Gwyneth Paltrow says she turned into an ‘a**hole’ when she became a worldwide star after starring in Shakespeare in Love.

The now 46-year-old, won an Academy Award for the movie in 1998, in which she played  Viola de Lesseps, the lover of William Shakespeare.

Speaking to the Sunday Times, Paltrow said “Look, I’m famous, I get famous-person treatment.”

“You don’t want to be an a**hole, but slowly if people start removing obstacles for you, if you live in a world where you never have to sit in line, where people don’t confront you, where they don’t tell you the truth, that’s what you become.

“That’s what I became after Shakespeare In Love and was, for the moment, the number one female movie star in the world.”

She went onto to say that her late dad Bruce gave her a wake-up call.

“Luckily, my dad burst my bubble for me in a way that it could never be reconstructed,” she said. “I guess the only regret is that I had to turn 40 to start getting my head out of my a***.