth Paltrow is acting as a life coach to her close friend Cameron Diaz and has advised her to not get distracted by men and focus on herself this year.
The 'Iron Man' actress is helping her friend - who turned 40 last August - make some major decisions and has advised her to give up men because Cameron's romantic liaisons ''distract'' her.
A source told The Sun newspaper: ''Gwyneth's sorted out everything from finances to hooking her up with her trainer. She has also forced her to swear off sex for a year, saying men distract her focus.''
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The director passed away due to complications from cancer and pneumonia in October 2002 during an Italian vacation with his actress daughter Gwyneth to celebrate her 30th birthday.
Meet The Fockers star Blythe was devastated to lose the love of her life and admits she hasn't bothered to try and find someone new in the decade since his passing.
She explains, "He was the heart of our family, a rock. It's almost 10 years and I miss him every day... I never tried to follow it or find anyone else. I think once you've had the best, you don't want anyone else, and I just haven't been on the look-out.
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Cameron Diaz has revealed Gwyneth Paltrow comforted her in the wake of her father's death in 2008 and was a great support to her during the grieving process.
The 'Bad Teacher' star lost her dad Emilio Diaz in April 2008 after he succumbed to pneumonia aged 58 and Gwyneth - whose producer dad Bruce Paltrow passed away in October 2002 also at the age of 58 - offered her support as Cameron was grieving.
Cameron insists she will never forget the support the 'Iron Man' star gave her.
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Gwyneth Paltrow admits she talks to her late father's wedding ring, and says she feels it 'protects' her.
Gwyneth Paltrow talks to her late father's wedding ring.
The 39-year-old actress feels she connects with Bruce Paltrow - who died of throat cancer in 2002 aged just 58 - through his ring which she wears around her neck.
She explained: ''I always hold on to it. I ask it questions; I feel like it keeps me safe.
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Gwyneth Paltrow cries when she eats pancakes because they remind her of her beloved late father Bruce Paltrow.
Gwyneth Paltrow cries when she eats pancakes.
The 39-year-old actress always loved the breakfast food cooked by her late father Bruce Paltrow but admits tucking in even now makes her feel emotional.
Asked which of her dad's recipes mean most to her, she said: "His barbecued salmon with ginger and thyme and his 'world-famous' pancakes.
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Gwyneth Paltrow doesn't feel as guilty about being a working mother as she used to because her kids, Apple, six and four-year-old Moses are ''self-sufficient''.
Gwyneth Paltrow's children are "self-sufficient".
The 'Country Strong' actress - who has daughter Apple, six and four-year-old son Moses with Coldplay frontman husband Chris Martin - hates leaving her kids when she is making a film but admitted they are both independent and can cope with her absences.
She said: "To be honest, I think my son is a bit young for me to be away. I really feel like during the first five years of a child's life it's really important to be there as much as you can.
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