Gwyneth Paltrow on critics: What they think 'doesn't matter'
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Don't hate her because she's beautiful.
Gwyneth Paltrow, whom People dubbed the World's Most Beautiful Woman in April and Star named the Most Hated Celebrity in Hollywood the next month, takes her critics to task -- in no uncertain terms -- in the December issue of the British magazine Red.
"This is the thing: It's like the older I get, I realize it doesn't matter what people who don't know you think. It doesn't matter. You're wasting your energy," the Oscar-winning actress, 41, says. "It's like, if your partner comes to you -- or your best friend -- and says, 'Listen, I want to talk about something you did that hurt me, or I think you could improve,' sit down and listen to what they have to say. But some friend of so-and-so -- it's like, who gives a ---- ?"
Paltrow, who has two children with her husband of nine years, Coldplay singer Chris Martin, recently moved to Los Angeles from London. But she plans to move back to Europe in the next few years.
"I don't want . . . [my kids] to be teenagers in L.A. No way," she says. "I'm looking at this like two years, three years tops, then we will go back. It's part of my parenting philosophy that children should get the opportunity to reinvent themselves at a few points in their childhood to see where their strengths and weaknesses lie and to experience living in different cultures."