How Old Was Gwyneth Paltrow as Margot in The Royal Tenenbaums?

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We’re not sure who’s luckier here: Legendary Chanel head designer Karl Lagerfeld and The Royal Tenenbaums actress Gwyneth Paltrow took a selfie together in January 2016.

Before the epic selfie, Gwyneth flew into Paris for the Chanel show during the Paris Haute Couture Week.

Gwyneth Paltrow wears her hair down as she arrives at the Chanel showGwyneth Paltrow wears her hair down as she arrives at the Chanel show held on January 26, 2016, during the S/S 2016 Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture (Credit: Radoslaw Nawrocki / WENN)

15 years earlier, she starred as the sexually promiscuous Margot Helen Tenenbaum in the 2001 American comedy-drama film The Royal Tenenbaums. It features a lesbian scene with Tatiana Abbey as a Parisian girl.

Tatiana Abbey and Gwyneth Paltrow as lesbian lovers in The Royal TenenbaumsTatiana Abbey and Gwyneth Paltrow as lesbian lovers in The Royal Tenenbaums (Credit: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution)

Directed by Wes Anderson and ostensibly based on a nonexistent novel, the film also stars Danny Glover, Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, and Owen Wilson.

Who could forget her pin-straight bob, eye makeup, and the luxurious fur coat that was made exclusively for the movie by Italian fashion house Fendi?

Luke Wilson (as Richie Tenenbaum), Gwyneth Paltrow (as Margot Tenenbaum), Gene Hackman (as Royal Tenenbaum), Ben Stiller (as Chas Tenenbaum), Anjelica Huston (as Etheline Tenenbaum), Danny Glover (as Henry Sherman), Kumar Pallana (as Pagoda); (two children in front) Grant Rosenmeyer (as Ari Tenenbaum), and Jonah Meyerson (as Uzi Tenenbaum)Luke Wilson (as Richie Tenenbaum), Gwyneth Paltrow (as Margot Tenenbaum), Gene Hackman (as Royal Tenenbaum), Ben Stiller (as Chas Tenenbaum), Anjelica Huston (as Etheline Tenenbaum), Danny Glover (as Henry Sherman), Kumar Pallana (as Pagoda); (two children in front) Grant Rosenmeyer (as Ari Tenenbaum), and Jonah Meyerson (as Uzi Tenenbaum) (Credit: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution)

Paltrow told USA Today it’s the only movie featuring herself that she’ll watch. “I have a memory of my dad visiting,” Paltrow said of her father, Bruce Weigert Paltrow, who died suddenly from pneumonia in 2002.

“He came the day that we did a scene where I’m getting off the bus and Richie’s picking me up, and my dad was there. It was a very special day.”

“I also really hate, hate, hate seeing myself in a movie ever and it’s kind of like the only scene that I can watch of myself of my whole career.”

“I have so many great memories,” Paltrow said about filming the movie.

“I really loved the scene of Gene and I in the ice cream parlor. Doing that was really like a partner highlight for me, to do that scene with him, even though he was a little intimidating. He was sweet to me and that was really special,” she said about Hollywood icon Gene Hackman.

Gwyneth Paltrow as Margot Tenenbaum in a plush, toffee-colored Fendi fur coatGwyneth Paltrow as Margot Tenenbaum in a plush, toffee-colored Fendi fur coat (Credit: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution)

The movie was filmed using around 250 sets in New York City. New York Magazine TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz told Vulture that Paltrow was only available for a few days of filming.

No, it was a real house. At the time I was very adamant that this would be a real place and that we have to make it a real place. The movie’s scheduled around the actors — it’s a little jigsaw puzzle. We have Ben for these three weeks, and we have Gwyneth for only these ten days, and everything is built around that. I felt like they had to have this real place that exists that they can walk into and say, “This is my room. Here’s my room.” And they did. It was also quite practical, I think. The roof was the real roof. It was all one place. The only cheat was with their kitchen, which was in the house next door, because this place had no windows—it was not going to work. But the rest of it’s all there — it’s near Convent Avenue and 144th Street in Harlem, just north of City College. The hotel where Gene Hackman is living at the beginning is the Waldorf.

After debuting on October 5, 2001, at the New York Film Festival, The Royal Tenenbaums received positive reviews from critics. It was Anderson’s most financially successful film until 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Born on September 27, 1972, in Los Angeles, Gwyneth Paltrow turned 29 on September 27, 2001, just days before the film’s release.

Her co-star Luke Wilson, who portrayed tennis expert Richie Tenenbaum, turned 30 on September 21, 2001.

Luke Wilson (as Richie Tenenbaum) and Gwyneth Paltrow (as Margot Tenenbaum) in The Royal TenenbaumsLuke Wilson (as Richie Tenenbaum) and Gwyneth Paltrow (as Margot Tenenbaum) in The Royal Tenenbaums (Credit: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution)

The Royal Tenenbaums was the third movie by director Wes Anderson, and it essentially cemented his reputation as a visionary filmmaker with a unique and distinctive cinematic style.

As both a hilarious comedy and a shocking drama, the film follows the lives of three gifted siblings from the dysfunctional Tenenbaum family.

A lie from the desperate Royal Tenenbaum (Gene Hackman) and a misguided attempt to reunite his family keep the plot moving, resulting in an emotional rollercoaster of emotions with a beautiful aesthetic and an incredible soundtrack.

Bill Murray as Raleigh St. Clair and Gwyneth Paltrow as Margot Tenenbaum in The Royal TenenbaumsBill Murray as Raleigh St. Clair and Gwyneth Paltrow as Margot Tenenbaum in The Royal Tenenbaums (Credit: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution)

As with most of Anderson’s films, The Royal Tenenbaums had a star-studded ensemble cast. Gwyneth Paltrow gives a great performance at age 29 in the role of Margot, while 36-year-old Ben Stiller and 30-year-old Luke Wilson nail it as her adoptive brothers Chas and Richie.

Ultimately, The Royal Tenenbaums is a masterful piece of cinema. It is gloomy, hilarious, and impeccably shot, making it an excellent contender for one of the top movies of 2001.

Attending the Chanel fashion show, Gwyneth loyally wore a checkered high-neck buttondown jacket with a matching pleated skirt, a clutch, and an interesting pair of suede pumps with logo-embossed heels. Her entire look is from Chanel.

Gwyneth Paltrow's feet in black Chanel pumpsGwyneth Paltrow’s feet in black Chanel pumps (Credit: Radoslaw Nawrocki / WENN)

Despite not wearing makeup, Gwyneth didn’t mind taking the opportunity to snap a photo with the legendary designer who has led Chanel in its incredible fashion journey throughout the years.

Gwyneth Paltrow wears a black-and-white Chanel look to Paris Fashion WeekGwyneth Paltrow wears a black-and-white Chanel look to Paris Fashion Week (Credit: Radoslaw Nawrocki / WENN)

Here’s a look at that selfie.

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and Gwyneth PaltrowFashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and Gwyneth Paltrow (Credit: Gwyneth Paltrow’s Instagram)

Chanel rarely makes their shoes available online, so we have yet to spot these logo-emblazoned pumps on the internet.

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