Paltrow identifies with obsessive lover role in new movie

June 17th, 2008 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Chris Martin

London, June 17 (IANS) Oscar winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow says she could relate to her role in “The Lovers” because she was once obsessed with her ex-boyfriend. Paltrow, who is now happily married to the rock band Coldplay’s lead singer Chris Martin, plays a woman obsessed with marrying a man. Paltrow revealed that once she was obsessed with her ex-boyfriend who would disappear for long periods of time. quoted her as saying: “Mmm… yes I have felt obsessive love. When I was younger I fell in love with someone. He wasn’t married, but he was into drugs. So he wasn’t around when I needed him because of that. I became quite obsessed with why he didn’t turn up when I wanted him to.

“I was raised by people who love me and I always felt good about myself, but I still got caught up - during that relationship - with thinking that he wasn’t there because there was something wrong with me. I just couldn’t understand why things weren’t working out.”

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