Gwyneth Paltrow has hit back at claims she is "stuck-up".

The actress is baffled by the reputation she has picked up in the media, insisting she is misunderstood.

She says, "I really don't think I'm stuck-up. And neither do the people who know me.

"I can be picky and super-critical about things, and I have certain standards, but I certainly don't look down on other people."