Gwyneth Paltrow has a new movie to promote–tackling the rather on-trend subject of sex addiction with Mark Ruffalo in this year’s Thanks For Sharing. As such, news outlets are asking her all kinds of uncomfortable questions about sex and fidelity and whether or not she has any food neuroses (her character does, but she most certainly doesn’t).
Anyway, Refinery29 asked her a number of personal questions about sex and dating and Paltrow (always game for a surprise or two) offered up this strangely candid response:
Speaking to the movie, do you think you could you stay in a relationship with a sex addict?
“I’m an extremely open-minded person, so I think if it was something I knew I was getting myself into, I wouldn’t let it deter me from exploring the relationship.”
She also emphasizes honesty early on relationships. Oh, and:
Cheating and sex addiction are similar, but still very different. Could you stay with someone who cheated?
“I think that if the idea of being committed to someone is important to you, you begin to value certain parts of your social life over another. No couple is the same, and as such, every couple takes on different challenges. I would like to think that I would be forgiving and/or forgiven, but I can’t give an honest answer as I haven’t really experienced that.”
And if Paltrow’s nuanced view of fidelity and relationships doesn’t surprise you, she even makes fun of herself: when she’s asked the obligatory question of what it was like working with Ruffalo, she replies, “A long time ago, Mark and I did a really classic movie together that was shockingly snubbed by the Oscars called A View From the Top…”
…You probably don’t remember the movie (a rom com starring Paltrow as flight attendant) because it has 14% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Read the rest over at Refinery29.
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