KEY POINTS

  • Gwyneth Paltrow said it’s heartening to see how empowered her daughter and her generation of girls are
  • The Goop founder says her daughter Apple has a sense of “entitlement” but is “not spoiled”
  • Paltrow credited the MeToo and the Black Lives Matter movements for bringing about change in Hollywood

Gwyneth Paltrow believes that her daughter and her generation of girls have a nontraditional "sense of entitlement" that will help bring in a new era of workplace equality.

On Wednesday, the "Iron Man" actress opened up about her 16-year-old daughter, Apple, during the virtual Adobe MAX conference, where she spoke about inclusivity in Hollywood and empowerment.

"By the time my daughter is in the workforce, those girls are not going to stand for it. When I see my daughter with her friends, they are so empowered," Paltrow said. "They have, and I mean this word in the best possible way, they have a sense of entitlement that's beautiful."

“It's not spoiled, it's like, ‘No, we are here for what the boys are gonna get too.’ I find it very uplifting and heartening that we all seem to be going in this direction together,” the 48-year-old actress continued.

Paltrow also spoke about female representation in Hollywood, which she said was slowly starting to change. She credited the MeToo movement as well as the Black Lives Matter movement for playing huge roles in the changes in the industry.

"I think what we are saying collectively as a culture and as a society is 'We are done with that paradigm of patriarchy of white men', and I think the patriarchy itself sort of feels like it's cracking and is starting to embrace a much wider variety of voices and races and genders," she said.

The actress shares Apple and son Moses, 14, with ex-husband Chris Martin.

Paltrow previously spoke about her role in the MeToo movement in the January 2020 issue of Harper's Bazaar. She was one of the first actresses to speak out against Harvey Weinstein and accuse the disgraced film producer of sexual harassment.

The actress said that though gender inequality, sexual abuse and harassment continue to be a problem to this day, the movement was “the accumulation of so many years of this happening.”

The Goop founder said her growing wellness empire as well as her long years in Hollywood have helped her get to a position where “no one’s going to f---” with her. But she isn’t blind to the differences in the ways men and women, both in the entertainment industry as well as the corporate world.

“Having gone to a lot of these summits and conferences, a question that I and other women get asked a lot is, ‘Do you have impostor syndrome?’” Paltrow said of the questions usually directed at male and female executives. “No man has ever been asked that on any panel that I’ve ever sat through. Not one time.”

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Gwyneth Paltrow is pictured on Nov. 15, 2018 in New York City. Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Dior
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