I love Gwyneth Paltrow. Even when I hate her, I love her, because in her moments of complete self-absorbed celebrity, she’s entertaining me. It’s like going to see Iron Man 3 without spending the $50 at the local AMC Theater. Today she’s taking a GOOP break to give us the insights into how on Earth she “does it all.”
For starters, it’s all about the work you apply for and Gwynnie is gushing about her new role as brand ambassador for Hugo Jour Pour Femme, Hugo Boss’ new fragrance. The mom to Apple and Moses tells Us Weekly how grateful she is for this new job.
“I have had a really good experience working for Boss, and I always say this, but it really is such a perfect job when you have kids,” she said.
She always says this, people. So why haven’t you been out there vying for the brand ambassador position? Were you too busy making a living? Taking care of your nanny-less children? For shame, you really missed out.
In case you weren’t sure how the $2 million dollar paycheck will help her family, she goes on about the struggle to find balance that requires her to turn down acting jobs.
“I can only really do one film a year now because of my family and how it all works out, so it’s so nice for me to be able to work for a great company and, you know, I’m going to Spain next week for two days so I still get to travel and meet really interesting people and have a work interaction,” the actress, 40, explained of her spokesmodel job, which E! reported will earn her $2 million. “But it’s not like I am out of the house for three months.”
Not that she’s complaining! Gwyneth knows how good she has it in her “work interactions.”
Now, I know you are wondering how she does it all – wife, mother, commando-dress wearer, cookbook author, struggling singer – so she’s letting you in on the nitty-gritty. Possibly inspired by the New York Times Motherlode series “How I Do It,” Gwyneth breaks down a typical day in the Paltrow/Martin/Jay-Z BFF household. The Motherlode series asks parents from across state, socio-economic, and professional lines (“from members of Congress to retail clerks”) to break down a typical day with honest detail so we can all peer into the machine’s inner workings. For Paltrow:
“I wake up at 7 a.m., I get [the kids] fed, and I get them dressed in their uniforms, any bits of homework are finished,” Paltrow shared. “[Apple] gets dropped off at 8:25 a.m., and [Moses] gets dropped off at 8:45 a.m., so we have a croissant together in his school dining room and we do reading together. Then I go home and I work for one hour on all the e-mails that come in overnight from L.A. Then I exercise from about 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Then I work on Goop [the digital media and e-commerce company she founded] pretty much the rest of the day until I pick up my kids and then they have various activities.”
I can’t believe they have croissants in Moses’ school dining room. Sigh. Gwyneth has the perfect life.