Gwyneth Paltrow Calls Comparison to Other Actress-Entrepreneurs "Slightly Misogynistic"
The Goop-er muses, “I wonder if George Clooney would be asked about Puff Daddy’s ancillary liquor line.”
Gwyneth Paltrow got candid in a new interview with Time magazine about her lifestyle site, Goop. The actress-turned-entrepreneur spoke about the future of the company (which may soon include Goop branded products), her temporary hiatus from acting and all those comparisons to fellow actresses Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Alba and Blake Lively — each of whom has launched their own company within the past three years.
With regards to similarities between their respective sites, Paltrow noted, "This is a very interesting question, because I wonder if George Clooney would be asked about Puff Daddy’s ancillary liquor line. I’m fascinated how the media in particular are so confounded by entrepreneurial women doing something outside of their box."
The actress continued, "Jessica [Alba], especially, who’s a friend of mine — our businesses could not be more different. There’s not a lifestyle piece to her business. The fundamentals of our sites are very different. Reese launched — our businesses have similarities, but hers has retail. People are grasping at straws to tie us together and I get it, because it makes a good story, but I’m slightly offended by this sort of generalization that happens with myself and Jessica and Reese and Blake. Yes, there are similarities. But there aren’t stories in Time written saying, 'Wow, look at Arnold Schwarzenegger, who did x, y, and z!'"
Paltrow goes on to discuss how the narrative of a competition between the women feels misplaced. "I feel there’s something slightly misogynistic about it," she says, adding, "There’s no competition. None of us think we’re in each other’s space."