In her mother’s footsteps

NEW YORK: As she prepares to become a mother for the first time, Gwyneth Paltrow is taking inspiration from her own mother, Blythe Danner, who put her acting career on hold to raise Paltrow and her brother, Jake.

“My mother turned down every fantastic movie there was,” Paltrow told W magazine for its June issue. “She turned down these amazing things that would have made her a huge movie star.” Paltrow played poet Sylvia Plath opposite Danner last year in the film ‘Sylvia’, which she says is “the thing I’ve done that I’m most proud of.” Now that the 31-year-old actress is expecting a child — though she won’t say when she’s due — with her husband, Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin, she proclaims, “I might not work for ages.” — AP