Gwyneth Paltrow: "I Can Be Mean" and "Harbor Revenge"

Celebrity News Apr. 6, 2010 AT 10:53AM
Gwyneth Paltrow: "I Can Be Mean" and "Harbor Revenge" Credit: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage.com

Confirmed: Gwyneth Paltrow is a Mean Girl. Just ask her.

"Oh yes, I can be mean," she tells British Vogue (as excerpted in British paper The Telegraph). "I can cave in to gossip. I can ice people out and I definitely harbor revenge."

The 37-year old actress, wife and mom, who dispenses advice about spirituality, fitness, food and other topics in her weekly "Goop" newsletter, is frank with the magazine about her toxic feelings.

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"I'll wake up in the morning and think, 'Ugh, I feel terrible,' and suddenly realize, 'Ah, that's why. I'm holding on to so much hate.'"

At the time of her interview, in fact, Paltrow confided, "I'm having a situation right now with a friend where I'm feeling pretty angry. But revenge is corrosive and it doesn't make me feel good."

Might that friend be Madonna?

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Often tagged as one of Paltrow's closest buddies, the 51-year-old pop star came up as Paltrow discussed her new business partner Tracy Anderson -- Madonna's former personal trainer.

"Yeah, it's good that [Tracy] doesn't train Madonna any more. It was too much. She keeps people waiting -- it takes up your whole day," Paltrow sniped.

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Paltrow said that she and Anderson plan to open a London exercise studio later this year. Anderson helped the Oscar winner lose 20 pounds after the birth of son Moses, who turns four this week. (He's her second child with husband Chris Martin of Coldplay; daughter Apple is 5.)

"I had to work hard to get it like this," Paltrow says of her svelte shape. "But now I'm here it's so great because I don't have to think about it. I can just enjoy life. What a relief is that."

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She adds: "I can eat what I want, as long as I exercise, which is just as well, because if I put the word' diet' into my brain, I immediately gain a stone [i.e. 14 pounds]."

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