Written by Zoë Holloway, October 12, 2016

Gwyneth Paltrow is Harper’s Bazaar’s latest cover star, and while the Academy Award-winning actress may seem pretty down-to-earth these days, there was a time when she wasn’t – in fact, so much so her own dad called her an arsehole!

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Speaking with the publication, the 44-year-old confessed that after winning the Oscar for Shakespeare in Love, she was ‘very much believing my own hype’.

‘I was sitting with my dad, feeling great about my life and everything that was happening, and he was like, “You know, you’re getting a little weird… You’re kind of an arsehole.” And I was like, “What the hell?” I was totally devastated. But it turned out to be basically the best thing that ever happened to me.’

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES:  Gwyenth Paltrow cries as she receives the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in "Shakespeare in Love" during the 71st Academy Awards 21 March 1999 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.  (ELECTRONIC IMAGE)  AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

She adds, ‘What my dad said to me was the kind of criticism where I was like, “Oh, my God, I’m on the wrong track.” I’m so grateful to him for doing that.’

The actress also went on to dish what Beyoncé is really like, admitting that while some celebs have an ‘overpowering energy’, Beyoncé is ‘so dialled down’ and ‘very shy’ – who would have thought!

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