Gwyneth Paltrow Was Starstruck Over Meg Ryan: ‘I Couldn’t Even Be Myself’

Gwyneth Paltrow is opening up about the actors she once got starstruck with.

During her SiriusXM interview, the 48-year-old Goop founder revealed that she was awestruck over Meg Ryan and recalled working with her on Flesh and Bone.

“I was so starstruck around her,” Gwyneth admitted. “Like I could not, I felt like I couldn’t even be myself.”

She added that she was “so nervous around her and she had just had a baby. She was so nice.”

Gwyneth explained that even though she came from a famous Hollywood family (her parents are Bruce Paltrow and Blythe Danner), that “when Michael Douglas is at dinner or something, you’re a kid. You don’t know. That’s just your parents’ friend and then you grow into the idea that this is a big movie star.”

With Meg though, it was different for her.

“I had this reverence for Meg Ryan, or like Julia Roberts, you know, when I saw Pretty Woman, when I was a senior in high school. And in those women, I felt like illumination within myself,” she said. “Like, ‘Oh my God, this is what I want to be. They’re so brilliant and charming and funny, and they’re lighting up the world and that’s what I want to do.’”

“So it felt so personal to me, you know,” Gwyneth added. “When I first met Meg, I couldn’t believe it. But I always was starstruck by the people that really moved me.”

In the same interview, Gwyneth opened up about one thing that led her to give up acting.

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