Gwyneth Paltrow recalls the controversy surrounding her 1999 Oscar win

LOS ANGELES, USA: Gwyenth Paltrow cries as she receives the Best Actress Oscar for her role in ‘Shakespeare in Love’ at the 71st Academy Awards on March 21, 1999 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)

It was 1999 when Gwyneth Paltrow won Best Actress at the 73rd Academy Awards for her lead role in Shakespeare in love. Dressed in a pink Ralph Lauren dress, she clutched the gold statuette and blinked back tears as she thanked a long list of people. The win was controversial at the time with Glenn Close later saying he “didn’t make sense”.

In an interview with the TODAY Show overnight, the actress recalled what she had learned through the experience. “I think it was probably around the time of winning the Oscar where you go from people curious about you or discovering you or rooting you to everything being turned upside down, and people really want to tear you down and take a lot of fun out of it. that,” she said.

“Which ends up being a really nice lesson in who you are,” Paltrow continued. “Love the people you love. Be totally in integrity. And like f**k everyone.

Paltrow went on to appear in films such as Shallow hall and the avengers but said in a past interview on SiriusXM Quarantined with Bruce, that at 26, she realized she “didn’t enjoy acting as much as she thought she did”. Since her Oscar win, the actress has been subjected to intense public scrutiny, which led Paltrow to eventually launch her own wellness newsletter. goop in 2008 and withdrawn from Hollywood. In 2016, she took over goop as CEO.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 21: Gwyneth Paltrow attends the goop lab special screening in Los Angeles, California on January 21, 2020. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)

In 2020, the beauty mogul revealed she officially quit acting – aside from a few appearances for Marvel – to focus on the brand which now includes an in-depth website and myriad products. Including the Dividing Vagina scented candle. “I feel very lucky to have been able to try and pursue this other career and keep hours where I can be home and make them dinner and stuff like that,” she told the NBC outlet. .

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