In the days since Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin made their conscious uncoupling public, Coldplay jokes and Paltrow hate have run rampant on the Internet (though I suppose that was true before they split, too). Unfortunately for Paltrow, but fortunately for Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow haters, E! Online just published some unflattering, woe-is-me comments she made a week before the break-up that have added even more GOOPy fuel to the fire. Being a millionaire is tough, you guys.
“It’s much harder for me. I feel like I set it up in a way that makes it difficult because…for me, like if I miss a school run, they are like, ‘Where were you?’ I don’t like to be the lead so I don’t [have] to work every day, you know, I have little things that I like and obviously I want it to be good and challenging and interesting and be with good people and that kind of thing.”
She added, “I think it’s different when you have an office job, because it’s routine and, you know, you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening. When you’re shooting a movie, they’re like, ‘We need you to go to Wisconsin for two weeks,’ and then you work 14 hours a day and that part of it is very difficult. I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it’s not like being on set.” (Via)
I won’t bother blockquoting the New York Post‘s open letter response to Paltrow’s comments, because every mother on your Facebook timeline has probably already shared it. But I will say that the second she named her child Apple, Paltrow lost the right to complain about how hard parenting is.