I won’t lie: I was actually a fan of Gwyneth Paltrow’s acting work at one point, many years ago. She was in some good movies, and she was good in some movies! While it’s not my canonical favorite, I love her version of Emma, which (even by today’s standards) was exceptionally well-cast. I love Sliding Doors. Great Expectations doesn’t really hold up (I rewatched it recently and it was super-annoying). My favorite Paltrow film? Probably The Royal Tenenbaums. It sounds like it’s sort of Gwyneth’s favorite too, although she will only admit that under very narrow and snotty circumstances! As it turns out, Gwyneth has never encouraged her children to watch her movies. So… they haven’t. Not even The Royal Tenenbaums.
Gwyneth Paltrow may be one of Hollywood’s most recognizable A-listers, but don’t expect her teenage children — daughter Apple, 17, and son Moses, 15 — to know any of her movies. During an appearance on the premiere episode of “Shop TODAY with Jill Martin” Thursday on the TODAY All Day streaming channel, the Oscar winner and Goop founder, 48, revealed that her kids (whom she shares with ex Chris Martin) haven’t exactly gone out of their way to see her films.
“My kids have never seen me in a movie,” Paltrow revealed, adding, “I mean, I think my son has seen the ‘Iron Man’ things, but I don’t think my daughter has ever seen me in a movie.”
The “Politician” star added that Apple “thinks it’s weird if I’m onscreen.”
“She says she likes me here,” said Paltrow, laughing, as she placed both hands over her heart.
When asked what movies of hers would be her all-time favorite, the Academy award winner candidly shared, “I also really hate, hate, hate seeing myself in a movie ever.”
However, the actress did explain her answer would have to be her 2001 film, The Royal Tenenbaums, due to the connection it has to her father, Bruce Paltrow (who passed away in 2002). The late director visited the actress on set and made the memories of the movie “enjoyable.”
“I have a memory of my dad visiting,” Paltrow said during the reunion, according to USA Today. “He came the day that we did a scene where I’m getting off the bus and Richie’s picking me up, and my dad was there. It was a very special day.” She added, “It’s kind of like the only scene that I can watch of myself of my whole career.”
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That scene is iconic, to be fair. With Margot coming off the bus and Ritchie seeing her for the first time in years. It feels like the kind of movie a teenage girl like Apple would enjoy, even if it does star her mom? I’m looking through Gwyneth’s filmography and truly, there’s not a ton of stuff in there for kids beyond the Marvel movies. It does seem weird that Apple has never, ever sought one out though? I have no idea, maybe Moses and Apple are just completely embarrassed by their mom, no matter what she does.
Photos courtesy of Gwyneth’s IG, Backgrid and Avalon Red.