Gwyneth Paltrow: I feel sexy ‘all the time’
Gwyneth Paltrow feels sexy "all the time".
The ‘Mortdecai’ star has learned to love her body more as she has got older and credits the "ups and downs" in her life for making her feel beautiful.
Asked when she feels sexiest, she said: "I think that when you know yourself well and you’ve lived your life with lots of ups and downs and you get to be in your 40s, I think that you feel pretty good all the time."
The 44-year-old actress – who has Apple, 12, and Moses, 10, with her ex-husband Chris Martin – is very "mindful" of dressing "appropriately" despite being in the spotlight.
She added to Entertainment Tonight: "I try to be appropriate. Even when I was in my 20s, I was never extremely proactive in the way that I dressed and it’s something that I’m mindful [of now].
"I love when women feel confident and dress in a sexy way, but at the same time, you want to find a balance [between] what’s within the woman and her brain. So it’s a good combination of sexiness and intelligence that’s sort of the goal."
Meanwhile, Gwyneth previously confessed she worries about "f***ing up" as a mother.
She shared: "The other night, I was in the bath and I texted my best mom friend, ‘Am I f***ing this up?’ And she was like, ‘No! Breathe. We all feel this way, take a step back. Your kids are great.’ It’s tough, but it’s the most important thing I do by far.
"It’s challenging, rewarding and very emotional. It’s like going through childhood again, but standing next to the people that you love more than you’ve ever loved anybody in the world and helping them bear their heartaches and mistakes and triumphs.
"I think our parents all parented out of instinct and how they were parented, and it takes an incredible amount of energy to divert from that path and be like, ‘No, I want to think about this.’ So not just being reactive and carving out the time to think about how you want to handle something – how you want to help shape them and help support them."