Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is living most women’s dream life. She’s beautiful, rich, talented, business savvy, funny, and self aware.
Oh, and she’s friends with Beyoncé.
For all of those reasons, 44-year-old Paltrow sadly gets a lot of flak. But in a new interview conducted by Samantha Bee for Harper’s Bazaar, Paltrow seems like the shine theory hero we need.
Shine theory is a term regularly used by podcast hosts Ann Friedman and Aminatau Sow on their popular show Call Your Girlfriend to explain how it’s much more beneficial to support your other women than to compete with them. In an article she wrote for The Cut, Friedman sums it up: “I don’t shine if you don’t shine.”
In her Harper’s Bazaar interview, Paltrow promotes her new clothing line, goop Label — but she also doesn’t seem put out to be asked a question about someone else in an article that is supposed to be about her.
When Bee asks her what Beyoncé, 35, is really like, Paltrow takes the time to throw some shine on her friend of over a decade.