"I felt so upset to be completely misconstrued and I never, ever would have said that," the Oscar-winner told People.Every time a celebrity gets caught with foot-in-mouth they've been misquoted, mistranslated, taken out of context or misconstrued. I guess it's tough to be understood without a script girl handing you your lines.
"I definitely did not say that I think the British are more intelligent and civilised than Americans. I am a New York girl, that's how I always think of myself and see myself."
The mother of two went on to explain: "This is what I said. I said that Europe is a much older culture and there's a difference. I always say in America, people live to work and in Europe, people work to live. There are positives in both.
"Obviously I need to go back to seventh-grade Spanish!"
Monday, December 04, 2006
Paltrow: "I was misquoted"
Today's, er, tomorrow's New Zealand Herald is reporting that Gwyneth Paltrow is in damage control mode after her shocking discovery that her anti-American comments weren't well received on this side of the Atlantic.