Gwyneth Paltrow on Coldplay songs about her, the lead roles she (maybe) turned down + other things she’s super chill about

There’s no denying it: Gwyneth Paltrow is stop-a-clock gorgeous.

Or as Howard recently told her: “Boy, are you hot! Wow.”

But on top of that, the Academy Award winner is super talented. And, as we at SiriusXM recently discovered, completely humble and super chill. Paltrow recently stopped by The Howard Stern Show to discuss her upcoming comedy Mortdecai, which she stars in alongside Johnny Depp. From working with Depp and Robert Downey Jr. to dating Hollywood studs like Ben Affleck and Brad Pitt, there have certainly been a lot of A-list men in her life. However, we all know Paltrow’s really got her sights set on the King of All Media. (Alright, the love of her life is actually her father, but Howard can and will dream.) Paltrow said Depp definitely gets points for being too cool for school.

“I had never done a movie with Johnny Depp, and I love him. He’s brilliant,” Paltrow said. “He’s such an icon, and you go into the room to rehearse and he’s like rolling his cigarettes, and he’s so cool. I just felt like I am not cool enough. He’s got all his tattoos and his cool clothes … He listens to music while he acts.”

And though she and Robert Downey Jr. certainly have chemistry onscreen in the Iron Man films, Paltrow told Howard she thinks of Downey Jr. as more of a brother.

“On Iron Man I, there was literally no script,” Paltrow said. “We would come in, and we would rehearse. And you get sides … And then he would be like, ‘This is garbage’ and rip it up. And I would cringe because the writer would be there.”

Howard insists Paltrow ended things with former fiancee Brad Pitt (and that that’s pretty darn badass). However, Paltrow insists that was not the case.

“I definitely fell in love with him. He was so gorgeous and sweet, and – He was Brad Pitt, you know!?” Paltrow said. “My father was so devastated when we broke up. My father loved him like a son … He was too good for me. I honestly do think I was just too young, and I didn’t know what I was doing.”

Paltrow definitely knew what she was doing when she and former husband Chris Martin decided to “consciously uncouple” last year. Their decision to remain friends and be present in each other’s lives for their children has become a widespread relationship-ending phenomenon (or at least one method a lot of really patient people want to give a shot as opposed to egging houses).

“[‘Consciously uncouple’] is kind of a goofy term. And I didn’t know it was going to cause such a big thing,” Paltrow said.

Paltrow told Howard her father was “the love of [her life].” Although – getting Coldplay songs written about you had to have been pretty epicly romantic.

“Fix You was about [Martin] trying to put me back together after my dad died,” Paltrow said. “It’s pretty nice.”

“God damn right it is!” Howard said.

When it comes to her star-studded ex-list and songs about her playing over the airwaves on the regular, Paltrow keeps super calm. She even told Howard about her best close personal friends – Cameron Diaz, Jay-Z (sorry, ahem, Jay), and Beyonce.

“I have a lot of famous friends, and I have, mostly, not famous friends. My best famous friend is Cameron Diaz, and Jay and Beyonce,” Paltrow said. “I met Jay first at a benefit in New York …They’re the greatest people. They are funny and sweet, and they’re self-aware and really intelligent.”

Howard could not believe Paltrow turned down landmark film roles in Boogie Nights and Titanic. (Although Paltrow really doesn’t remember the latter experience.) Paltrow chooses to focus on everything she has accomplished in her career as opposed to what she has missed out on.

“I look back at some of the choices that I’ve made and think ‘Why the hell did I say ‘Yes’ to that and ‘No’ to that?'” Paltrow said. “But you look at the big picture, and you think there’s a universal lesson here … What good is it going to do me to hold on to roles I [turned down]?”

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