GWYNETH PALTROW has admitted that having a ‘rough boss’ like Harvey Weinstein was a factor in her decision to back away from acting.
Despite winning a best actress Oscar for 1998’s Shakespeare In Love — produced by the disgraced Hollywood mogul — she admitted the ‘shine of acting’ faded.
Paltrow explained how she soon became disillusioned during an appearance on SiriusXM’s Quarantined With Bruce.
‘I sort of felt like, “Well, now who am I supposed to be? What am I driving towards?” said the 48-year-old mum-of-two.
Paltrow, whose movie hits include The Talented Mr Ripley and Sliding Doors, said ‘part of the the shine of acting wore off’ as a result of the ‘intense public scrutiny’ she was under. She described herself as ‘a kid who’s living every break-up on every headline, being criticised for everything you do, say and wear’.
Paltrow added: ‘It’s so transitory, you’re always all over. It’s hard to plant roots. I’m such a homebody, I like to be with my old friends and cook and squeeze my kids.
‘I don’t want to be alone in a hotel room in Budapest for six weeks. It’s just not who I am.’
Working for Miramax chief Weinstein — who she has since accused of sexual harassment — made matters worse.
She said: ‘If you compound those things with the fact that like, you know, to be totally candid, I had a really rough boss for most of my movie career at Miramax.
‘So you take all those things, you’re like, “I don’t know if this is really my calling”.’
As well as her acting career — recent film roles include Pepper Potts in the Marvel movie fracnhise — Paltrow has enjoyed business success with her Goop lifestyle brand.
She divorced Coldplay’s Chris Martin, father of her children Apple, 16, and 14-year-old Moses, in 2016 and married Glee producer Brad Falchuk two years later.
Weinstein, 68, was convicted of rape in February and is serving a 23-year prison sentence in New York.