The 44-year-old mother of two puts on a leggy display as she poses in a teeny black bikini, matching high heels, a sexy monokini and a curve-hugging black dress, all the while roaming the aisles of a cereal-filled supermarket.
The bizarre, high-fashion photos accompany Paltrow's interview with Full Frontal host, Samantha Bee, in which she recalls the time her father called her an "a**hole" and reveals what it's really like to be friends with Beyonce Knowles.
Paltrow says that upon winning an Oscar for Shakespeare in Love when she was "maybe 27 years old," she started to believe her own "hype." That's when her father, Bruce Paltrow, gave her a wake-up call. "I was sitting with my dad, feeling great about my life and everything that was happening, and he was like, 'You know, you're getting a little weird...You're kind of an a**hole,' And I was like, 'What the hell?' I was totally devastated," she admits. "But it turned out to be basically the best thing that ever happened to me."
Paltrow adds that once a person is in their 40s, the "a**hole" phase should be over. "If you haven't taken all of life's incredible knocks and disappointments and used them to become a fully integrated, self-expressing person by the time you're 40, then what can I tell you?" she proclaims.
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The Goop mogul has sought to instill this no-nonsense attitude into her children, Apple, 12 and Moses, 10. "In my case, I've borne these two kids into a particularly strange circumstance. They are going to have to fend off a lot and protect themselves from a lot of projections and prejudice about who they are, coming from the family that they come from," she explains. "My daughter [Apple] is super ballsy. I always follow her lead. I actually don't need to encourage her to take risks. She likes to push herself; she wants to see how far she can get. It's really inspiring to see that in a young woman."
Gwyneth Paltrow through the years
Gwyneth Paltrow through the years
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0194 -- Pictured: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow on January 14, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CRUEL DOUBT -- Air Date 05/17/1992 -- Pictured: Gwyneth Paltrow as Angela Pritchard -- Photo by: Gary Null/NBCU Photo Bank
Gwyneth Paltrow holds a phone in a scene from the film 'Moonlight And Valentino', 1995. (Photo by Gramercy Pictures/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - MARCH 29: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends the 'Jefferson in Paris' New York City Premiere on March 29, 1995 at the Paris Theatre in New York City. (photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Presenter Gwyneth Paltrow speaks onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 05: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at Hollywood Unites For The 4th Biennial Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), A Program Of The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) at Dolby Theatre on September 5, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends the Boss Women fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 at Skylight Limited on February 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Gwyneth Paltrow attends The Great American Songbook event honoring Bryan Lourd at Alice Tully Hall on February 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Lincoln Center)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 01: Gwyneth Paltrow attends the 49th Golden Camera Awards at Tempelhof Airport on February 1, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Luca Teuchmann/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, wearing Diane Von Furstenberg, attends Diane Von Furstenberg's Journey of A Dress Exhibition Opening Celebration at May Company Building at LACMA West on January 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Diane Von Furstenberg)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Gwyneth Paltrow poses in the winners room at the British Fashion Awards 2013 at London Coliseum on December 2, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: Gwyneth Paltrow attends the Matthew Williamson and Gwyneth Paltrow Kids Company dinner at aqua shard on November 25, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 07: Gwyneth Paltrow launches the Printemps Christmas Decorations Inauguration In Paris at Printemps Haussmann on November 7, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the 'Thanks For Sharing' - Los Angeles Premiere at ArcLight Hollywood on September 16, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere 'Thanks For Sharing' at ArcLight Cinemas on September 16, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 10: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow signs books during Authors Night For The East Hampton Library at Gardiner's Farm on August 10, 2013 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Matthew Peyton/Getty Images for East Hampton Library)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends Meet The Developer at the Apple Store Soho on May 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Debra L Rothenberg/FilmMagic)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4448 -- Pictured: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow arrives on April 25, 2013 -- (Photo by: Stacie McChesney/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 24: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the 'Iron Man 3' - Los Angeles Premiere at the El Capitan Theatre on April 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jennifer Graylock/FilmMagic)
As for the Queen Bey, the actress says her famous friend is surprisingly "shy" in real life. "If you met her and you didn't know who she was or what she did, it would be inconceivable to you that she was Beyonce," Paltrow confides. "Some really famous people, even when they're off-duty, have this energy that is sort of overpowering. She does not have that."
"[Beyonce] is so dialed down. She's the sweetest mother," she continues. "You would not believe she is Beyonce Knowles. You would be like, 'No, that was not her.' And that's why when I see her perform, I'm like, 'Oh, sh**, I forgot.'"
During Super Bowl 50 last February, Paltrow was spotted babysitting Beyonce's daughter, Blue Ivy, while the "Formation" singer performed with the actress' ex-husband, Chris Martin, during the halftime show. "It's really funny. It's like my kids' dad and Blue's mom are always doing these incredible, mind-boggling things," Paltrow joked with ET after the big game. "I'm always with the kids and the snack bag and baby wipes and juice boxes. ...So, that's pretty much how that is these days."