Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter has revealed how Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow issued a ‘Kim Jong-un’-style demand to friends in a desperate attempt to ban them from talking to the magazine.
The longtime editor of Vanity Fair has broken his silence after months of speculation over what was reportedly set to be an ‘epic takedown’ of the divisive star.
And he reveals how the ‘brouhaha’ led to Gwyneth, 41, phoning him in October and asking how to get the ‘haters’ on her side – to which he joked ‘put on 15 pounds’.
Writing in the March issue of Vanity Fair, Mr Carter insists the original story was simply borne out of his request that he wanted a piece on the Shakespeare in Love star after noticing ‘that people tend to have passionate opinions on the actress’.
‘What began so innocently quickly took a turn, however’, he admits in his monthly Editor’s Letter in the new issue, ‘Once the story was assigned, the writer reached out to Paltrow’s representatives and friends, and Paltrow sent the now-infamous email to her show-business pals.