Even though “Jeopardy!” quizzes contestants on a wide range of topics, one question about Gwyneth Paltrow had contestants’ heads spinning on Wednesday’s episode.
Katie Couric, who began her guest-hosting stint on Mar. 8, introduced the category “I’ve Won an Oscar and an Emmy” to contestants before leaving them stumped with the following question.
The $600 question asked contestants to identify the actor who won an Oscar for the 1998 film Shakespeare in Love, while also winning an Emmy for her work on “Glee.” After asking the question, it was nothing but crickets from the contestants. When no one pushed their buzzer, Couric responded hilariously, by adding, “She’s gonna be upset.”
Gwyneth Paltrow Question Leaves Contestants Puzzled On ‘Jeopardy!’
If you knew the answer, congrats! Now, go audition for “Jeopardy!” If you didn’t know, we’ll fill you in. In 1999, Paltrow won the Oscar for “Best Actress” for her portrayal of Viola de Lesseps in Shakespeare in Love. Later, in 2011 she won an Emmy for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for her role as Holly Holliday on “Glee.”
Today, Paltrow has traded her profession of actress for business woman. In a 2020 interview with Harper’s Bazaar, the Goop founder spoke about her experience in the entertainment industry and whether or not she would make a return to acting.
“Literally never — nev-er,” Paltrow said. “When I was acting I really burned myself out. When the flywheel kicked in, I was doing three to five movies a year. I really got to the point where even the little things, like sitting in the van going to set, getting your makeup touch-ups, and everything — I really don’t know that I can bear it.”
However, Paltrow made a return to acting when she partnered with her husband and producer Brad Falchuk and “Glee’s” Ryan Murphy when she made appearances in Netflix’s “The Politician.”
“The last movie I starred in, I was pregnant with my daughter,” Paltrow continued. “It was a movie called ‘Proof,’ an adaptation of a play I did in London, and I was like, ‘I’ve had it. I can’t do this anymore.’ I had morning sickness and I was dying, and I had these five-page monologues. So when I had her, I knew I was going to take a big chunk of time off. And I’ve never starred in anything again.”