Amy Sussman / WWD / REX / Shutterstock / Rex USA 1 / 8
Amy Sussman / WWD / REX / Shutterstock / Rex USA 1 / 8

Gwyneth Paltrow never knew she had it so good. The Oscar winner hasn't been in the cinematic field much of late, choosing to focus more on her oft-maligned Goop lifestyle brand, and she's realized that things change when you're not really in front of the camera.

"I had no idea how much I was in a career where everyone kissed my a-- and now people are like; 'F--- you, what's the bottom line?'" she said during a talk at this weekend's Airbnb Open conference.

She even joked that her travel isn't what it used to be. "Now, like, we're on JetBlue," she said.

Gwyneth says it's all worth it.

"I have never felt so professionally fulfilled in my life. It's such a grind, it's such hard work but it's so amazing to be involved in something you believe, making a product you love," she said. "I much prefer it that no-one kisses my a-- any more."

Gwyneth said she will do a movie next year, but for now, "100 percent" of her energy is on Goop, feeling that it's "such an amazing time for entrepreneurship" in the United States -- interestingly, over the summer she distanced herself from Goop.

"I think it's such an exciting time to be an American because we are at this amazing inflection point and everything is kind of up in the air," she said when asked about the past presidential election. "I took a crazy risk. I had a perfectly good day job. I was scared but I had self-belief. I think people are clearly tired of the status quo.

"My big take away was I really need to open my mind," she added, "I need to understand better because I don't."