Inside the issue, Paltrow talks about wanting another baby, being a working mother, and not being able to “have it all.”
Paltrow tells friend-and-designer Diane von Furstenberg, who conducted this interview by phone from a yacht off Corsica, whether she’ll have another baby in her 40s: “My brain says, ‘Oh, I think I’m done, the kids are big now and I don’t want to go back to changing diapers.’ But a part of me would love to have another. Of course, I’m old now!”
On her kids; a son and a daughter: “When Apple was born, she had the hugest blue eyes. I looked into them and she was looking at me, and I felt like, ‘You are here to teach me everything.’ After Moses was born, I had postpartum depression. It was a difficult time and because of that, I believe I have an extra empathy for him and he for me.”
On the “Have it all” fallacy: “I look for an interesting supporting part about once a year. That’s the most I can manage. Some women can do it and that’s fantastic, but I can’t. You make choices as a wife and mother, don’t you? You can’t have it all. I don’t care what it looks like.”
On the hardest thing about her marriage: ”Probably our artistic temperaments together. Artists are sensitive; there are ups and downs, mood-wise. Musicians need a certain gravitas and focus in order to write. The temperament that goes with someone who is creative can be challenging.”
On her diet: ”I was very strict for a while. I was macrobiotic for a couple of years, then I got pregnant and just ate ice cream. What I’ve learnt is I want to enjoy my life and food is a big part of it. I love to cook and feed people. I cook every day. My indulging is a fresh baguette with cheese and a glass of red wine, or French fries and fried zucchini. Or a turkey burger.” – via InStyle UK Magazine.