Gwyneth Paltrow So Bored With Acting, Covets Jessica Simpson’s Brand Empire
If you thought Gywneth Paltrow had it all, think again.
She may have an Oscar, a successful marriage and two children with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, an ongoing role in the Ironman franchise, and two cookbooks under her belt — but she still wants more.
Paltrow now wants to imitate the post-spotlight career and shift the kind of units made by ex-singing and reality star Jessica Simpson, says Us magazine.
“She admires Jessica’s empire, she wants to make a killing,” a source tells the magazine,”she’s lost her passion for movies.”
Paltrow’s rep confides to Us that the actress isn’t planning on giving up acting completely, adding:
“She won’t quit acting. Her plan is to do one, maybe two supporting parts a year.”
A self-declared nutrition and health obsessive, reportedly the 40-year-old star wants to focus on building her lifestyle website, Goop, and the fitness company she co-owns with trainer Tracy Anderson.
So lets take a look at Simpson’s statistics, what exactly does Paltrow admire so much?
After a singing career which blossomed from the late 90′s went south — though she enjoyed some levels of success up until 2009 — the ”I Wanna Love You Forever” star attracted huge viewing figures in MTV’s Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica which aired from 2003-2005 and co-starred her now ex-husband, ex-98 Degrees boy band singer Nick Lachey.
The Jessica Simpson Dessert by Jessica Simpson brand which carried edible perfume, lip gloss, and other beauty products launched in April 2004, with a spin-off line Dessert Treats following in 2005. Simpson also teamed up with celebrity hairstylist Ken Pavés selling a range of hair and beauty products on the Home Shopping Network.
In 2006 she created the Jessica Simpson Collection initially designing and marketing handbags, and footwear. A savvy brand licensing deal that gave fashion developer the Camuto Group the rights to market Simpson’s name worldwide netted her $15 million in 2005.
Add in her e-commerce site BeautyMint, the Jessica Simpson’s Intimates line, fragrances, a partnership with Destination Maternity following the birth of her first child last year with pro-football player Eric Johnson, a new baby shoe line, plus her regular gig hosting NBC’s Fashion Star — and it’s clear why Forbes calculated Simpson made between $14-20 million from 2011-2012 alone and now commands a net worth of around $100 million.
If all of above is what Paltrow has in mind from here on out, those are some pretty impressive cowboy boots to fill. Do you think the actress should stick to acting or make a go at becoming a brand mogul like Simpson?