One of our favorite, most quintessentially Gwyneth Paltrow quotes of all time is the one where she revealed she would “rather smoke crack than eat cheese from a can.” That was in 2011, and today Paltrow confirmed that, yes, she still stands by the cringe-worthy sound bite that’s been providing good times and great laughs for nearly five years.
During a question-and-answer session with readers on Goop yesterday, the 43-year-old actress and author wrote: “Hell, yes,” when asked whether she still stands behind that (absurd) quote, adding: “You know, crack might be extreme, but spray cheese is not my kind of party.”
Gwyneth then continued to preach about the importance of balance: “I try to eat on the healthier side, but I’ll tell you, when I have my pizza and wine, I enjoy it to the last crust. Delicious food should be eaten with enjoyment. Balance is always important, but let’s face it, nothing is better than good pizza.”
While she’s still notorious for her rigid eating habits and weird health obsessions (bee sting beauty therapy!?), Gwyneth appears to have mellowed a little when it comes to health and diet, so we’re kind of surprised she decided to stick by the crack comment this week. In the years after that quote made headlines, Paltrow even admitted to smoking once a week (cigarettes, we assume) and told British publication the Telegraph that she enjoys a glass of wine while also reiterating her cigarette habit: “I often have a glass of red wine in the evening and smoke a cigarette on a Saturday.”