Gwyneth Paltrow Traded Major Movie Career for Motherhood: "You Can't Have It All"

"Iron Man 3" star hasn't headlined a film since she had Apple and Moses, and reveals she only takes one supporting role a year now.

By Rebecca Macatee
|  Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012  |  Updated 10:30 AM EDT
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Actress Gwyneth Paltrow talks balancing motherhood and career in the new issue of In Style UK.

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Gwyneth Paltrow is an actress, Goop goddess, chef and author, but her most important role of all is being a mom.

The "Iron Man 3" star tells InStyle U.K.'s January issue she has no regrets about choosing to stay home and spend time with her kids, Apple and Moses, in lieu of continuing her movie career as a leading lady.

"I think some people, they don't understand the choice that I've made," she says. "I guess it can be seen as a risk because I don't have the same movie career that I used to have, where I star in movies three times a year. I haven't even starred in a movie since I had my kids. I just look for interesting supporting--biggish supporting parts, and try to do one a year, and that's my limit."

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"Some women can do it and that's fantastic, but I can't," she admits. "You make choices as a wife and mother, don't you? You can't have it all. I don't care what it looks like."

"I'm inherently a risk taker," she says. "I think I definitely do things my own way."

That she does, and it sure seems to be working out.

Check out Gwyneth Paltrow's looks in our Fashion Spotlight!

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