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Gwyneth Paltrow Admits She Used To Be 'An A**hole'

After being catapulted into stardom following her role in 'Shakespeare in Love', Gwyneth Paltrow admitted that fame got to her head.

Speaking to Sunday Times Style Magazine, Paltrow, 46, revealed the effect that the film's success -- and subsequent Oscar in which the actress famously beat out Cate Blanchett -- had on her ego.  

“You don’t want to be an a***hole, but slowly if people start removing obstacles for you, if you live in a world where you never have to sit in line, where people don’t confront you, where they don’t tell you the truth, that’s what you become," she told the publication.

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The Goop founder added that it was her late father, Bruce, who "burst [her] bubble" and brought her back down to earth.

“I guess the only regret is that I had to turn 40 to start getting my head out of my a***," she added.

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And while she believes she's since learned the value of being humble, she said that the same can't be said for some of her peers in Hollywood, with the star revealing that, personally, she prefers to be among the "rough and tumble of life".

"I don’t want to be exempt,” she added.

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