Gwyneth Paltrow Says People Would Be 'Quite Shocked' to Learn Which Movies She Gave Up to Raise Her Kids

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The actress is mom to daughter Apple and son Moses, who she shares with ex-husband Chris Martin

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Gwyneth Paltrow and daughter Apple

Like most moms, Gwyneth Paltrow has made sacrifices as she's raised her two kids.

While speaking to Zanna Roberts Rassi for a segment on Today about how her brand goop is launching a clean beauty brand, good.clean.goop, the actress, 51, was asked if there were any movies she turned down when raising her daughter Apple, 19, and son Moses, 18, who she shares with ex-husband Chris Martin.

"There were a lot," Paltrow admits.

"I mean it’s funny because it didn’t feel like a sacrifice to me at the time, but if I look back at it through a cultural lens, I think like, wow, if people know that I didn’t do this movie or that movie, they’d be quite shocked," says the mom of two.

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While speaking with PEOPLE for a November cover story, the Goop founder shared that she hasn't been in an entire movie since before her daughter Apple was born.

"Well, it's kind of ironic because I really stepped away from acting when Apple was born," Paltrow told PEOPLE. "The last time I was in every scene of a movie was when I was pregnant with her."

"When I had her, it just, everything felt redefined for me, and I thought, 'I'm not sure that I want to do this so much as a career. I definitely don't want to...I'm not going to go away for months on end.'"

In March, the actress spoke with The Sunday Times and shared how she was feeling about her son Moses leaving for college in the fall.

"In the fall, Brad [Falchuk] and I have boys that will be going off to university," Paltrow said of her son Moses and her husband's son Brody. "It'll be interesting to see how the morning routine changes with no kids in the house."

"On the one hand, incredible sadness. A deep sense of impending grief," the actress said of how she feels about the kids leaving. "On the other hand, this is exactly what should be happening."

"Your kids are supposed to be, you know, young adults who can achieve and cope and make connections and be resilient. That's exactly what you want. And that means they leave the house."

Paltrow added that she's "been so defined and so fulfilled by motherhood."

"It's like the guiding force. It's what I return to. I observe a lot of my friends who've had kids who've gone off to college. Your changes. And you know, they come home a lot and all that stuff, but it's not quite the same as living under the same roof all the days of the year. So I'm just trying to be open to what that means."

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