Gwyneth Paltrow didn’t want any ordinary doorstop in her Hamptons home, and stated that her Oscar ‘works brilliantly’ for the purpose.
The Marvel favourite welcomed us into her gorgeous Amagansett estate for a new interview, and she did not disappoint.
In the chat, as part of Vogue’s 73 Questions series, the 51-year-old gave a cameraman – as well as all of us – a glimpse into the house, jokingly pointing out the bizarre function that her Academy Award plays.
The videographer saw the door was propped open by something really bright in the dirt as he walked through the garden gate into her home.
‘What a beautiful Academy Award,’ they exclaimed as the camera panned down to the dirt, where Gwynnie’s Oscar happened to be kept.
‘My doorstop,’ she beamed, without skipping a beat. ‘It works perfectly.’
In 1999, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Shakespeare in Love, beating out Cate Blanchett, Fernanda Montenegro, Meryl Streep, and Emily Watson.
Most people display their Oscars on a mantelpiece or in a prominent location in their office, but dirt works just as well…
During her garden tour, Gwyneth was also asked about her favourite Coldplay song, proving that she is still a major lover of ex-husband Chris Martin’s work.
She chose her finest song, Life Is For Living, from 2000, but didn’t elaborate, instead performing portions of the lyrics for the camera.
‘But life is for living, we all know. And I ain’t gonna learn,’ she belted out before admitting: ‘I don’t remember the words.’
Never, ever change, Gwyneth.
Elsewhere, she showed off a recent snapshot on her camera roll, which happened to be a candid shot of son Moses working on a photography project, proving she was every inch the pleased mum.
‘I think it was motion capture. Something that I don’t fully understand,’ she explained.
‘I like to sneak in and capture a moment.’
Fans were ecstatic to see the film and thought Gwyneth’s tour was amusing, complimenting her efforts in the comments section.
‘Gwyneth has her Academy Award as a door stopper omg,’ one replied.
Another agreed: ‘I love how Gwyneth has finally gotten to an age where she can be unapologetically out of touch but in a funny way. (Oscar as a door stop).’
As a follower added: ‘I genuinely find her so relatable, absolutely love her & Goop!!’