Gwyneth Paltrow recently opened up on her decision to put her acting career on hold at various points in the past two decades. According to the Avengers star, she wanted to focus on raising her daughter Apple.
Paltrow was one of the biggest Hollywood stars in the ’90s and the early 2000s, even winning an Academy Award for her role in Shakespeare in Love. But instead of taking advantage of her fame, Paltrow decided to take a step back and appear less frequently on the big screen.
“Once I had Apple, I really didn’t want to fly off and go [on] location, and I wanted to be home,” said Paltrow in a Q&A session while promoting her good.clean.goop line from her beauty brand Goop.
Paltrow shares 19-year-old daughter Apple and 17-year-old son Moses with Coldplay’s frontman Chris Martin.
“I wanted to, and I was really lucky that I was able to do that and take this pause and be home and have my little kids,” Paltrow added. “And then I had this voice inside me. ‘I don’t know if I really want to go back to doing that.’”
Paltrow’s most recent big project was Marvel’s 2019 superhero flick Avengers: Endgame. She had her last acting credit in Netflix’ The Politician in 2020, after which she announced a decision to take another break from acting.