In an interview with the Associated Press recently, Gwyneth Paltrow not only spoke fluent Spanish for the entire thing, but she gushed about how amazing she, uh, we mean Spain, is. Not the first time Gwynnie has gushed about an adopted home, a few years ago she compared America to the UK and said, “The British are much more intelligent and civilized than the Americans.”
When asked about her love for Spain, Paltrow said: “It is so different from the United States. It seemed to have a history, and the buildings are years and years and years old. Here in the United States an old building is about 17 (years old), and over there it’s from 500 B.C., it’s incredible.” We think that’s great and technically we agree Spain is a beautiful, historic place, it’s just that, when Gwyneth says it, doesn’t it just sound kind of condescending? Here are a few more things that made our stomachs turn.
1. Gwyneth launched a Spanish-language version of her website, GOOP.com.
2. Gwyneth speaks to her children in Spanish at home (big whoop, we learned how to count to 20 in Spanish from Sesame Street).
3. Gwyneth would love to take an acting role in Spanish. Hey, if Penelope Cruz can keep getting work in English, anything es posible.
4. Gwyneth is writing a cookbook on Spanish-influenced cuisine.
Oh, por favor. We used to think Paltrow was cool but lately it’s all gotten to be too much. Makes us want to have at our old Rosetta Stone tapes so we can say with proper inflection, “Hey lady, don’t forget about Shallow Hal! That was you in that fat suit.” [Photo: WireImage]