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Gwyneth Paltrow 'recalls role rejection'

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Gwyneth Paltrow

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Gwyneth Paltrow has disclosed that she was denied a role in director John Madden's 1994 film Golden Gate because a studio executive felt that she "was not pretty enough".

The Country Strong actress told The Sun that the rejection was particularly hard for her take given that she was just 19-years-old at the time.

"He [Madden] wanted to hire me but an executive at the film company ruled that I was not pretty enough," she said. "You can imagine what that does to your confidence in your teens!"

The star continued: "I found that at the time the best way to deal with it was to be in total denial. But now I simply don't read any articles about myself and just carry on with life.

"I wish I could have dealt with the fame and the knock-backs in a better way when I was young. I now know if something is going to work out, then it will. I have learned, over the years, to trust my instincts."

Paltrow later worked with Madden on 1998's Shakespeare In Love for which she earned a 'Best Actress' Academy Award.

Country Strong is now playing in US cinemas and is released on March 25 in the UK.

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