Martha Stewart Disses Gwyneth Paltrow & 'Orange Is The New Black's Taylor Schilling
Martha Stewart is no more impressed with Gwyneth Paltrow’s efforts to be a lifestyle guru than she is with Taylor Schilling’s efforts to play a woman’s prison inmate in Orange is the New Black.
Martha Stewart Slams Gwyneth Paltrow
Stewart has been the reigning queen of the lifestyle and homemaking business for decades. With a love of all things hosting, decorating, beautifying, cooking, etc. and an entrepreneurial spirit, she’s created an enviable empire that a couple of Hollywood stars have sought to duplicate. After openly questioning why Gossip Girl's Blake Lively, who lives near Stewart with her husband Ryan Reynolds, would try to do what she does when she can be an actress, Stewart is now throwing shade at Paltrow.
“She just needs to be quiet. She’s a movie star. If she were confident in her acting, she wouldn’t be trying to be Martha Stewart,” Stewart told Net-a-Porter’s Porter magazine..The businesswoman had said something similar after Lively launched Preserve, saying, “It’s stupid, she could be an actress. Why would you want to be me if you could be an actress” in an interview with the Huffington Post.
Stewart On 'Orange is the New Black'
In addition to having a wealth of experience in the lifestyle field, Stewart also knows what it’s like to be incarcerated in a women’s prison. In her short (five-month) stint in prison for obstructing justice in an insider-trading probe, Stewart feels like she’s gleaned an idea of what a show set in such a place should be like and how the star should act. For Stewart, Netflix’s Emmy-nominated series Orange is the New Black and its Emmy-nominated star Taylor Schilling just don’t cut it.
“They could have done that so much better. That girl [by whom Stewart means Taylor Schilling] is not good enough, the lead actress,” Stewart said, adding, “I met the real Piper [Kerman]. She was in prison either the same time or after me, and I talked to her about it.”