Newton envied Paltrow's self-esteem

British actress Thandie Newton confesses she was once jealous of actress Gwyneth Paltrow - because she matured so quickly.

The pair, now both 35, met while working on the 1995 period drama Jefferson In Paris - and Newton admits she was stunned that someone her own age could be as self-assured as Paltrow.

She says: "I remember when I first met Gwyneth Paltrow, we were both 21 and working, and she was just this luminous, effortlessly cool young woman. And I was so incredibly self-conscious and shy. I was for a long, long time. And we were so similar and yet so different.

"And she just felt so entitled. She had an entitlement about her which I didn't have. I mean, look, it's complex, all kinds of reasons. But that's what I'm talking about."

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