U.S. actress Gwyneth Paltrow blows a kiss to her fans as she attends the shooting of an MTV live show in Rome’s Pincio terrace November 10, 2004. Paltrow insisted on Monday that contrary to a recent article in a European newspaper, she feels ‘proud to be American’ and would never compare her homeland unfavorably to Britain.
Reuters: Gwyneth Paltrow denies disparaging America
Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow insisted on Monday that contrary to a recent article in a European newspaper, she feels “proud to be American” and would never compare her homeland unfavorably to Britain.
In a statement issued through People magazine’s Web site, Paltrow said she was “deeply upset” by remarks attributed to her by the Portuguese newspaper Diario de Noticias, which quoted the actress as saying: “The British are much more intelligent and civilized than the Americans.”
“I never, ever would have said that,” said Paltrow, 34, who is married to British rock star
Chris Martin, the lead singer of Coldplay, and resides part time with him and their two children in London.
Well, what did Gwyeth say and when did she say it? Did the Portugese press make up the quotes?
Here is what she said in Britain January 27th of this year:
“I love the English way, which is not as capitalistic as it is in America. People don’t talk about work and money; they talk about interesting things at dinner parties. I like living here because I don’t tap into the bad side of American psychology, which is ‘I’m not achieving enough, I’m not making enough, I’m not at the top of the pile.’ It’s just kind of like, I am.”
And what Gwyneth said to the Canadian press September 14, 2005:
â€œâ€¦I feel like weâ€™re really in trouble. I just had a baby and thought, â€˜I donâ€™t want to live there.â€™(in the United States). â€œBushâ€™s anti-environment, pro-war policies are a dis. . . .â€.
So, it is OK to be against President Bush (she supported John Kerry in 2004) and then let it slip (when no one but foreign press are watching) that you dislike America(ns) or does Gwyneth fear a Dixie Chick moment?
Flap thinks she will desperately try to avoid the Natalie Maines treatment.
But, I don’t think we have heard the end of this story.
“I feel so lucky to be American,” she said. “I feel so proud to be American.”
Paltrow denies giving an interview to the Portuguese daily, though she did speak at a news conference in Spanish, according to People.
“This is what I said,” Paltrow explained. “I said that Europe is a much older culture, and there’s a difference. I always say in America, people live to work, and in Europe, people work to live. There are positives in both.”
She added: “Obviously, I need to go back to seventh-grade Spanish.”
Face saving or Career saving speech?
Perhaps Gwyneth should SHUT UP and ACT.
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