Gwyneth Paltrow believes kids of celebrities "almost have to work twice as hard" to succeed.
She shared her thoughts on an episode of Hailey Bieber's YouTube show "Who's In My Bathroom?"
Paltrow said it is harder for celebrity children because "people are ready to pull you down."
Gwyneth Paltrow said celebrity children in Hollywood "almost have to work twice as hard" as others in the industry to prove themselves on Wednesday's episode of "Who's In My Bathroom?," a YouTube show hosted by Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin).
The Academy Award-winning actress began by acknowledging the privilege she experienced as the daughter of actress Blythe Danner and director Bruce Paltrow. "As the child of someone, you get access other people don't have, so the playing field is not level in that way," said Paltrow.
"However, I really do feel that once your foot is in the door, which you unfairly got in, then you almost have to work twice as hard and be twice as good, because people are ready to pull you down and say, 'You don't belong there,' or, 'You are only there because of your dad or your mom,'" the Goop founder added.
The sentiments resonated with Bieber, who said "I need to hear this today" in response.
She is not the only high-profile actress to be called out in connection to having family members in the industry.
Jennifer Aniston, the daughter of "Days of Our Lives" star John Aniston and the late actress Nancy Dow, received backlash for saying the internet had promoted a culture "of people becoming famous for basically doing nothing" in a Variety Actors on Actors interview with Sebastian Stan in June. The comment resulted in Aniston being called a "nepotism baby" on Twitter.
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See the full conversation between Paltrow and Bieber below.
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