Gwyneth Paltrow insists she has no desire to return to acting.
The Oscar winner, 51, stepped away from the big screen following 2019’s Avengers: Endgame and has put all her efforts into her own wellness business Goop.
Speaking to a packed crowd on stage at the Besties event in Sydney on Friday night, the American actress said she prefers a more routine lifestyle.
‘I really love what I’m doing and I know it’s hard to understand… For people who are like, ‘You were a movie star! Wasn’t it fun?” she said.
‘I like my 9 to 5. I like not travelling all the time and being away for months at a time.’
Gwyneth Paltrow (left) insisted she has no desire to return to acting during her interview with Jackie ‘O’ Henderson (right) at the Besties event in Sydney on Friday, October 27
Paltrow added that during the height of her acting career, she was doing three to five movies every year.
It wasn’t until she gave birth to her first child, daughter Apple, that she realised she wanted to scale back her roles in Hollywood.
‘I was just caning it. And when I had my daughter, when I turned 31, it was the first time I had a breath to assess my career and [think], ‘Was I happy?” she said.
Paltrow added that during the height of her acting career, she was doing three to five movies every year. Pictured: Gwyneth Paltrow receiving the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Shakespeare In Love in 1999
‘[Having a baby] changed things for me.’
As for retirement plans, Paltrow said she has no reservations about leaving the spotlight for good.
‘I would love to. What would I miss? Would I miss having reflected back to me that someone thinks I’m special? That’s not good,’ she continued.
‘I would want to know what I’d miss.’
Speaking to a packed crowd on stage at the Besties event in Sydney on Friday night, the American actress said she prefers a more routine lifestyle
The Sliding Doors star revealed earlier this month that she’s contemplated removing herself from the public eye.
‘I will literally disappear from public life,’ the stunning star said about her future retirement plans to Bustle. ‘No one will ever see me again.’
She echoed the sentiment later in the interview when asked if she would attempt to teach others how to age gracefully.
‘I’ll probably try, knowing myself. Or I might be like, “F*** this.” I might just disappear, and no one will ever see me again’.
For now, Gwyneth is focused on her wellness brand Goop, founded in 2008, but there’s an expiration date on it as well, as she hopes to sell the company in ‘a few more years’.
She said she will then turn her attention to more domestic issues, as she freely admits the work/life balancing act isn’t always easy.
‘I’m in a phase where I feel like things are just extra, extra messy because I have so much to do,’ she explained.
‘My son and stepson are both seniors in high school, and sometimes I feel like the college process is a full-time job in and of itself,’ she continued, referencing her son Moses, 17, whom she shares with her ex Chris Martin and her stepson Brody, 17, whom she shares with her husband Brad Falchuk.
Gwyneth also shares daughter Apple, 19, with Chris and stepdaughter Isabella with Brad.
For now, Gwyneth is focused on her wellness brand Goop, founded in 2008. Pictured with Jackie O (left) and Gemma O’Neill (right)