Gwyneth Paltrow brands 'Shallow Hal' a 'disaster' as she dubs it her least favourite performance

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Gwyneth Paltrow hosts a panel discussion at the JVP International Cyber Center grand opening on February 03, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)
Gwyneth Paltrow hosts a panel discussion at the JVP International Cyber Center grand opening on February 03, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)

Gwyneth Paltrow doesn't look back at her role in romantic comedy Shallow Hal fondly, if her latest comments describing the film as a “disaster” are anything to go by.

The 2001 movie saw Paltrow don a fat suit to play Rosemary, a 300 pound woman who appeared as thin to Jack Black's character Hal as a result of him being hypnotised into seeing only "inner beauty" in others’ physical appearances.

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The 47-year-old made the admission as she appeared in a Netflix video for Goop Lab alongside her assistant and friend Kevin Keating who answered questions about Paltrow, including which was her least favourite performance.

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Keating guessed Shallow Hal, prompting Paltrow to confirm: "Exactly."

The poster for <i>Shallow Hal</i> (20th Century Fox)
The poster for Shallow Hal (20th Century Fox)

He continued: "I’m not sure who told you to do that one, but it wasn’t me. I wasn’t there working for you. Not around for that."

"That was before your time," the mother-of-two laughed. "See what happened? Disaster."

Paltrow revealed the favourite of her performances was singing Forget You with Cee Lo Green at the 2011 Grammys.

Shallow Hal has been criticised in the years since since its release for using body shaming to invoke comedy.

396671 25: Actors Gwyneth Paltrow (L) and Jack Black attend the premiere of the film "Shallow Hal" November 1, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396671 25: Actors Gwyneth Paltrow (L) and Jack Black attend the premiere of the film "Shallow Hal" November 1, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

When the Farrelly Brothers comedy originally hit screens, Paltrow gave an interview explaining how she found the way she had been treated while in costume as Rosemary "disturbing".

She shared in a 2001 edition of W Magazine: "The first day I tried [the fat suit] on, I was in the Tribeca Grand [a hotel in New York City] and I walked through the lobby. It was so sad; it was so disturbing. No one would make eye contact with me because I was obese.

"I was wearing this black shirt with big snowmen on it. For some reason, the fat clothes they make …The clothes they make for women that are overweight are horrible. I felt humiliated because people were really dismissive."

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