Gwyneth Paltrow reacts to her Emmys walk going viral: ‘I don’t get it’

Total question mark.Gwyneth Paltrowisn’t sure why her walk at the 71stPrimetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 22, went viral. 

The Goop founder, 46, reacted to her stroll on stage becoming an internet sensation on the Thursday, September 26, episode of theTodayshow.  

“I think I look pretty normal,” the Politician star told hostSavannah Guthrie as she rewatched a clip of her at the Emmys. “I don’t totally get it.” 

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Brad Falchuk and Gwyneth Paltrow attend FOXS LIVE EMMY RED CARPET ARRIVALS during the 71ST PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS airing live from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22 (7:00-8:00 PM ET live/4:00-5:00 PM PT live) on FOX. (Photo by FOX Image Collection via Getty Images)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 02: Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk attend a promotional party for Netflix's "The Politician" at a private home on August 2, 2019 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Rebecca Smeyne/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 04: Brad Falchuk and Gwyneth Paltrow attend the ceremony honoring Ryan Murphy with star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 02: Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk speak in the theater at a promotional party for Netflix's "The Politician" at a private home on August 2, 2019 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Rebecca Smeyne/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 04: (L-R) Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Ryan Murphy, Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk attend the ceremony honoring Ryan Murphy with star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 04: Brad Falchuk and Gwyneth Paltrow attend the ceremony honoring Ryan Murphy with star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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Thank you @mrrpmurphy for the most incredible evening to celebrate our ❤️. There will never be adequate words to express our gratitude. @giambattistavalliparis I will never get over my gorgeous dress. @georgieeisdell thank you. @hairbylorenzomartin thank you. @teamsaltzman thank you. Thank you to all of our amazing true and dear friends who came to support us. We feel like the luckiest people on the planet because we have all of you in our lives. And most of all thank you @bradfalchuk for the true happiness.
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LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk are seen on December 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk are seen on December 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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The Oscar winner went on to explain that there wasn’t a slit in the rear of her garment, which is why she had to take quick, short steps across the stage. Paltrow’s stiff walk became a meme after the awards show, with some fans referring to the jaunt as the “best performance of the night.” 

“There was no slit in the back of the dress. It was from 1963, a couture Valentino gown,” she said. “I didn’t want to chop a slit in it.”

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter earlier this week, Paltrow’s stylist, Elizabeth Saltzman, explained that her black-and-white vintage Valentino gowndidn’t have a slit in it because of the style in the 1960s. Saltzman also echoed Paltrow’s thoughts on not altering such an old design. 

“That’s because in 1963 there were no back slits,” the stylist told THR. “It was not that she was having this fabulous walk, which she already has. In order to keep the dress authentic, I didn’t want to change Mr. Valentino’s design.” 

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Saltzman also shared that the look was a tribute to the fashion house’s founder, Valentino Garavani, who is a close friend of the Shakespeare in Love actress. 

“It was a fun way to put our nod towards wearing your clothes more than once, to honor a very dear friend,” the stylist said. “And to look like a billion-dollar babe!”

The Emma starpresented the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the Emmys, which went toKilling Eve’s Jodie Comer. In 2011, Paltrow won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance onGlee.

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