Gwyneth Paltrow covers InStyle UK January 2013, is interviewed by Diane von Furstenberg

posted on: Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Gwyneth Paltrow covers InStyle UK January 2013 looking absolutely resplendent in her pink Jil Sander coat and dress ensemble. She also shines within wearing Armani Prive and Atelier Versace. Truly, is there anything this woman doesn't look amazing in? Paltrow was interviewed by her close friend Diane von Furstenberg and shared everything from indulging in turkey burgers to her relationship with her father. To read the full interview, see the January issue of InStyle hitting newsstands tomorrow. But just because we can, here's a sneak peek at some highlights...

     On not being able to have it all -  and her trying to cut the amount of work she does:
“ I look for an interesting supporting part about once a year. That’s the most I can manage. Some women can do it and that’s fantastic, but I can’t. You make choices as a wife and mother, don’t you? You can’t have it all. I don’t care what it looks like.”

     On the success of her relationship:
DVF: Would you say the success of a relationship comes from the fact that you’re not needy?” 
gp “I would say it’s because I focus more on understanding than on being understood.”

      On having more children
“My brain says, ‘Oh, I think I’m done, the kids are big now and I don’t want to go back to changing diapers’. But a part of me would love to have another. Of course, I’m old now!”

On the effect her father had on her 
“My dad and I had one of those incredibly lucky, love-of-your-life relationships. The main reason I believe in myself comes from my father. I felt so understood by him.”
 dvf “I think if your father makes you confident, you wind up having healthy relationships with men.” 
gp “I agree. I mean, I stumbled a few times in that department. But I feel like I wasn’t struggling to figure out men.” 
On her diet / exercise regime
 “I was very strict for a while. I was macrobiotic for a couple of years, then I got pregnant and just ate ice cream. What I’ve learnt is I want to enjoy my life and food is a big part of it. I love to cook and feed people. I cook every day.
I don’t like sweets. My indulging is a fresh baguette with cheese and a glass of red wine, or French fries and fried zucchini. Or a turkey burger.”

Image credit: InStyle / Giampaolo Sgura