‘We’re Able to Create Product Out of Thin Air’: MCU Star Gwyneth Paltrow on Why She Left Lucrative Acting Career for Goop


Famously known for playing Pepper Potts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Gwyneth Paltrow has become known for her great acting chops in films such as Seven (1995), Emma (1996), and A Perfect Murder (1998).

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Gwyneth Paltrow won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role in ‘Shakespeare in Love.’

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The Oscar-winning actress also become famous for another reason, being the CEO and founder of the wellness and lifestyle brand Goop. Starting in 2008, the company has come under intense criticism from the scientific community for propagating untested cosmetics.

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With Marvel entering its fourth phase, the studio has decided to venture into new characters and develop characters who previously only had supporting roles. Characters such as Hawkeye, Black Widow, and Falcon have gone on to have extensive development for their characters recently.


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After Robert Downey Jr. departed from the MCU, there were big iron shoes to fill, and by the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home, it seems like Marvel intends to make Tom Holland’s Spiderman take up the mantle.

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Gwyneth Paltrow starred alongside her ex-husband in the Oscar-nominated film Se7en

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But with Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts proximity to Iron Man, she could’ve been a great fit too, while also increasing the representation of female characters in MCU, as most of them still play as supporting characters.


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Despite many opportunities in Hollywood, the actor has decided to concentrate on her business venture. In an interview on Sunday TODAY,  the Goop CEO commented on her decision to concentrate on Goop over acting, she stated:

“I really don’t miss it all. I think I’m so lucky that I got to do it, and I’m sure I still will at some point… The team is always trying to get me to do a movie, but I really love what I do and I love how immediate it is and how … we’re able to create product out of thin air that we believe in so much.”

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Furthermore, the Oscar winner also noted the lack of privacy that she’s had since childhood, intensifying her preference for taking a break from acting. She also spoke on how acting on a film for months forces her to be away from her kids, which she doesn’t like.


Source: People


Written by Nikhil Makwana

Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.