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How Gwyneth Paltrow’s dad stopped her from becoming a diva

This is some great advice.

Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed the honest advice her father Bruce gave her that stopped fame going to her head.

In a recent interview, the actress revealed she was on track to become caught up in her own success after winning the 1999 Best Actress Oscar for her role in Shakespeare in Love.

And it seems her dad, the late director Bruce Paltrow, could see it happening.

“I think I was very much believing my own hype, which how could you not?” Paltrow told Harper’s Bazaar. “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 asshole.’”

Bruce Paltrow, Gwyneth, and her mum, Blythe Danner.

While she says she was initially “devastated” by his honesty, Paltrow now knows her dad was right.

“It turned out to be basically the best thing that ever happened to me. It’s the difference between someone who loves you more than anything in the world giving you criticism and getting it from some bitter stranger on the Internet,” she said.

Paltrow, who split from her husband of 10 years, Coldplay singer Chris Martin, in 2014, also talked about how she sees her own children navigating the world when they were born famous.

“I’ve borne these two kids into a particularly strange circumstance. They are going to have to fend off a lot and protect themselves from a lot of projections and prejudice about who they are, coming from the family that they come from,” Paltrow said of her kids, Apple and Moses.

“My daughter is super ballsy. I always follow her lead. I actually don’t need to encourage her to take risks. She likes to push herself; she wants to see how far she can get. It’s really inspiring to see that in a young woman.”

WATCH: Gwyneth Paltrow’s tearful Oscar speech

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