Gwyneth Paltrow sent her assistants "scrambling for a razor" after realising how revealing her red carpet dress was.
The 40-year-old actress wowed onlookers on Wednesday when she sported a striking full-length gown with sheer side panels by British designer Antonio Berardi to promote her new film, Iron Man 3.
Gwyneth has now revealed she was forced to do some last-minute personal grooming before donning the sexy outfit.
"I kind of had a disaster," she told US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. "I was doing a show and I changed there and I went I couldn’t wear underwear. Well, let’s just say everyone went scrambling for a razor. I work a '70s vibe. You know what I mean?”
The "disaster" fell on the same day Gwyneth was named People magazine's most beautiful woman in the world. The irony of the situation wasn't lost on the actress.
"I went from being the most beautiful to the most humiliated. In one day," she mused.
Gwyneth went on to add that she is still incredulous of her "most beautiful" title. The actress thought her long-time publicist Stephen Huvane was joking when he sent her an email about it.
"I reread it three times. I was like oh, he sent this to the wrong client. Like there’s no way," Gwyneth said. "It was actually psychologically interesting because for a minute I really thought that someone was playing a joke on me. I talked about it with my shrink."
Gwyneth dips into psychology in her latest Goop newsletter which explores how people can change bad habits.
"In researching for this issue, I saw that oftentimes, detrimental behaviours can be modified by focusing on changing patterns, and forming new neural pathways," she said. “Now, I am not saying I don't need a shrink. But how empowering to have the tools to make significant change by identifying the kind of choices you want to be making and habitualising them?”© Cover Media