Perks come with the territory when you’re an A-list actor, and Gwyneth Paltrow might have found the most lucrative one to date.
The actress-turned-entrepreneur got Disney CEO Bob Iger on the phone to discuss how to scale her lifestyle empire Goop into a business like Iger’s studio — a position that earned him $43.9 million in compensation last year.
“I called Bob Iger, because I had been in the Marvel movies, and I was like ‘Hi, is there any way I could just, like, talk to you for one hour?'” Paltrow said during a recent sit-down wth Fast Company to discuss her aggressive expansion into consumer and health retail, and thought-leadership summits around the world.
“He was very generous with his time, and he gave me advice that’s been invaluable,” said Paltrow, who plays the CEO of Stark Industries (and love interest to Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man) in the Marvel movies.
Paltrow explained she was “looking at companies that I could aspire to be, like, one one-thousandth or one one-millionth of what they are, like Disney, which is a huge benchmark.”
These days the Oscar winner is too preoccupied with Goop to grace the Marvel cinematic universe — she last appeared in “Iron Man 3” and has no confirmed plans to return. Relationship trouble between Potts and Stark was alluded to in last year’s blockbuster “Captain America: Civil War,” so it’s up in the air if and when she might return.
Paltrow last appeared on screen in 2015’s “Mortdecai,” alongside Johnny Depp, Ewan McGregor and Olivia Munn.