Like most A-list celebrities, actress Gwyneth Paltrow has a lot on her plate. In addition to her acting duties, she’s also a mother, a singer, a food writer and an entrepreneur. While we know that there are many celebrities using Skype, we were pumped to see her set aside time to sit down with entertainment news outlet MSN.com. MSN scored an interview with Paltrow, who plays Robert Downey Jr.’s right-hand woman (and love interest) in Marvel’s Iron Man 3, but it was no ordinary interview. To celebrate the upcoming release of this big blockbuster movie, Paltrow fans all around the world had the chance get in on the fun.
Paltrow’s fans were encouraged to visit MSN’s Facebook page and post their Iron Man 3 questions for consideration. Ten lucky fans ultimately got chosen to ask their original and fun questions to Paltrow via a Skype video call. The chat was a part of an ongoing series of Skype sessions between celebs and fans facilitated by MSN, which kicked off with a live chat with pop-music sensation Katy Perry in July.
Kerri-Ann Roper, Managing Editor of MSN Entertainment UK told me that they started the Skype chat series because they wanted to give fans a unique way of interacting with their favorite stars. “Skype is the perfect vehicle – it’s easy to access and you can use it pretty much anywhere,” Roper said. “It allows you freedom to connect, within seconds, to anyone across the world. You don’t have to worry about barriers such as distance.”
Check out the full video of Paltrow’s Skype chat on MSN below:
Paltrow has become more familiar with using Skype as of late. Recently, she answered questions via Skype from members of the U.S. military live from the red carpet premiere of Marvel’s Iron Man 3. One serviceman asked Paltrow who she missed most while being away filming her movies. “It’s my children that I miss the most,” she said, before thanking the troops for their service. “These are really uncertain times, we appreciate so much what you’re doing, and it’s because of you guys that, when my sons are lying in bed worried at night, I can tell them they’re safe.”
Gwyneth Paltrow uses Skype to speak with soldiers stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Washington from the premiere of Marvel’s Iron Man 3.
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