It sounds like Gwyneth Paltrow‘s biggest fan just may be her mom Blythe Danner. In a new interview with Parade.com, the star of Meet the Fockers talks family, from her “extraordinary” daughter to her own most important role: Grandmother to Apple and Moses.
On her advice to Gwyneth about being a working mom in Hollywood: “Only take the projects that mean the most to you, and try to be there as much as you can. You have to balance it. She has a wonderful husband, as I did, and we used to take turns to make sure that neither of us were both gone at the same time. She’s an extraordinary mom, and I’m proud of her for the great mothering she’s doing.”
On her grandkids Apple and Moses: “”Being a grandmother is probably the most important thing to me. I have two really rambunctious little ones, and I love spending time with them…. We’re lucky to get together quite a bit. They’re here a lot on their school breaks and we’re together in the summers and the holidays. I don’t see them every day, but I see them a lot, and we make up for lost time when we’re together.”
On her husband Bruce Paltrow’s death in 2002: “That made a very big impact on all of us. I think it influenced Gwyneth a lot in the way she’s conducted GOOP [her lifestyle/advice website] and her cookbook. It influenced all of us. It made us realize that life is so short and you really must take care of yourself.”
Read Blythe’s entire interview at Parade.com.