While wellness overlord Gwyneth Paltrow is hellbent on subjecting her body and mind to everything under the wellness umbrella, i.e., living off bone broth, ozone therapy up the ass, coochie candles, and vaginal steaming, Rosamund Pike doesn’t buy into any of that shit. Rosamund did an interview with The Guardian to promote her 10-part BBC audio drama, People Who Knew Me, which happened to lodge a few jokes into the script about Gwyneth’s wellness brand, Goop. Rosamund slammed the trending fad of “wellness,” asserting, “We’re all being conned by the wellness industry.”
In her interview, Rosamund was asked, “The script includes satirical mentions of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop. Do you have much truck with wellness?” Here’s her complete response via the Guardian:
I think we’re all being conned by the wellness industry. This idea that it’s no longer enough to be healthy and we have to be “well” is something that needs to be interrogated. Yet it’s so seductive because it’s in pursuit of things that people are ashamed to want, like youth, beauty and fitness. #MeToo gave women an opportunity to escape some of the demands put on them. Now, in a way, people are voluntarily flocking back to being controlled but in a different guise, by these wellness claims. It’s politicised our food, politicised our exercise and I think it’s really dangerous.
Tell us how you really feel! Can ozone rectal therapy do anything for a case of “Got your ass!“? It’s interesting for Rosamund to make the connection that wellness is taking away the control that women won in wake of the #MeToo movement. At that time, Gwyneth was one of the women to share her story about her dealings with convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein. So, to point out that Gwyneth’s brand and those alike are now taking autonomy from women will be a hard vitamin/supplement for Gwyneth to swallow. Careful Rosamund! Don’t mess with the LA wellness mafia, or you’ll never get a complimentary PR box in that town again!