Back in the 90s, Gwyneth Paltrow's dad wasn't afraid to tell his daughter fame was going to her head!
In a candid new interview, the 44-year-old actress revealed her late father, Bruce Paltrow, once told her that her showbiz success was making her an "a--hole."
Gwyneth and her late dad, Bruce, in October 2001. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"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 [my 1999 Best Actress Oscar for Shakespeare in Love] and this and that... I think I was very much believing my own hype, which how could you not?" Gwyneth recently told Harper's Bazaar.
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"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 a--hole.' And I was like, 'What the hell?' I was totally devastated," she continued.
Gwyneth winning her Oscar in March 1999. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Today, Gwyneth said she's ultimately "grateful" for her dad's harsh words. "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," the mom-of-two — who sadly lost her dad, Bruce, in 2002 to complications of oral cancer and pneumonia — said.
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"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 for him doing that. He was such a no-nonsense guy in that sense," Gwyneth added.
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