It’s a role she’s been playing since late 2008, but in a recent blog post the 41-year-old actress expresses an unlikely sentiment – that she’s not perfect, and doesn’t necessarily seek that ideal anymore.
“Striving for achieving a sense of perfection has been a misguided belief in my life, often leading me down the wrong path,” the Glee guest star lamented in a recent blog post on Goop.
This could be one of the reasons the strict macrobiotic eater decided to tuck into a delicious burger recently (presumably vegetarian!) or why she so publicly discussed her separation from ex-husband Chris Martin.
The ultimate takeaway from her personal essay is that perfection comes at a cost, and sometimes that price is simply too high.
“I was curious as to how the idea of perfection has become so pervasive in our society, how it begins, how it hurts us and perhaps, even, if it carries a certain benefit,” Gwyneth adds.
This could indicate a new turn for Goop’s editorial direction and it comes after the launch of Blake Lively’s Preserve, which celebrates the imperfect and one-of-a-kind products of American craftspeople.
Most recently, Gwyneth portrayed beauty idols from various decades in history in an exclusive ad campaign with makeup brand Max Factor.