Gwyneth Paltrow recounts brutal advice her dad gave her after her Oscar success

Gwyneth Paltrow revealed that her late dad, TV producer Bruce Paltrow, had some very frank words when he felt fame had gone to her head.

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By Stephanie Larratt

Gwyneth Paltrow revealed a memorable moment when her late dad gave her some tough love.

In an appearance on "The Graham Norton Show", the 46-year-old actress and lifestyle guru spoke candidly about how fame and success went to her head a bit after she won an Oscar at 26 for her role in "Shakespeare in Love."

"I think, incrementally, I started just behaving a little strangely or a little weird," the Goop founder admitted.

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About a year later, her father, the late TV producer and director Bruce Paltrow, sat her down for a chat.

"He said, in his inimitable Brooklyn way, 'Um, you're kind of turning into an a---," Paltrow said, drawing a big laugh from the crowd.

The "Iron Man" star said it was a significant moment in her life.

"He really burst a bubble for me where I could see, oh, this (fame) is actually really dangerous ... ," she added.

Norton had opened the chat by asking Paltrow how it felt to hit it big at such a young age.

"My philosophy is fame is actually not very good for us as people because everybody starts removing all of your obstacles, and I think friction is actually what makes you grow," she said.

Earlier this month, the actress gave fans a different peek at her personal life when she revealed she and her husband, Brad Falchuck, don't live together all the time.

About three nights a week, Falchuck, a TV writer and producer, sleeps at his own house in Los Angeles.

"Oh, all my married friends say that the way we live sounds ideal and we shouldn't change a thing," the actress told London's Sunday Times.