Gwyneth Paltrow is featured in the November issue of Elle where she opens up about her experiences as just another struggling actress, blissfully unaware of the intrinsic beauty of a freshly frocked cornish hen on the veranda:
Q. Have you ever had a casting-couch experience?
A. Yup. When I was just starting out, someone suggested that we finish a meeting in the bedroom. I left. I was pretty shocked. I could see how someone who didn’t know better might worry, “My career will be ruined if I don’t give this guy a blow job!”
Goddammit, shouldn’t she be braising scones or something? Way to tell young actresses without famous moms and dads that they can get by on sheer talent and moxie. No, really, that’s great advice. Gwyneth Paltrow, everybody. Activist!