Gwyneth Paltrow: 'I Won't Do Botox Again ... I Looked Like Joan Rivers!'

04/11/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

Gwyneth Paltrow Harper's Bazaar cover BotoxCourtesy Harper’s Bazaar

Gwyneth Paltrow‘s life is all about balance these days. She’s balancing her movie career with her business ventures. Being a mom with finding time for herself.

And, she confesses in the May issue of Harper’s Bazaar, “finding the balance between cigarettes and tofu.”

The healthy-living queen, who admits in her revealing interview that she treats herself to one cigarette a week, also owns up to mixing high-tech skincare with organic products.

But when it comes to more than just laser treatments, she’s still hesitant. “I would be scared to go under the knife, but you know, talk to me when I’m 50. I’ll try anything. Except I won’t do Botox again, because I looked crazy. I looked like Joan Rivers!”

Paltrow also says she’d love to move from the artsier films she’s known for to an “outrageous girl comedy” — not least of all, we assume, because she doesn’t have to get in the superhero shape necessary for her skin-baring scenes in Iron Man 3.

Not that it’s such a challenge, though: “There are certain requirements, but luckily I have a good base because I work out often,” she says. “I just had to not eat pasta and french fries the night before shooting– which I’m terrible at doing.”

For lots more candid conversation from the star — including how Jay-Z has inspired her and whether she’ll have another baby — visit and pick up the new issue, on stands April 23.

–Alex Apatoff

Gwyneth Paltrow Harper's Bazaar cover BotoxCourtesy Harper’s Bazaar

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noelle on

go away gwyneth and take your friends Kim and Beyonce with you

boke7 on

Sometimes I think the Academy gives Oscars to actors whom they want to just go away for good and I think blond bore Gwyneth is one of them. yawn.

Heather on

Cigarettes and Botulism + Health Food and Macrobiotic = One Crazy A$$ Paltrow!

Guest with 3 Names on

I used to believe Gwyneth Paltrow had all the confidence in the world. While I agree balance is key and “treats” are important, she gives me the impression she is trying to be perfect, and that she feels less than perfect. She is fighting aging instead of letting her natural beauty and personality to come through. A balance of healthy body, mind and spirit is key to living a rich, fulfilling life.

Jt1260 on

Is she feeling overshadowed by her BFF “Queen Bey” lately? The two of them have been overexposed more than usual.

nothx on


Dina on

I am glad to see people feel the same way I do about Gwyneth Paltrow. Healthing living doesn’t involve smoking. She is such a hypocrite.

KH Martin on

This out fit is the exact same out fit Kristen Stewart wore to her “On The Road” premiere back in November 2012. Too funny! Wonder how long it will take the press to compare these pics?

Nachomamma on

I have more respect for Joan Rivers!

sherry on

Ugh!!! Does she ever get sick of talking about herself?! Everything always sounds like she is praising herself..I don’t get it i don’t think she is so great..She is very self centered and a hypocrite..Poor husband and kids!!

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