14/08/2014 12:36 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Gwyneth Paltrow Talks Her Work Life Balance And Moving Back To London In Red Magazine

Gwyneth Paltrow is Red's December cover star and aside from the radiant photoshoot plus her guest editing spot at the magazine, Gwyn shares a few words of wisdom in her latest interview.

When it comes to coping with her critics (and the tell-all Vanity Fair feature that may or may not be published), Paltrow made it clear that she just doesn't care.


"This is the thing, it's like the older I get I realise it doesn't matter what people who don't know you think. It doesn't matter. You're wasting your energy. It's like, if your partner comes to you – or your best friend – and says, 'Listen, I want to talk about something you did that hurt me, or I think you could improve', sit down and listen to what they have to say. But some friend of so-and–sos – it's like, who gives a shit?"

She uses the same strategy for balancing her busy work schedule with her family life.

"I personally think that the work/life balance for a woman should be exactly what she feels is right for her," Paltrow tells the magazine. "And nobody else can set her time schedule. And nobody else can tell her how many hours a week she needs to devote to this, that or the other... f**k what anybody else says... It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. That's what we've got to let go of."


As for her recent move to Los Angeles, Paltrow insists that it's not a permanent thing. Why? London is Gwyneth's "favourite city" and although she's having a ball hanging out with "the girls [she] grew up with" in California, the actress eventually wants to settle in the UK.

"I don't want [Apple and Moses] to be teenagers in LA. No way. I'm looking at this like two years, three years tops, then we will go back".


To read the full interview with Gwyneth, the December issue of Red is on sale from 6 November. See behind-the-scenes footage of her shoot at

More of the star's sleek style below: