The two became friends after Paltrow saw one of his bits on “The Tonight Show” and it made her laugh, so when she spotted him working a red carpet, she expressed her enjoyment of him, he gave her his email address and the rest is history — they’ve been friends ever since.
When Paltrow recently stopped by his new talk show, “Hello Ross,” she fielded some questions both from Mathews and the audience:
Who was your celebrity crush when you were growing up?
“When I was like 15, I was madly in love with Keanu Reeves. He still is gorgeous, but when I was 15, my mom, who’s an actress, she was doing a television thing and her makeup artist was dating Keanu Reeves. I got a signed Polaroid and it was on my desk, on my pin-board for years.”
What’s your go-to hangover cure?
“I have a few. When I remember, before I go out, I drink this pre-drinking vitamin drink called Mercy. You drink it before and it minimizes the hangover. But if I forget, then something greasy, like a cheeseburger and fries.”
Did you really turn down “Titanic”?
“I did so many drugs in the ’90s, I don’t remember. I have no idea.”
Who’s the last person you were starstruck by?
“I’m so old now … I could meet, like, Oprah and be like, ‘What’s up?’ … But if I meet someone that Apple or Mosie loves, I get totally starstruck. I stopped Demi Lovato on a plane and was like, ‘Can I have my picture with you?'”