Gwyneth Paltrow Parodies Herself

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As much as people poke fun at Gwyneth Paltrow’s “conscious uncoupling” or bizarre products like “psychic vampire repellent,” it turns out she isn’t afraid to laugh at herself. The actress-slash-lifestyle guru made a surprise appearance on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend, playing an employee of her own brand, Goop.

During “Weekend Update,” cast member Heidi Gardner was playing a Goop representative having a hard time describing some of Goop’s new products, including a Himalayan salt scrub. When she said she was worried about getting fired by Paltrow if she messed up, the actress swooped in to help her, playing Gardner’s supervisor rather than herself. “[Gwyneth] doesn’t believe in firing, remember? It’s called ‘conscious unemploying,’” she joked.

But even Paltrow’s character couldn’t nail the product description. Here’s what we learned:

  • The scrub is “rated number one in overall salt”
  • Salt is actually “angry sugar.”
  • “GOOP” stands for “Gwyneth Opens Our Paychecks”