Gwyneth Paltrow: Just A 1950s Housewife?

Gwyneth Paltrow
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Gwyneth talks about her role as a housewife and the great advice she got from ex Brad Pitt's mom.

As most know, Gwyneth Paltrow has gone from Oscar-winning movie star to movie-star mommy over the past several years. Even though her schedule is crazy-packed—the talented lady is shooting films, doing Glee and basically starting a new career in country music—she still makes time to play the role of wife and mother to her husband, Chris Martin, and their two kids, Apple and Moses, respectively. In fact, Gwyneth is trying to convince us that at heart, she's really just June Cleaver.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, she said: "I am traditional in a 1950s housewife way—cooking, making sure everyone's fed and everything's in order. I think a wife has a responsibility to make a home and to protect the family… I also believe that a wife should have the choice to work or not. My mother was a less traditional wife than me; she was working to support the family."

So, Gwynnie insists she's only a star in the basic sense of the word. She even has a trick to keep herself grounded—one she picked up from Brad Pitt's mom when the two were engaged back in the '90s. Which is interesting...

"My life can be surreal sometimes—like singing at the Oscars," she said. "But last week I was at home with my children in the kitchen, and I threw a tea towel over my shoulder—as soon as I do that I feel grounded. Brad Pitt's mum taught me that… it's always there while you're cooking."

We guess you really can pick up nuggets of wisdom from anywhere... or anyone. If we were mega-stars and needed a reality check, we'd totally try out Mrs. Pitt's advice, too.

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