Date: 17th May 2001
GWYNETH PALTROW got a startling taste of what life's like as a fat person - and was disgusted by what she discovered.
Paltrow dons a 300 pound (136 kilogrammes) fat suit for her role in the latest FARRELLY BROTHERS' movie SHALLOW HAL (2002), and found life without long thin legs and a shapely waist very different.
She says, "The first time that I put it on, we were in New York City at the TRIBECA GRAND HOTEL and I walked all through the lobby, talking to the bell boy and the concierge. "I got kind of emotional because nobody would make eye contact with me. It was really concerning and really sad. " (SVD/WNV/ES)