Gwyneth Paltrow doesn't want you to think she is a goody two-shoes any more. 'I'm probably less square than people think' she declares to Craig McLean who interviewed her in London for the March issue of ELLE (on sale tomorrow).
'I wish smoking didn't kill you. And you know what I had the other day which I loved? A French Martini. I had one too many' she reveals.
She's equally as candid about how she looks and what she chooses to wear. 'People don't realise, sometimes you wear a dress because your friend made it', she says about a Stella McCartney dress she wore on the red-carpet recently, even though some people thought it was a bit too short (one blog accused her of looking like a prostitute)
'I just got out of sweatpants, out of mummy mode. I love fashion , but when you're breastfeeding and you're a stone-and-a-half overweight, it's demoralising to try to wear good clothes.'
She is making up for lost time now in a string of dazzling red-carpet appearances in micro-mini hemlines and sky high heels, usually by Giuseppe Zanotti or TOD's of which she is the face.
Thanks to Madonna's trainer Tracey Anderson, who she is set to be collaborating with on a chain of gyms, Gwyneth has carved out a post pregnanacy figure that has had us all asking, 'how can we get those legs?' The Tracey Anderson DVD everyday, is Gwyneth's simple answer.
So what prompted her to chop her famous waist length hair last year, just as the bob was having a fashion moment? ' My hairstylist, an old friend, was brushing my hair and I was like, 'F*ck this hair! Cut my hair.'
Not what you'de expect from the woman who's life appears from the outside at least to be carefully mapped out.
Read this interview in full in this month's ELLE, which hit's newsstands tomorrow.
By Laurelle Gilbert
Posted: 3rd February 2009