Gwyneth Paltrow. Picture: IANS
Gwyneth Paltrow. Picture: IANS

Gwyneth Paltrow's least favourite performance was 'Shallow Hal'

By Bang Showbiz Time of article published Feb 28, 2020

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Gwyneth Paltrow says her 2001 romantic comedy movie "Shallow Hal" was a "disaster", and she ranks the film as her "least favourite performance".

The 47-year-old actress starred alongside Jack Black in the 2001 romantic comedy movie, in which she played obese woman Rosemary who is seen as a more slimmer version of herself by Black's character Hal Larson after he is hypnotised.

But Paltrow wasn't a big fan of her own acting in the motion picture, as was revealed in a video for Netflix in which she quizzed her assistant Kevin Keating about how well he knows her.

After asking him what her "least favourite performance" was, he replied: "I would say it would be 'Shallow Hallow' (sic)"

Paltrow said: "Exactly."

He replied: "I'm not sure who told you to do that one, but it wasn't me.

"I wasn't there working for you.

"Not around for that."

She started laughing, and then said: "That was before your time.

"See what happened? Disaster".

Paltrow wore a fat suit to portray Rosemary, and she previously admitted feeling "humiliated" when she walked through a hotel wearing the outfit and "no one would make eye contact" with her.

Speaking in 2001, she said: "The first day I tried [the fat suit] on, I was in the Tribeca Grand and I walked through the lobby.

"It was so sad; it was so disturbing. No one would make eye contact with me because I was obese.

"I was wearing this black shirt with big snowmen on it.

"For some reason, the ... clothes they make for women that are overweight are horrible. I felt humiliated because people were really dismissive."

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