Gwyneth Paltrow covers the December 2018/January 2019 issue of WSJ. Magazine photographed by Lachlan Bailey and styled by George Cortina.
On GOOP’s controversial product endorsements: “We’re trailblazers. We’re going to write about shit that people haven’t heard of,” says Paltrow. “It’s often women’s sexual health that is the most triggering.” […] “I’m so happy to suffer those slings and arrows, because if you look at the culture from then to now, people are so curious,” Paltrow says. “It’s so beautiful to see people feeling empowered by natural solutions or ancient modalities alongside science and medicine.”
On taking credit for popularizing yoga: “I remember when I started doing yoga and people were like, ‘What is yoga? She’s a witch. She’s a freak,’ ” […] “Forgive me if this comes out wrong,” Paltrow continues, “but I went to do a yoga class in L.A. recently and the 22-year-old girl behind the counter was like, ‘Have you ever done yoga before?’ And literally I turned to my friend, and I was like, ‘You have this job because I’ve done yoga before.'”
On celebrities and fame today: “Cameron Diaz and I talk about this all the time. We’re like, ‘Thank God in the early ’90s there were [so few] paparazzi. Thank God.’ We cry in gratitude that no one was following us around and seeing what we were doing,” she says. “I remember when Brad Pitt and I broke up, it was on the cover of the New York Post and there was no one outside my house. That would never happen today.”
[Photo Credit: Lachlan Bailey/WSJ. Magazine]