Gwyneth Paltrow Says "Doing Cocaine And Not Getting Caught" Was Why The 90s Were "Great"

Gwyneth Paltrow reminisced about her experience in the 1990s, describing the decade as "great" and jokingly attributing it to the ability to use cocaine without getting caught.

Paltrow, who is now 50 years old, gained fame in the 1990s through her early roles in films such as Seven (1995) and Emma (1996). She found success in 1998 with a string of hit films, including Sliding Doors, Perfect Murder, and Shakespeare in Love, for which she received numerous awards.

The next year, Paltrow starred in the film The Talented Mr. Ripley alongside Matt Damon and Jude Law. She then began the new era with her roles in The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and Shallow Hal (2001).

Paltrow also attracted attention for her personal life, including her high-profile relationships. She dated Brad Pitt from 1995 to 1997, getting engaged at one point but ultimately calling it off. Additionally, she was in a relationship with Ben Affleck from 1997 to 1999, briefly reconnecting after working together on the film Bounce.

Currently, Paltrow is focused on her lifestyle brand Goop and balancing her responsibilities as a mother to her two children with ex-husband Chris Martin.

However, this has not prevented her from reminiscing about the past, as she recently spoke about the decade on The Late Late Show with James Corden, where she was a guest alongside Hilary Swank.

Corden questioned the pair about their experiences with fame during a time when there were no social media platforms to contend with. He asked what it was like to be "so famous" in the era with "no nothing."

"What was it like - I can imagine it was amazing?" he posed.

Paltrow replied: "It was great. I mean, talk about doing cocaine and not getting caught!

"Like, you could just be at a bar and be, like, having fun, dance on a table... no camera phones."

She added: "Especially in New York, interestingly enough, there were no paparazzi.

"You could stumble out of a bar and go home with some rando and no one would know."

Paltrow also discussed the feeling of an "empty nest" now that her daughter, Apple, has gone to college. She mentioned that she is not handling it well.

"It's a huge change, because she's really hilarious and she's got a big presence," she said of Apple.

Regarding her teenage son, Moses, Paltrow continued: "When we're round the dinner table now, somebody comes over to Moses and says, 'You know, what is it like with your sister not home?'

"And he's like, 'Quiet.'"

As the others said 'Aww!' in sympathy, Paltrow added: "I know!"