I misread the headline as “The Dating Issue” and thought, “OMG am I supposed to be wearing a bikini to the supermarket on dates now?!? NO ONE TOLD ME.”
As far as the interview goes, it’s….somewhat Goop-y. For example, she says:
“If you haven’t taken all of life’s incredible knocks and disappointments and used them to become a fully integrated, self-expressing person by the time you’re 40, then what can I tell you?”
I know what she means — and it makes more sense/comes off much better in context — but also just listen to yourself, Gwyneth. Plenty of 40-year-old women are not “fully integrated, self-expressing people” yet, because that is a tall order — one many people do not fulfill in their entire lives, and something everyone is working on all the time. I myself am 41 and I do not think I would ever describe myself as a “fully integrated person,” in part because that makes me sound like a top-of-the-line blender. Sigh. Oh, Gwyneth. You truly are who you are.
That said, the interview was conducted by Samantha Bee and Samantha Bee got some good and interesting bits out of Gwyneth — she tells a story about a time her father told her she was being an asshole, and it changed her life, for example. It’s worth a read. But not before you look at what awaits us inside.
[Photos: Alexi Lubomirski and Harper’s Bazaar]