She grew up in the movie business, so to speak: Gwyneth Paltrow was born the daughter of director and television producer Bruce Paltrow and actress Blythe Danner. She herself dropped out of her studies in art history to devote herself to acting. Even as a child, Paltrow had proven her talent when she took part in plays with her mother. The celebrity daughter’s big breakthrough came in 1998 with the starring role of Viola De Lesseps in the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, in which she played the fictional friend of William Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) and for which she was awarded an Oscar for best actress.
Paltrow declares withdrawal from Hollywood
It is all the more surprising now a statement by the award-winning actress: As Gwyneth Paltrow now reveals, acting was never her passion. In an interview with Naomi Campbell for her YouTube series “No Filter With Naomi”, the 48-year-old also said that she had never felt so comfortable in front of the camera.
In recent years, Paltrow, who is a mother of two, had assumed fewer and fewer roles. She was last seen in “Avengers: Endgame” in 2019. The reason for her withdrawal from Hollywood is that she was no longer sure whether she even wanted to pursue an acting career, Paltrow admitted.