Gwyneth: Ross’s obscene joke was ‘hilarious’

Gwyneth Paltrow has said she found Jonathan Ross’s lewd joke about her ‘hilarious’, but her father-in-law was not so amused.

Last November, the BBC Trust condemned an edition of BBC One’s Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, in which the host said he would ‘****’ the actress if his wife permitted.

In an interview with Elle magazine, Gwyneth was asked if she found the remark offensive or hilarious. She replied: “Hilarious to me. Very offensive to my father-in-law.”

Gwyneth’s father-in-law is Anthony Martin, father of Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

The actress also said she is wrongly thought to be a ‘goody two-shoes’, adding: “I’m probably less square than people think. I never get drunk to the point of throwing up or anything. But I get very warm and talkative.”

Gwyneth talked of her love of cigarettes, which she has given up. Her father, Bruce Paltrow, who died in 2002, had been undergoing radiotherapy for oral cancer.

She continued: “Once you have children, if you’ve witnessed a death like I did with my father, you just can’t. I’d never want to put them through what I went through. So I don’t do it. But I’ve decided that when I’m about 70 I’m going to start smoking again.”

The star also spoke up for her friends Madonna and Lily Allen. Of Madonna, she said: “She’s the most ambitious person I know. Very driven.”

The actress has made two films produced by Allen’s mother, Alison Owen. She said of 23-year-old Allen and the negative publicity she receives: “Lily is not a women yet. She’ll be OK because she’s a smart girl, and very talented.”

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