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Gwyneth Paltrow lost Julia Ormond role in Legends Of The Fall

By Max / Published on Wednesday, 29 Jul 2020 01:01 AM / No Comments / 182 views

Gwyneth Paltrow reveals she almost worked with Nineties beau Brad Pitt on 1995’s Legends Of The Fall but lost the role to Julia Ormond: ‘I really wanted it’

Gwyneth Paltrow almost worked with Brad Pitt on one of his biggest hit films.

During a chat with Rob Lowe on his Literally podcast that debuted Monday, the 47-year-old actress shared that she was up for the role of Susanna in the 1995 film Legends Of The Falls which would have cast her Henry Thomas’ fiancee and then Pitt’s lover, but she lost it to Julia Ormond.

‘I really wanted it,’ said the mother-of-two who went on to date Pitt when she played his love interest in Se7en, which came out that same year.

Stories from the Nineties: Gwyneth Paltrow almost worked with Brad Pitt on one of his biggest hit films. Seen in July 2019 in Paris

Stories from the Nineties: Gwyneth Paltrow almost worked with Brad Pitt on one of his biggest hit films. Seen in July 2019 in Paris

That could have been her: During a chat with Rob Lowe on his Literally podcast on Monday, the 47-year-old actress shared that she was up for the role in the 1995 film Legends Of The Falls as Pitt's lover, but she lost it to Julia Ormond

That could have been her: During a chat with Rob Lowe on his Literally podcast on Monday, the 47-year-old actress shared that she was up for the role in the 1995 film Legends Of The Falls as Pitt’s lover, but she lost it to Julia Ormond

So much chemistry: Ormond's character falls for Pitt who is the wild child of the family

So much chemistry: Ormond’s character falls for Pitt who is the wild child of the family

The Oscar-winning actress dated Pitt from 1994 until 1997 and for a while they were even engaged. 

Gwyneth told Lowe that when she was younger she tried hard to get the films she wanted but it didn’t always work out.

Another example was the 1995 movie Sabrina, which is a remake of 1954 classic that starred Audrey Hepburn as Sabrina Fairchild, a chauffeur’s daughter who grew up with the wealthy Larrabee family.

That role was also snapped up by Ormond, who co-starred with Harrison Ford and Greg Kinnear.

They fell for each other anyway: 'I really wanted it,' said the mother-of-two who went on to date Pitt; seen in 1996

They fell for each other anyway: ‘I really wanted it,’ said the mother-of-two who went on to date Pitt; seen in 1996

Their shared film: They went on to co-star in Se7en, which came that same year; far right is Morgan Freeman

Their shared film: They went on to co-star in Se7en, which came that same year; far right is Morgan Freeman

For his part, Lowe said he lost plenty of meaty roles too like the one Timothy Hutton landed in 1980’s Ordinary People.

And he also said he was offered the role of McDreamy played by Patrick Dempsey in Grey’s Anatomy. That one Rob seemed to regret a lot as he said Patrick has made a whopping $ 70M off that part.

‘Rob, you’re not supposed to talk about money,’ said Gwyneth to her longtime friend Lowe. 

Lost chance: Another example was the 1995 movie Sabrina, which is a remake of 1954 classic that starred Audrey Hepburn as Sabrina Fairchild, a chauffeur's daughter who grew up with the wealthy Larrabee family. That role was also snapped up by Ormond, who co-starred with Harrison Ford

Lost chance: Another example was the 1995 movie Sabrina, which is a remake of 1954 classic that starred Audrey Hepburn as Sabrina Fairchild, a chauffeur’s daughter who grew up with the wealthy Larrabee family. That role was also snapped up by Ormond, who co-starred with Harrison Ford

This is the same interview where Gwyneth told Rob that she learned how to perform oral sex from his wife, which made headlines instantly.

Also on the show Paltrow said she feels uneasy about the ‘advantage’ children of famous parents have in Hollywood.

The Politician actress admitted her actor parents, Blythe Danner and the late Bruce Paltrow, ‘refused’ to let her into the public eye before she turned 18.

And she believes it is vital to raise her and ex-husband Chris Martin’s children, Apple, 16, and Moses, 14, to have a strong work ethic and not to rely on their famous name.

