Paltrow avoided casting couch


Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed tht she was propositioned for sex in return for a part when she started her acting career.

The Oscar-winning star was left stunned when an unnamed guy suggested they should conclude their meeting in “the bedroom’ – an offer she refused.

She said: “When I was just starting out, someone suggested that we finish a meeting in the bedroom, I left. I was pretty shocked. I could see how someone who didn’t know better might worry, ‘My career will be ruined if I don’t give this guy a b**w j*b!'”

Just as it is hard for actresses starting out in Hollywood, Paltrow insists it is also tough for female stars approaching their 40s. The 38-year-old blonde is stunned by the lack of variety in the roles she is offered, and often feels “dejected’.

Speaking in the annual Women in Hollywood issue of Elle magazine, Paltrow said: “There are a lot of roles that are OK, but there’s little that’s really good, especially for someone my age. Sometimes you find out that something you really liked is going to someone 10 years younger. I find it heartening that Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock have been able to find and create amazing projects.”


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