Gwyneth Paltrow Almost Had To Hit The Casting Couch For A Role

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In a new interview in Elle, amid tales of gassy babies and Dolly Parton, Gwyneth Paltrow reveals she was once asked to hit the casting couch in order to get a role. Whoa! Says Paltrow, “When I was just starting out, someone suggested that we finish a meeting in the bedroom. I left. I was pretty shocked. I could see how someone who didn’t know better might worry, ‘My career will be ruined if I don’t give this guy a blow job!” Ewww! Do you think it was an audition for Hook? Oh wait no,  Gwyneth was actually in Hook. Hmmm… Seriously though, if Gwyneth, daughter of actress Blythe Danner and director Bruce Paltrow, was threatened with a blow job, Urbandictionary.com probably doesn’t have a name yet for what actresses who aren’t rich and connected have to do.

When asked about roles currently available for women, the GOOP queen says she feels “Kind of dejected. There’s a lot that’s okay, but there’s little that’s really good, especially for someone my age. Sometimes you find out that something you really liked is going to someone 10 years younger. I find it heartening that Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock have been able to find and create amazing projects.” Has she seen Mamma Mia or All About Steve? We’re sad to say, Gwyn, they can’t all be winners. [Photo: Getty Images]