Gwyneth Paltrow is on the latest episode of The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet, chatting with host Amanda about her life. When Amanda asked about her imperfections, Gwyneth replied, "How long is your show?" Gwyneth went on to discuss how hard it is for her to discipline her kids, and how even though she doesn't have endless patience, perhaps it's a good thing for her little ones, Apple and Moses.
On the season finale of Lifetime's new interview show, The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet, Gwyneth Paltrow opened up with the show's host about female sexuality. She talked about the repercussions of young women and girls being overtly sexual and what female sensuality means to her. In the interview, Gwyneth describes female sexuality as an "intensely private thing," and says that if it's outwardly expressed in public it's "fake." She says, "These girls are denying themselves real sexuality by trying to conform to something." Watch the clip now, and check out some of our other favorite quotes from The Conversation here.
Tonight is the season finale of one of our favorite new shows, The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet, with guests Donna Karen, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ivanka Trump, and Joy Bryant. On the Lifetime show, British TV personality and photographer Amanda de Cadenet sits down with a variety of celebrity women in all walks of life — from Miley Cyrus to Jane Fonda — to discuss the things we all care and talk about: sex, relationships, motherhood, body image, and depression, to name a few. Each week, ladies like Christina Applegate, Crystal Renn, and Arianna Huffington inspire with their words of wisdom, and you can't help but feel the girl-power love by the end of the episode. We've gathered some of our favorite quotes from the women so far; check them out now, and read our interview with Amanda for a behind-the-scenes look at the show.
We explained why we love photographer and British TV personality Amanda de Cadenet and her new show The Conversation, and tonight is the second episode!
We chatted with the motorcycle-riding mom of three (who's married to a rocker, no less) about everything from sex positions to The Bachelor to the benefits of marriage, but what Amanda's really passionate about is the plight of today's women. On her new Lifetime show The Conversation, Amanda gets into some heavy topics with famous women like Jane Fonda, Kelly Preston, Zoe Saldana, Sarah Silverman, and Gwyneth Paltrow. And she couldn't help but gush about her ladies, who she says are "truly women's women," in addition to opening up about how our sex as a whole needs to start sticking together. Here's what she said:
TrèsSugar: What did you learn from doing these interviews?
Amanda de Cadenet: That women globally are addressing very similar issues in their lives, and that we're not actually that different. I've met so many good people, and that was really the overwhelming feeling: Wow, there are some good people on the planet.
TS: What part of a woman's life do you think we're most scared to talk about?
AC: I would say people have a lot of shame about their relationships. Most women who I know have stayed in a less-than ideal relationship for way too long, and they get embarrassed to say, "Yeah I'm still with this person because I just can't leave."
Or people are uncomfortable saying, "I hate the way my body looks." It's just not PC to be down on your body these days, but the truth is that most of us are. So I love that my ladies are very outspoken about their bodies and how they feel about them. There's been this kind of picture painted, a standard that's been set, by whom I don't really know, that to be a woman who's having a successful life you have to be OK with your body, be earning enough money, be in a relationship. If you're a woman of a certain age you're supposed to have children. You're supposed to be conforming to society's idea of what it means to be a successful woman. None of us are, by the way. And that's part of what The Conversation is about: Who created this notion of what it means to be a woman on the planet? Because none of us are living up to it. And the reality is what we're actually talking about on the show, which is that no one's doing it perfectly. We're all doing the best we can do. And Jane Fonda at 73 says, "I'm finally whole." Gives us all permission to be human, right?
For the rest of the interview and photos of Amanda with some of the women she interviewed, keep reading!
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You may not know British TV personality and photographer Amanda de Cadenet yet, but we promise you she's someone you'd want to sit down and have a chat with. Which is exactly what she's doing with a plethora of high-profile women (many of whom are her friends) for her new show The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet. Coproduced by Demi Moore and Amanda, The Conversation is a new Lifetime series premiering April 26 that features intimate, one-on-one interviews between Amanda and various female celebrities, politicians, and musicians on the issues women care about. It's also sprinkled with "real" women on the street answering similar questions.
This week we were lucky enough to chat with Amanda over the phone, and we can't wait to share her musings on her personal relationships and life challenges, her thoughts on hot topics like Fifty Shades of Grey, and what it was like interviewing some of today's most famous and influential women on the tough topics we all can relate to. But first off, who is Amanda de Cadenet and what makes her so cool? Here are six things to know:
- Cool runs in the family. Her mom was a model and her dad is a race car driver.
- She's a motorcycle mama! Her dad taught her how to ride when she was only 6 years old, and her favored mode of transportation today is her Ducati.
- At only 14, she became the host of two TV shows in the UK: The Word and Breakfast.
- After her TV gigs, she decided photography was her passion, and she became the youngest woman to shoot a Vogue cover. She's also shot for magazines like Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair, in addition to ad campaigns for Converse, Roxy, and Absolut.
- She's got a thing for rockers! Her first husband was Duran Duran bassist John Taylor, and her current hubby is Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi.
- The 39-year-old mom has 5-year-old twins with Nick and a 19-year-old daughter from her first marriage.
With many of these intimate discussions taking place on the couch in her own LA home, Amanda isn't afraid to get real about everything from sex positions to body image with such stars as Jane Fonda, Zoe Saldana, Sarah Silverman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Eva Longoria, Gabby Sidibe, and many more. And Amanda is proud of her ladies, telling us that they all make great role models. She said, "They're kind women. They're very compassionate. They're very down-to-earth, and they are truly women's women. You know how people say, 'She's not a women's woman'? These woman are."
Stay tuned for more of our interview with Amanda, and check out a preview of The Conversation below!
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