Gwyneth Paltrow - Paltrow Convinced Depression Was A Good Thing

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Gwyneth Paltrow is convinced the depression she went through following the death of her father and birth of her son was good for her - because it put her life in perspective.
The emotional upheaval in her private life left the Oscar winner suffering postpartum depression after baby Moses was born in 2006 - and she admits there were days she "felt like a zombie".
Last year (11), the actress told Good Housekeeping magazine, "I couldn't access my heart. I couldn't access my emotions. I couldn't connect. It was terrible... I just thought it meant I was a terrible mother and a terrible person."
But Paltrow has come to realise her depression was necessary because it helped make her realise Hollywood wasn't as important as her family.
In a new interview for Vanity Fair editor Krista Smith's TV show Out of Character, she explains, "I didn't know really what was wrong with me... It changed me.
"It was great because it also became so clear to me what was important to me. At that time I just had no interest in career whatsoever. My agents would be like, 'This is getting weird. If you don't (get) re-engaged everyone's gonna forget about you.' I was like, 'I don't care. I'm not leaving the babies'. It was so worth it."


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