Gwyneth Paltrow has been in the news lately after she announced her break-up from the rock singer Chris Martin, of the band Coldplay.
But it wasn't a celebrity breakup that got tongues wagging this week.
In an interview with E!, reflecting on the demands of motherhood, the actress said:
"I think it's different when you have an office job, because it's routine and, you know, you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening. When you're shooting a movie, they're like, 'We need you to go to Wisconsin for two weeks,' and then you work 14 hours a day and that part of it is very difficult. I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it's not like being on set."
Well, did that set of some fireworks! Talk about out of touch.
The best response I read was a column in the NY Post. Working mom Mackenzie Dawson had a thing or two to say to the star. Here's a juicy passage from Dawson's column:
As a mother of a toddler, I couldn’t agree more!
“Thank God I don’t make millions filming one movie per year” is what I say to myself pretty much every morning as I wait on a windy Metro-North platform, about to begin my 45-minute commute into the city. Whenever things get rough, all I have to do is keep reminding myself of that fact. It is my mantra.
You can read the whole piece here.