Back off, haters! Gwyneth Paltrow revealed in a new interview that she couldn’t care less what her critics have to say about her. According to the 44-year-old Academy Award winner, she has no time for negative comments about her entrepreneurial endeavors.
“I’m interested in criticism based on fact, not on projections. If you want to f–k with me, bring your A-game,” the Goop CEO told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday, Sept. 20, adding that she is self-aware when it comes to her strengths and weaknesses.
“[Being a celebrity] makes [doing business] much more difficult. For the business I’m creating, it’s an obstacle I always have to overcome,” she said. “For example, Reese [Witherspoon], who is a dear friend, has this quickly growing Draper James [clothing] business, and she leverages her celebrity in a great way for her brand. For this model — where I’m trying to make Goop bigger than me and its own brand — you become inextricably linked. I’m a target in a way most entrepreneurs are not.”
However, Gwyneth did admit that her star status has definitely helped her link up with some of the world’s most renowned business leaders. “I don’t know many young entrepreneurs who can call [Disney CEO] Bob Iger, [Facebook COO] Sheryl Sandberg or [Airbnb founder] Brian Chesky, and they are kind enough to waste a little bit of their day to help me,” she said. “So in that respect, my celebrity has been a huge asset.”
Regardless of the flak she’s received for Goop — often, she is made fun of for touting unnecessarily overpriced products on her website — Gwyneth is hoping to take her lifestyle brand to the small screen in the near future.
“What we are thinking of doing is a TV show with the working title The Radical Wellness Show,” she revealed. “I would be going into the field and talking to any number of doctors, scientists, civilians, people in crisis in Flint, Michigan, where there is something to uncover and confront about wellness. We would want it to feel more Vice-y in its vibe, but we’re just in the brainstorming phase.”