Gwyneth Paltrow Really is a SuperMom: She Saved A Life on 9/11MariaLianos
Gwyneth Paltrow is a supermom to some but now you can add unknown superhero to her title.
Paltrow revealed an amazing story on the morning of 9/11 which evidently ended up saving another person’s life – Lara Lundstrom Clarke.
“Basically, what happened was I had gone to a yoga class very early. I was on the way home and it was the morning of September 11 — not that I knew at the time what that meant — and a girl was jaywalking across the street and we kind of both stopped at the same time and waited a really long time,” Paltrow said while promoting her film Contagion at the Venice Film Festival.
Paltrow was in her Mercedes SUV on Seventh Avenue while Clarke was jaywalking the encounter made Clarke miss her train to work at the World Trade Center.
“Ten years later I got a letter from her saying that she had been late for work and we had that thing and she went down to the Christopher Street station to catch her train to go down to the World Trade Center where she worked on the 77th floor of the South Tower and the train was just pulling out,” the mom of two said.
“It was an extraordinary story and all I could think about is all of the people who had experiences like that that day, but aren’t able to reach out because it wasn’t a recognizable person,” the Oscar winner shared.
“I think a lot of fates were changed that day obviously and I am very humbly happy to be a part of her story.”
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