Angelina Jolie takes veiled jab at Gwyneth Paltrow saying Hollywood mums shouldn't complain
Published 23/05/2014 | 13:37
Paltrow caused controversy earlier this month when she said in an interview with E!:
"I think it's different when you have an office job because It's routine and, you know, you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening.
"When you're shooting a movie, they're like, 'We need you to go to Wisconsin for two weeks,' and then you work 14 hours a day and that part of it is very difficult.
"I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it's not like being on set."
"I'm not a single mom with two jobs trying to get by every day"
"I have much more support than most people, most women in this world. And I have the financial means to have a home and health care and food.
She added that being a successful actress means she is able to pick work that fits around family life.
"When I feel I'm doing too much, I do less, if I can. And that's why I'm in a rare position where I don't have to do job after job. I can take time when my family needs it."
She then appeared to directly refer to Gwyneth's comments.
"I actually feel that women in my position, when we have all at our disposal to help us, shouldn't complain.
"Consider all the people who really struggle and don't have the financial means, don't have the support, and many people are single raising children. That's hard."
Gwyneth later clarified her interview comments on her blog:
"Film work takes one away from home and requires 12-14 hours a day, making it difficult to be the one to make the kids their lunch, drive them to school, and put them to bed."
She continued: 'This somehow was taken to mean I had said a 9-5 job is easier, and a lot of heat was thrown my way, especially by other working mothers who somehow used my out-of-context quote as an opportunity to express feelings (perhaps projected) on the subject."