Actress and entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow said that her decision to move from Hollywood to the world of entrepreneurship and establish the GOOP brand in the field of health was a bold step that surprised many, but she praised that experience, especially since she gained many experiences during her company’s growth journey and the challenges it faced. .
This came during her dialogue session, which was held within the activities of the third session of the Red Sea Film Festival, currently being held until December 9, in the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and moderated by Jumana Al-Rashed, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Red Sea Film Foundation.
Paltrow added, “Those around me were astonished as soon as I moved into entrepreneurship, and they did not understand what I was doing, but I was very happy, because I learned a lot during the process of growing this company, working with this team and all the challenges. I never thought I would need… “To learning how to read a profit and loss statement, it’s been really exciting to build this business, and still be doing what I love to do.”
Regarding her possible return to acting, she indicated that she still feels a state of extreme hesitation, especially in light of her integration into her current work, saying: “I have not ruled out returning if I am asked to do so, by one of those close to me,” as she stressed that “both acting and entrepreneurship They require a similar type of energy.
An artistic career
During the dialogue session, Gwyneth Paltrow touched on her long artistic career, extending almost since the 1990s, noting that her role in the movie The Royal Tenenbaums, which was shown in 2001, is still stuck in the audience’s memory. “My daughter’s friends watch it and love it after all these years.”
Regarding her experience in the movie Iron Man, she said that she agreed to participate in the first part, after convincing her that the production would be a unique artistic experience, noting that “working in that movie was similar to working in an independent movie due to the great freedom that the team enjoyed in creativity.” And experimentation.”
Paltrow confirmed, “The great success achieved by the movie Iron Man changed the way the next films in the series were produced, as they became less focused on the independent and experimental character.”
She also talked about her experience in the Avengers film series, noting that she had not watched Avengers: Endgame, and that she gradually lost interest in the series.
During the talk, she also reviewed the best directors she has worked with, most notably David Fincher, as she considers herself very lucky to participate in his first feature film. She also mentioned director Paul Thomas Anderson and Anthony Mangella in the film The Talented Mr. Ripley, late 1990s.
Gwyneth Paltrow is an Academy Award-winning actress, author, singer, and entrepreneur. She won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, 1998, and won the Screen Actors Guild Awards and Academy Awards for her role in Shakespeare in Love.
She presented several cinematic experiences, including The Talented Mr. Ripley, directed by Anthony Miguela, Seven, directed by David Fincher, Great Expectations, directed by Alfonso Cuaron, and Sliding Doors.