Paltrow says it was difficult to prove herself because of the stigma surrounding nepotism.
“As the child of someone, you get access other people don’t have, so the playing field is not level in that way. However, I really do feel that once your foot is in the door, which you unfairly got in, then you almost have to work twice as hard and be twice as good. Because people are ready to pull you down and say ‘you don’t belong there’ or ‘you are only there because of your dad or your mom or whatever the case maybe be’.“
However, the “Shallow Hall” actress, who is mother to Apple, 18, and Moses,16, with her ex-husband Chris Martin, said that being the child of someone in the industry should not be limiting as nobody should have a “negative impact” on anyone else.