Fans have always known that celebrities keep their Oscar trophies in the most unusual places. But Gwyneth Paltrow has broken all records of unusualness with her revelation that she uses it as a doorstep. She uses it as a prop to open a door at her home! Paltrow revealed this in a recent video for Vogue’s 73 Questions series. Let’s get into the details of why she decided on this most unusual place.
“It Works Perfectly Fine”!
Paltrow won her Oscar in 1999 for Best Actress in Shakespeare in Love. In the interview, she said nonchalantly that she used the Academy Award as a doorstep. “It works perfectly,” she said. Paltrow has always had a love-hate relationship with her Oscar trophy. The trophy should be glad to even see the light of day. Back in 2005, Paltrow revealed that she kept her trophy “tucked away at the back of the bookshelf in my bedroom because it weirds me out.”
“For weeks after I won I kept it in storage,” she said. “I won’t even put it on the mantlepiece, the thing freaks me out.” She has said that she hadn’t been able to “feel good about it” but on the contrary, she was “sort of embarrassed,” by seeing it. The reason she has given is that the trophy “brings up weird, traumatic feelings” which she associates with a “tough time” in her life.
Thinking back about the time, Paltrow recalled that her father had been seriously ill around the time of her win, and the reaction she received after winning took away the happiness from the moment for her. “He was debilitated,” Paltrow said speaking of her father, Bruce Paltrow, who passed away in 2002.