When it comes to Gwyneth Paltrow
, there's a good chance she won't remember appearing in a film, let alone a specific scene or line of dialogue (our apologies, Tom Holland).
To be fair, there are a few Paltrow performances we'd like to forget existed as well (raise your hand if "Shallow Hal" still haunts you). But there is one on-screen moment she'll cherish forever.
Paltrow expressed her genuine affection for a specific scene from Wes Anderson
's "The Royal Tenenbaums
" during a discussion with cast members including Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston, and Luke Wilson at the 20th anniversary
screening of the beloved film on Monday.
In one of the film's most touching scenes, Paltrow's character Margot Tenenbaum steps off the bus, reuniting with her brother Richie (Luke Wilson), for whom she has a secret crush. Set to Nico's cover of "These Days," the slow-motion sequence ends with the two characters embracing as the song continues.
“My dad was there, and it was this very special day,” Paltrow said of the scene, according to Entertainment Weekly
. “I really, really hate seeing myself in a movie ever, and that’s kind of like the only scene that I can watch
of myself, like my entire career.”
Only a year after the release of "The Royal Tenenbaums," the actor's father, Bruce Paltrow, died unexpectedly in Rome
of complications from pneumonia.
Throughout the years, the Goop co-founder has spoken fondly of her father, a film and television
Paltrow recalled in a recent Vogue video how her father surprised her by buying the jewelry she wore on the red carpet
at the 1999 Academy Awards
, where she won her first and only Oscar.
“I wore the earrings and necklace when I got married to Brad as a way of keeping my dad there with us,” she said of her 2018 wedding to writer
and producer Brad Falchuk, before joking, “You guys made me cry, you dicks! I hate crying in public.”
Paltrow also discussed her "Tenenbaums" character's unique sense of style, which she says has inspired "many a Halloween costume" in the years since.
“I think the best thing about how Margot dresses is that it’s totally original and totally enigmatic, which is her,” she said in the video, “she’s really hard to figure out, and her clothes say that.”