She may be famous, gorgeous, rich and glamorous (with a rock-star husband to boot!) but Gwyneth Paltrow still feels picked on.

The Country Strong star said that criticism of her lifestyle newsletter, GOOP, has been so harsh that at times she has thought about ending it. "Any time you do anything with any degree of sincerity, people make fun of you," she said in an interview with Harper's Bazaar UK. "That's totally fine. I don't care. I don't read any of it. My thing with Goop has always been, if you don't like it, then don't log onto it. There were a couple of times when I thought, 'I'm just gonna stop doing it. People are so mean to me. I don't want to do it.' But then I was like, 'Who cares what some lame person out there says?' I was in Italy once, and this old man came up to me and said, 'I had the best time in Nashville because of Goop.' And that is so worth it to me."

Paltrow also talked about her appreciation for Beyonce, who gave her advice while she was preparing for Country Strong. "Beyonce is the most talented human being on the planet. She has so much mastery over what she does. It's not even confidence — it's on a whole other level. It's mind-blowing. I watched her [perform] a lot to see how she did it, and I was like 'Shit! I can't do that!'"

In the interview, the actress also discussed living in the UK, and playing an ex-addict in the movie. —ISHITA SINGH


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