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James Corden thinks Gwyneth Paltrow's face masks hurt. Gwyneth thinks he's a wimp.

Constance Grady is a senior correspondent on the Culture team for Vox, where since 2016 she has covered books, publishing, gender, celebrity analysis, and theater.

James Corden has a bone to pick with Gwyneth Paltrow.

The Late Late Show host said he tried one of Paltrow’s new line of face masks with his wife ("Saturday night," he says, "as we do," so you know the Cordens know how to party) only to find that the mask's fruit acids burned his skin. "You can't even move your lips!" he cried to Gwyneth on Tuesday night.

Paltrow's response was sympathetic. "First of all, you're a wimp," she said, "because it's really not that bad."

And Paltrow knows painful beauty treatments. She just got herself deliberately stung by a bee to smooth her skin. "It's actually a very ancient remedy!" she said.

"Was it really painful?" asked Corden.

"Of course it's fucking painful!" replied Paltrow, who clearly was taking no shit Tuesday night.

On the plus side, everyone agreed that Corden's fruit acid–burned skin looked great.

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