Gwyneth Paltrow ‘Turns’ Into Gabrielle Hamilton
Hollywood actor Gwyneth Paltrow, last seen with Robert Downey Jr. in the Iron Man 2, is now turning her attention to more challenging roles, like that of lesbian chef Gabrielle Hamilton. Paltrow has been offered the role of Hamilton, for the big-screen adaptation of Gabrielle’s memoir, “Blood, Bones and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef.”
One Actor, Many Roles
She is an actor and everyone knows that but these days, Gwyneth is becoming more of a foodie and a foodie writer. Her recent stint at writing about food was her book, “My Father’s Daughter,” which got caught up in a controversy too. However, that has not stopped Paltrow from pursuing her goals in the kitchen. It is probably this obsession with food that inspired the producers of the movie on Hamilton to go to Gwyneth for the lead role.
Another ‘Julie & Julia’
At the first instance, it may look like this movie is another “Julie & Julia” in making but that is not the case. However, the film is being launched “in a similar vein as Julie & Julia.” There is no writer for the film yet, and its producers have already produced films like “Adventureland” and “Junebug.” Hamilton’s book describes her journey of becoming a chef and proud owner of the “Prune” restaurant in New York City. In fact, her restaurant has already been described as the go-to place if one wants to enjoy “unpretentious American home-cooking with eccentric, multicultural influences.” Hamilton says that she spent her early college years as “a staunch Marxist feminist, a budding lesbian, a black nationalist sympathizer, and a literary advocate.”
Gwyneth Wants the Role
Gabrielle Hamilton’s memoir has already been an acclaimed work, which has won a spate of awards, as well as its critics and fans too. Many admirers of this book have described it as “a gospel for a lot of aspiring food writers.” Since Gwyneth is an “aspiring writer” herself, she is keen to do this role. She makes a mean paella, as she has shown once on the Ellen Degeneres show. However, the cooking community has not accepted her as a real cook. When Paltrow’s book “My Father’s Daughter” was released, she told a food website, “He loved food, we loved to cook together. We would watch Food Network together when it was actually instructive and instructional. And we would always call each other when we ate somewhere great or if we got an idea for something. So he was kind of my cooking teacher and my inspiration.”
Since Gwyneth has been trying too hard to enter the culinary circles, let us hope that this movie role brings her the desired success. Otherwise, she will have to satisfy herself with brief appearances on food shows only.