Gwyneth Paltrow won the Oscar for Best Actress in 1999 for Shakespeare in Love
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Oscar victory in 1999 came with its own set of challenges, here’s the actress discussed being nominated for Best Actress for Shakespeare in Love and winning the award.
The actress and Goop founder, 48, was interviewed on Monday’s episode of Anna Faris Is Unqualified, where she discussed being nominated for Best Actress for Shakespeare in Love and winning the award.
“In L.A. everybody was so supportive,” Paltrow said. “I remember winning and feeling like the tide sort of turned and there was this feeling of when you have that much attention on you and that much energy, it was really, really overwhelming.”
“I remember I was staying with my parents at their house in Santa Monica and I just kind of hid for three weeks afterward,” she said. “It was so intense. Lonely is the right word, it was really strange.”
Paltrow said, “It was the weirdest most surreal time. You’re also kind of embarrassed that you’re nominated for an Oscar and you have imposter syndrome and you think, ‘I can’t even believe this is happening. I’m not even that good. Does everybody hate me?'”
Paltrow has been candid about her recent loss of interest in acting. She told Harper’s Bazaar in early 2020 that she’ll “literally never—nev-er” get the acting bug again.