Gwyneth Paltrow has claimed that Hollywood nepotism kids work hard to prove themselves, but believes their connections allow them to get into the industry ‘the wrong way’.
The 49-year-old American actress opened up about her opinion on children of nepotism, which refers to children born into affluent or famous families, when featured in Hailey Bieber’s Who’s in My Bathroom? youtube series.
Gwyneth, daughter of actress Blythe Danner and the late director Bruce Paltrow, says she thinks celebrity kids don’t benefit as much in Hollywood as some believe.
Nepotism: Gwyneth Paltrow claims Hollywood nepotism’s kids work hard to prove themselves, but believes their connections allow them to get into the industry ‘the wrong way’
She said she thinks children of nepotism have to ‘do twice as hard’ after stepping in the door to prove themselves because people will say they ‘don’t belong’.
But Gwyneth also acknowledged that children with famous parents may enter the industry ‘the wrong way’ and access opportunities that other people don’t have.
“As someone’s child, you don’t have access to other people, so the playing field isn’t level like that,” she explained.
‘However, I really feel that once your foot is in the door that you entered the wrong way, you have to work almost twice as hard and be twice as good because people are ready to pull you down and say are ‘not you’, ‘you are not there’ and ‘you are only because of your father or your mother’, or as the case may be.’
Famous Parents: Gwyneth is the daughter of actress Blyth Danner and director Bruce Paltrow (all pictured)
Giving advice to other children with nepotism, the Goop founder said the label should not ‘limit’ them and urged people not to let others ‘negatively influence’ their lives.
She continued: ‘It shouldn’t limit you because I believe that anyone in the world, especially someone who doesn’t know you, has a negative impact on your path or the decisions you make. ‘
Gwyneth has famous parents who found success in Hollywood and her comment came while talking to Haley, who is the daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin and graphic designer Kenya Baldwin.
The Iron Man star’s father Bruce, who died in 2002 at the age of 58, worked on shows including The White Shadow and St. starred in. Guardian.
Footsteps: Iron Man star’s mother Blyth (pictured) has starred in the likes of Futureworld, Hearts of the West, 1776 and Meet the Parents
Gwyneth followed in her parents’ footsteps, enjoying a successful acting career and won an Oscar and an Academy Award in 1999 for Shakespeare in Love. He has since founded a lifestyle and wellness brand, Goop.
Gwyneth’s comments come after Jennifer Aniston – who has famous parents – faced backlash after recent comments made by internet stars about the way she found fame in modern society.
Last month, the Friends star, 53, sparked controversy with comments she made during an interview with Pam & Tommy star Sebastian Stan, 39, during which she shaped the way Paris Hilton and Monica Lewinsky’s rise to fame , reflected on it. Internet Culture.
But she sparked a furious reaction from some Twitter users who claimed her comments The irony about finding fame was due to the fact that his parents are the late actress Nancy Dow and Days of Our Lives star John Aniston, 88.
Career: Gwyneth followed in her parents’ footsteps and pursued a successful acting career and won an Oscar and an Academy Award in 1999 for Shakespeare in Love.
In a segment of Actors on Actors Interview DiversityThe pair discussed the infamous Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee sex tape leak in 1995 on which Stan’s Hulu series was based, leading Jennifer to discuss internet culture at the time.
She commented on how the leak occurred at a time when the Internet began to affect society, as she said: ‘It was right at the time that the Internet really shaped a new culture about people being famous.
‘This thing of people getting famous for doing basically nothing, but having these incredible careers nonetheless. And then the reputation of women… I mean – Paris Hilton, Monica Lewinsky, all of that.’
Lewinsky was involved in a sex scandal In 1998, after two years of sexual relations with then-President Bill Clinton’s 24-year-old White House intern surfaced, While Paris Hilton’s private sex tape, featuring herself and then-boyfriend Rick Salomon, was leaked to the Internet in 2004.
Fame: Jennifer Aniston recently faced backlash after comments made about the way internet stars found fame, despite her father being Days of Our Lives actor John Aniston.
Stan replied: ‘When you look back in the ’90s, you see how many things have happened in that decade. Even OJ Simpson’s talk was really just the beginning of the 24-hour news.’
His comment prompted the Terrible Boss star to add: ‘I feel so lucky that we got a little taste of the industry before it is today. Streaming services – you’re famous from TikTok, from you. You are famous from YouTube, you are famous from Instagram. It’s almost, like, it’s undermining the actor’s work.’
but his The comments soon sparked a furious backlash from Twitter users, who felt that her reflections about finding fame were ironic due to the fact that she herself is a nepotism child.
One fan tweeted: ‘Jennifer Aniston plays the same character who is just a version of herself in every movie and it consistently delivers nothing. The only thing that saves him is that he has great co-stars to save as Comic Relief.. ALWAYS NEPOTISSM kids without talent want to adopt.
Not impressed: Twitter users were quick to call out the Friends star for his comments, claiming that his career got a boost from the fact that his parents Nancy Dow and John Aniston are actors
Another wrote: ‘Jennifer Aniston needs to calm down with her opinion when her nepotism brought her into the industry and she is now making $20 million a year from syndication from a show that ended decades ago.’
Another Twitter user said, “They’re so crazy they can’t hold the title of celebrity to live in their weirdest nepotism Hollywood elite (sic).”
One fan said: ‘Jennifer Aniston (nepotism) is not talking about the true injustice to the acting industry (nepotism) and pretending to be the acting profession when people from all walks of life On the basis of your hard work, you get an opportunity to become an actor. Work and Virtue (sic)’
Another added: “I feel so lucky to have nepotism before TikTok, YouTube, Twitch and other services gave other people a chance to see.” I would not have been able to compete against such a candidate pool. – Jennifer Aniston, basically’.
However, some fans came out in defense of the Marley & Me star, claiming that they were right to say that internet platforms have allowed influencers to get roles traditionally given to actors.
Strange: Jennifer’s late mother, Nancy Dow, starred in shows such as The Beverly Hillbillies and The Wild Wild West; The pair famously had a 15-year feud in 1999 over a tell-all book
‘He’s not wrong … the early 00 was revolutionizing. You really must have talent,’ commented one person.
Another added: ‘He has a point though. Trained actors and those just coming out of training are being sidelined for some time for influencers without any training. And it is happening across the board, no matter caste/class.’
Jennifer’s parents divorced when she was nine, and the actress had a tumultuous relationship with her father – which initially discouraged her from acting.
In 2012, the Bounty Hunter star told The Hollywood Reporter: ‘My dad’s advice has always been: ‘Don’t do it. become a doctor. Be a lawyer.
‘He didn’t want my heart broken because he knew it was a tough business. It forced me to go even harder for it. Do what makes you happy, and never let people dominate you.’
Born to be a Star: Jennifer landed her first TV role in the 1990 short-lived series, Molloy, alongside The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik (center)
However, when he started making a name for himself in Hollywood, the veteran actor supported his career.
In a joint interview in 1990 with E! News, the soap star praised the then debutante-actress, saying: ‘Jennifer is a natural talent. There are some things you can learn in this business, and there are some things you cannot learn. The comic instinct that he has. This is his biggest asset.
The Bruce Almighty star received his first regular television role on Molloy in 1990 and appeared in the television adaptation of the 1986 film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
Both shows were canceled and the star had a few more minor roles before landing her breakout part as Rachel Green in Friends in 1994.
TV veteran: The actress also starred as Jenny Bueller in the Ferris Bueller spin-off series, Ferris Bueller, the same year.