"[Being a celebrity] makes [doing business] much more difficult. For the business I'm creating, it's an obstacle I always have to overcome," she explained. "For example, Reese [Witherspoon], who is a dear friend, has this quickly growing Draper James [clothing] business, and she leverages her celebrity in a great way for her brand."
"For this model -- where I'm trying to make Goop bigger than me and its own brand -- you become inextricably linked," she continued. "I'm a target in a way most entrepreneurs are not."
Paltrow, does admit, however, that her celebrity can "open doors" as well.
"I don't know many young entrepreneurs who can call [Disney CEO] Bob Iger, [Facebook COO] Sheryl Sandberg or [Airbnb founder] Brian Chesky, and they are kind enough to waste a little bit of their day to help me. So in that respect, my celebrity has been a huge asset," she said, before opening up about expanding her business into an area she's more familiar with: show business.