Actress Blythe Danner opened up about the career of her daughter, Gwyneth Paltrow, from where she started to the present. Despite the fact that Blythe and her late husband, Bruce Paltrow, were both in the entertainment industry (she as an actress, he as a director), it was a surprise for them to see their daughter become a superstar.
Blythe admitted she had been nervous when Gwyneth ascended to the A-list in her twenties.
I think it’s worrisome when fame happens to your child so early. Bruce and I, having had careers more modest, never had that kind of scrutiny Gwyneth had, and we never had that kind of pressure. You hope they’ll handle it, and I think Gwyneth handled it quite well, considering all the stuff we have to deal with now – the press and the things that aren’t always wonderful.”
For every upside, there’s a downside: that’s certainly true for fame!
However, Blythe never doubted Gwyneth’s abilities.
She’s a brilliant actress, and my hope is that as her children get older, she’ll be going back to acting more fully.”
Blythe started out on the stage, and even won a Tony Award, but never saw herself becoming a film actress.
I never thought I would be in films at all. I was on Broadway for years and won a Tony. After I won the Tony, I came onstage and the audience applauded, and it completely screwed up my entrance. I thought, ‘Oh God, who wants to do this? I’m going to go have children.’
“I was never terribly ambitious, and the first time I got in front of a camera, I was shaking with feat. It was very hard to be natural with the camera staring up your nostrils! It took a while to find the freedom that I felt onstage.”
I think it’s safe to say that she succeeded: she’s as talented as her daughter! We can see where Gwyneth got it from ;).
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