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Oh Goop, never change. Over the years, Gwyneth Paltrow, a.k.a. Goop or The Inventor of Conscious Uncoupling, has slowly but surely evolved from an actress to a living, breathing lifestyle brand. And not just any lifestyle; nothing says refined taste like a Christmas wishlist that includes a $250 toothpaste squeezer.

Sure, the subtle suggestion that you're a peasant for touching your toothpaste tube with your own fingers — please don't tell me your toothbrush is made with anything other than unicorn silk — will drive anyone crazy if you think about it for more than 10 seconds, but you have to give it to Goop, she's owning it. In fact, she's so fully turned into her own brand that she's convinced her fame bubble was popped years ago.

'It Turned Out To Be Basically The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me'

In an interview with Harper's Bazaar, Goop discussed a variety of subjects with Samantha Bee, touching upon her lifestyle, her attitude in regard to fame, her children and her philosophy in between two shots of rubbing her silk-clad butt against a box of peasant cereal.

She was particularly full of praise for her father, who she says "was really good at having me stand on my own two feet." At the height of her fame, she explains, she was becoming so full of herself that her father eventually brought her back down to Earth:

"I remember when I was maybe 27 years old and kind of at the height of my movie stardom — it was around the time of the Oscar and this and that. I think I was very much believing my own hype, which how could you not? I was sitting with my dad, feeling great about my life and everything that was happening, and he was like, 'You know, you're getting a little weird… You're kind of an asshole.' And I was like, 'What the hell?' I was totally devastated. But it turned out to be basically the best thing that ever happened to me. It's the difference between someone who loves you more than anything in the world giving you criticism and getting it from some bitter stranger on the Internet. What my dad said to me was the kind of criticism where I was like, 'Oh, my God, I'm on the wrong track.' I'm so grateful to him for doing that. He was such a no-nonsense guy in that sense."

Gwyneth Paltrow with Johnny Depp in 'Mortdecai'
Gwyneth Paltrow with Johnny Depp in 'Mortdecai'

So if posting morning smoothie recipes that include ingredients such as ashwagandha, ho shou wu and Sex Dust doesn't give off an asshole vibe, how far could Goop have gone if it hadn't been for Bruce Paltrow's intervention? I'm not even sure I want to know.

Would you ever try one of Goop's crazy lifestyle tips?

[Source: Harper's Bazaar]


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