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Gwyneth Paltrow spends more than half her time in London since she is married to Brit Chris Martin, and Gwen has sone strong feelings about the English that she recently told a Portuguese newspaper about.  Here is Gwen now, “The British are much more intelligent and civilized than the Americans.”

Wow, harsh words for an American native.  Apparently, though, Paltrow is insisting that her words were lost in translation & feels “deeply” upset about the whole thing & wants to set the record straight.  People reports:

“I felt so upset to be completely misconstrued and I never, ever would have said that,” says the 34-year-old Oscar winner. “I definitely did not say that I think the British are more intelligent and civilized than Americans. I am a New York girl, that’s how I always think of myself and see myself.”

As for where the quotes came from, Paltrow says she did not give an interview to the Portuguese daily newspaper, though she did give a press conference – in Spanish – for an endorsement she did in Spain.

“This is what I said. I said that Europe is a much older culture and there’s a difference. I always say in America, people live to work and in Europe, people work to live. There are positives in both,” says the actress, adding, “Obviously I need to go back to seventh-grade Spanish!”

Paltrow also went on to say that she is proud to be an American & glad that her father instilled that in her at a young age.  I dunno, though, this is all so reminiscent of that Johnny Depp U.S. quote.

What do you think- Did Gwyneth Paltrow really mean that the Brits are more intelligent?

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