Gwyneth Paltrow has decided that she’s thankful for how post-natal depression put her life into perspective.
During a segment of the television show Out of Character, Paltrow said that post-natal depression changed me. It was great because it also became so clear to me what was important to me.”
She explained, “At that time I just had no interest in my career whatsoever. My agents would be like, ‘This is getting weird. If you don’t [get] re-engaged, everyone’s gonna forget about you.’ I was like, ‘I don’t care. I’m not leaving the babies.’ It was so worth it.”
Paltrow also revealed a recent incident with her daughter Apple being scared about a “Harry Potter” movie she’d seen.
Apparently, Apple “was worried that this image that she had seen in Harry Potter was gonna be in the room. I said, ‘but I’m in the room.
Just turn around and hand me the towel.’ She was like, ‘I can’t do it.’ And finally I was just like, ‘Apple, hand me the towel, seriously!’ And she was like, ‘I am seven years old, I’m a child and you need to respect my fears…I am right to feel this way.’ And then she said, ‘And by the way, you told me three months ago you were gonna work on yourself and your patience.”
Out of the mouths of babes.