Paltrow's 'identity crisis' after Oscar

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Gwyneth Paltrow talked about her struggles with an identity crisis after her 1999 Academy Award win for Best Actress in Shakespeare in Love.

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Paltrow talked about how quickly everything happened for her and how being successful so quickly put her into a bit of a crisis.

Fast Track to Success

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The Iron Man actress shared that the attention she received after winning the Oscar was disorienting and unhealthy.

Disorienting Attention

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She was working through some of the harder parts of her growing up and winning the biggest prize made her wonder about her identity.

Identity Crisis

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Paltrow said she was driven to be successful and well-regarded, but winning the Oscar made her realize that there was more to life than just that.


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While Paltrow said the Oscar win was an amazing experience, she talked about the difficulties of moving on from it.

Moving On From Oscar Win

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The Goop founder shared that the experience taught her to be more mindful and grateful for the opportunities that came her way.

Lessons Learned

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