Gwyneth Paltrow's work with Harvey Weinstein may have led to an Oscar win for Shakespeare in Love but working with the producer was anything but easy

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February 19, 2019 09:12 PM

Gwyneth Paltrow is opening up about her “fraught” working relationship with Harvey Weinstein.

The Oscar-winning actress, 46, revealed to Variety that while she may have received critical acclaim for her roles in Emma and Shakespeare in Love — both Miramax Films productions — working with Weinstein, 66, was a tough thing to do. 

“He was a very difficult boss,” Paltrow told the publication. “It was a fraught relationship.”

She continued, “We would get in knock-down, drag-out fights. I remember once, my mother [Blythe Danner] walked in the room and I was yelling at him about something. She was like, ‘Who was that on the phone?’”

When Paltrow told her it was Weinstein, Danner said, “‘Oh, my goodness, good for you. Stand up for yourself.'”

Gwyneth Paltrow, Harvey Weinstein
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After 1996’s Emma, the actress worked with Weinstein again for 1998’s Shakespeare in Love for which she won the Oscar for Best Actress the following year.

Paltrow accused Weinstein of sexual harassment in a lengthy profile in The New York Times in October 2017. Weinstein has denied those allegations.

Since working with Weinstein, Paltrow has starred in a slew of classics, although she admits she’s taken a step back from Hollywood to focus more on other endeavors, such as her lifestyle brand, Goop.

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“I think the movies and the business around them have changed so much in the last 20 years,” Paltrow told Variety.

“I don’t think any of the movies that I’m known for would get made today,” she continued. “Would they make The Royal Tenenbaums? Would they make The Talented Mr. Ripley? Would they make Shakespeare in Love?”

While Paltrow placed acting on hold, the star has remained in pop culture with her role as Pepper Potts in the Iron Man and Avengers films while also launching Goop in 2008.

She is set to star in the upcoming TV series The Politician by Ryan Murphy alongside Lucy Boynton, Zoey Deutch, Jessica Lange, Dylan McDermott and Ben Platt.

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