The actress, who raises Apple, 6 1/2, and almost 5-year-old Moses with husband Chris Martin, insists she is not uptight.
She says, “There’s nothing uptight about me! I’ve got this ice-blonde reputation and that’s just not me. I do silly things in public all the time, like hosting Saturday Night Live, or I’ll go out with friends and have a good time. I try to live my life to the fullest even if it means making a fool of myself.”
Having learned to cook with her family she titled her cookbook, My Father’s Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness, in honor of her dad Bruce Paltrow.
The Goop blogger confesses, “I am the classic Jewish mother. I’m always making way too much, and I’m preoccupied with whether people have had enough to eat. When someone walks into my house, the first thing I do is make sure they’re fed.”
She also admits she can overeat stating, “There’s the me that will have a salad, a bowl of pasta and a glass of wine, and then there’s the other me that will have four glasses of wine, fried zucchini, pasta, chicken parmigiana and dessert.
“I try not to do that other version too much. I was at a party having dinner next to Mario Batali and he was like “You’re the only person I know who eats more than me.”
With the many opportunities that have come and gone she sometimes does question herself.
It’s strange. The other day I was thinking, “Why did I write a cookbook?” and, “Why did I say yes to singing at the Country Music Awards?” I’ll look back at a lot of things I’ve done and say, “How did I have the guts to do that?”