Shucks: For Rob's part, Lowe said he lost plenty of meaty roles too like the one Timothy Hutton landed in Ordinary People. Hutton with Mary Tyler Moore

Shucks: For Rob’s part, Lowe said he lost plenty of meaty roles too like the one Timothy Hutton landed in Ordinary People. Hutton with Mary Tyler Moore

Hard luck: And he also said he was offered the role of McDreamy played by Patrick Dempsey in Grey's Anatomy. That one Rob seemed to regret a lot as he said Patrick has made a whopping $  70M off that part. Dempsey seen with Ellen Pompeo

Hard luck: And he also said he was offered the role of McDreamy played by Patrick Dempsey in Grey’s Anatomy. That one Rob seemed to regret a lot as he said Patrick has made a whopping $ 70M off that part. Dempsey seen with Ellen Pompeo

‘That’s why I think it’s so important … to raise a kid that has a work ethic and whose values are aligned with yours or with their own sense of who they are, etc, because the truth of the matter is the doors can be opened for you, but if you think about all the people who try and it doesn’t happen,’ said the Iron Man actress.

The Goop founder has never wanted Apple – who has a job in a clothing store – or Moses to be spoiled and thinks the best she can do is instill strong values in them.

She said: ‘As a parent you think, all I can do for these kids is teach them right from wrong and teach them what work is.

‘I’ve really tried not to just hand them things.’

Not spoiling them: Paltrow also told Lowe she believes it is vital to raise her and ex-husband Chris Martin's children, Apple, 16, and Moses, 14, to have a strong work ethic and not to rely on their famous name

Not spoiling them: Paltrow also told Lowe she believes it is vital to raise her and ex-husband Chris Martin’s children, Apple, 16, and Moses, 14, to have a strong work ethic and not to rely on their famous name

Her mommy sense: 'That's why I think it's so important ... to raise a kid that has a work ethic and whose values are aligned with yours or with their own sense of who they are, etc, because the truth of the matter is the doors can be opened for you, but if you think about all the people who try and it doesn't happen,' said the Iron Man actress

Her mommy sense: ‘That’s why I think it’s so important … to raise a kid that has a work ethic and whose values are aligned with yours or with their own sense of who they are, etc, because the truth of the matter is the doors can be opened for you, but if you think about all the people who try and it doesn’t happen,’ said the Iron Man actress

Gwyneth – who is married to Brad Falchuk – is very proud of her children and can’t wait to see what they go on to achieve.

Speaking on podcast Literally! With Rob Lowe, she said: ‘I think, it’s really been interesting to be [Apple’s] mother, because as she’s come into her own, it’s almost like, you know, it’s like watching her harness her own power with every passing year, and I’m just like, “What is this child here to do?”

‘She’s so bright and so funny… she’s hilarious.

Get a job kids! The Goop founder has never wanted Apple - who has a job in a clothing store - or Moses to be spoiled and thinks the best she can do is instill strong values in them. She said: 'As a parent you think, all I can do for these kids is teach them right from wrong and teach them what work is. 'I've really tried not to just hand them things'

Get a job kids! The Goop founder has never wanted Apple – who has a job in a clothing store – or Moses to be spoiled and thinks the best she can do is instill strong values in them. She said: ‘As a parent you think, all I can do for these kids is teach them right from wrong and teach them what work is. ‘I’ve really tried not to just hand them things’

‘And Moses is so unique and so deep and like such an old soul — and also really talented. Like, scarily talented.’

The 47-year-old star admitted she won’t let the teenagers have public social media accounts and they ‘understand’ her rules.

She said: ‘I won’t let them be public on any social media or anything like that, I try to keep them out of the public eye as much as possible.

‘You know, now it’s different, ’cause kids are like, “Can I have a YouTube channel?” and I’m like, “No, you can’t. Absolutely not.”‘

Proud of her mini me: 'I think, it's really been interesting to be [Apple's] mother, because as she's come into her own, it's almost like, you know, it's like watching her harness her own power with every passing year, and I'm just like, "What is this child here to do?"'

Proud of her mini me: ‘I think, it’s really been interesting to be [Apple’s] mother, because as she’s come into her own, it’s almost like, you know, it’s like watching her harness her own power with every passing year, and I’m just like, “What is this child here to do?”‘

Her mini Chris: Moses crashed his mom's TV interview from home

Her mini Chris: Moses crashed his mom’s TV interview from home

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