That Vanity Fair piece on Gwyneth Paltrow might never see the light of day, according to editor Graydon Carter — but not because of the Oscar-winning actress’s impressive attempts to quash the mag’s efforts.
It turns out the final piece “was such a far cry from the almost mythical story that people were by now expecting — the ‘epic take-down,’ filled with ‘bombshell’ revelations — that it was bound to be a disappointment,” Carter writes in the magazine’s latest issue.
He also reveals a 20-minute conversation with Paltrow herself about the article’s future.
“At one point, she asked my advice as to what to do to get the ‘haters’ on her side,” Carter writes. “I suggested putting on 15 pounds. I joked that it works for me. She replied that I had put on much more than that.”
And Paltrow’s efforts to kill the article did register with Carter, who recounts the actress ordering her A-list friends to “not speak to Vanity Fair about her or about anything else ever again,” he writes. “Kim Jong-un couldn’t have issued a more blanket demand.”