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Sunday Territorian 6 Oct 2019



Sunday Territorian 6 Oct 2019


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SUNDAY OCTOBER 6 2019 TV 23 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Sitting pretty As she returns to TV for Netflixs The Politician, Gwyneth Paltrow is at peace with the world, writes Michele Manelis Breaking Bad gardening australia If you liked... If you liked... detective FANS of the brilliant Breaking Bad and its spin-off Better Call Saul have been waiting for this day bracing to go back into the darkness of this world created by writer-director Vince Gilligan. Having met the man in LA, its always been hard for me to fathom how someone so sweet and congenial could conjure such a wildly violent and intense series. But such is his talent and the devotion he engendered from the cast and crew, actor Aaron Paul (pictured) aka Jesse Pinkman leapt at the chance to revive his role in this movie-length epic. The TV event was shrouded in secrecy and only announced quite recently, with the action to pick up moments after the TV show ended in 2013 when Pinkman was seen making a dramatic escape and driving to El Camino. RETURNING for season seven of this affecting biography series, Julia Zemiro walks down a wild and overgrown memory lane with Gardening Australia host Costa Georgiadis (pictured). The loveable star welcomes the always affable Zemiro into his Bondi home, the same family home he lived in during a happy childhood spent running between his parents place and his grandmothers around the corner. The youngest of three and the only boy, Georgiadis was, of course, the apple of his familys eye. Hes returned that unconditional love helping to raise his godchildren after the death of their mother; while also caring for his father, who sadly died last year after a long battle with illness. This episode, like the man, has such heart. el Camino: a Breaking Bad movie Streaming from friday, netflix on foxtel iQ4 Julia Zemiros Home delivery 8pm, WedneSday, aBC try try Holly Byrnes WHEN it comes to Gwyneth Paltrow, youre likely in one school of thought or another: you love her or you loathe her. The 47-year-old daughter of late film director and producer Bruce Paltrow and actor Blythe Danner has attracted more than her fair share of criticism over the two decades-plus shes spent in the spotlight. From the unconventional advice she dispenses via her lifestyle brand Goop to the unorthodox ways she divorced and recently remarried, Paltrow knows shes a polarising woman of our time. There was her conscious uncoupling from first husband and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin in 2014 after 10 years of marriage, continuing to coparent and protect their children, Apple, 15, and Moses, 13. We wanted to do it in a way that would be the least traumatic for them. It took a lot of work but I think it really paid off, she says. My ex and I are really close. We remain a family, even though were not a couple, she explains, before adding honestly: But Im sure Ive f----d the kids up in other ways. Last year she found wedded bliss again with writer-director Brad Falchuk, who she met on the set of Glee back in 2010. They began dating in 2014 but decided not to live together in the early months, in deference to the two children each brought to the relationship from their previous marriages. We got married almost a year ago but we decided to keep our separate residences and make the transition for the kids a little bit more gentle, especially because we both have teenagers. She smiles. And its actually worked out well. We finally moved in together which is really fun. Of course, there are always complications, but I think its going well. Its not the conventional choice but from her career roles to her domestic structure, shes expected to do the unexpected all while puncturing her own reputation. Like her latest role in the quirky Netflix drama series The Politician, playing the glamorous but weirdly Oedipal adoptive mother of the titular character Payton Hobart (played brilliantly by TV newcomer and Broadway star Ben Platt). In a melding of Glee and The Royal Tenenbaums, the Tony award-winning Platt, who breaks into song often, is undeniably the star of the show; while his characters belief in himself as one destined for political greatness is supported by his sycophantic mother. Being a mother myself certainly helped me to understand how deep a mothers love is, especially that you see what heartbreaking sacrifices she is making for him, Paltrow says. Her husband also works on the series, co-producing the project with Ryan Murphy with Paltrow crediting Falchuk with getting her back on TV. It was great to work with Brad. Hes a brilliant writer and hes the only person who I think could have got me back to acting, she says. Its fun. Hes my favourite director, so I especially love it when he directs an episode. It was also great to work with Ryan again. We all worked together on Glee and had such a fun experience, she recalls. I love the character, and of course, I love her outfits. For those who love Paltrows red carpet appearances, she parades around as Georgina Hobart in The Politician in an eclectic and eccentric wardrobe donning an extravagant red ball gown to do the gardening in episode one. So has politics ever interested Paltrow? No, God no, she protests. No, I think we are in a very polarised moment politically and I think its such a shame, nobodys listening to anybody else and its causing a lot of divisiveness and a lot of pain. But no, Ill never run for office. Paltrow began her Hollywood career as a typical ingenue, landing a slew of plum roles many for Harvey Weinsteins then company, Miramax including Seven (1995), Emma (1996), Sliding Doors (1998) and Shakespeare in Love (1998), for which she won the Best Actress Academy Award. It was Paltrows secret testimony to the New York Times journalists who wrote the critical investigation into his alleged sexual assaults and harassment history that helped convince others to tell their own stories of abuse. I like getting older, she offers. The best part is that you get to really know yourself and when that happens, youre able to live with integrity and a lot of peace comes with that. You behave close to who you are, your word and your deed are close together. I think you understand whats really important in life, which is your relationships, and also how you feel in your own skin. Up close, she looks remarkably youthful, insisting shes not so very different in any regard from her much younger self. I think Im very much the same as I was then. I love to have fun, love to ask questions, love to travel and try things, and Im still pretty irreverent, unfortunately, to this day, she laughs. Obviously Ive grown up. Im more humble, hopefully wiser. And overall, I think I have the same spirit now as I did back then. Im looking forward to the next chapter. Loved up: Above, Gwyneth Paltrow as Georgina Hobart in the quirky Netflix drama series ThePolitician; left, with her writer-director husband Brad Falchuk. tHe PolitiCian Streaming noW on netflix, availaBle on foxtel iQ4

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