Gwynnie's becoming known for her eyebrow-raising comments [Getty]
Say what you want about Gwyneth Paltrow, but you can always rely on her to have an original take on, well, just about anything. Her latest crusade is for us all to consider the effect that unkind words could have on our drinking water. No, really
On her Goop blog, Gwyneth has been talking about her ‘belief that water adopts the ‘resonance’ of the energy around it, and that polluted water can be restored through prayers and positivity.’ In other words, don’t go slagging off your glass of water. Not that we imagine you do.
Her theory comes after reading the work of Masuru Emoto, whose studies have involved talking, shouting and playing music to water to observe the effects. His experimenets have been widely dismissed by the scientific community, but Gwyn is convinced that he’s on to something.
And it’s not the first time she’s expressed a controversial view. Let's look back at some of her other corkers...
‘In America, I was at a party and a girl looked at me and said, ‘Oh, my God! Are those Juicy jeans that you’re wearing?’ and I thought, ‘I can’t stay here. I have to get back to Europe.”
‘I’d rather smoke crack than eat cheese from a tin.’
On maintaining a sense of perspective:
‘I would rather die than let my kid eat Cup-a-Soup.’
Gwyneth showcases her healthy lifestyle on Goop [Instagram]
On keeping it real:
‘I am who I am. I can’t pretend to be somebody who makes $25,000 a year.’
‘I feel a sisterhood emerging around me. I’m less threatening now that I’m 40 and not 26 with an Oscar.’
On being her own spirit guide:
‘I’ll never forget it. I was starting to hike up the red rocks, and honestly, it was as if I heard the rock say, ‘You have the answers. You are your teacher.’’
On Googling herself:
‘You come across (online comments) about yourself and about your friends, and it's a very dehumanising thing. It's almost like how, in war, you go through this bloody, dehumanising thing, and then something is defined out of it.’
On being a movie star parent:
‘When you're shooting a movie, they're like, 'We need you to go to Wisconsin for two weeks,' and then you work 14 hours a day and that part of it is very difficult. I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it's not like being on set.'