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Gwyneth Paltrow Agrees With Cord Jefferson’s Oscar Acceptance Remarks

Gwyneth Paltrow Agrees With Cord Jefferson's Oscar Acceptance Remarks

Gwyneth Paltrow talked on the new episode of Hot Ones about superhero movies and how the whole industry is running behind making such movies. When the episode host Sean Evans brought up the topic of the Oscar acceptance speech of Cord Jefferson for American Fiction, Paltrow did not miss a beat to comment on it.

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Notably, Jefferson urged the creators and insiders of the industry, saying,

Instead of making one $200 million movie, try making 20 $10 million movies.

Iron Man’s Pepper Potts could not agree more with his remarks. She said,

I absolutely understand where he’s coming from.

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Not only did she agree with him, but Paltrow also shared that Jefferson’s perspective is completely reasonable. She said,

You want to have the best chance of having a strong ROI. People put a lot of money into these things and they want them to be profitable.

The actress who has featured in the superhero franchise Iron Man along with ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ and ‘Avengers: Endgame’ said,

But I think if I look at the industry as a whole, this big push into superhero movies … you can only make so many good ones that feel truly original, and yet they’re still always trying to reach as many people as possible, which sometimes hinders quality or specificity or real point of view.

Marvel fans might only remember her for her character of Pepper Potts, but the 90s decade was the real period when Paltrow gained prominence. Her notable works include The Talented Mr. Ripley and Shallow Hal, among others.

Not only this, the 51-year-old actress won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Viola de Lesseps in the 1998 iconic period rom-com Shakespeare in Love.

Reminiscing about her days, Paltrow said,

I grew up doing those [mid-budget] movies and I sometimes lament the fact that I look back at some movies I made in the ’90s and think that just wouldn’t get made now.

Further, sharing her interesting point-of-view, she said,

You get more diversity of art when there is less at stake and people can, sort of, express their true voice and make a film the way they want to make it. And I think those are generally the more resonant ones.

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