Blythe Danner has defended her daughter Gwyneth Paltrow from her many critics.

Speaking to gossip site Naughty But Nice Rob, Danner said, "I admire her so much, it [the criticism] doesn't faze her. I think it probably did initially. She said, 'Mom, I'm going to get this all my life. This is how they see me'.

"I feel she's just extraordinarily accomplished in every area and people don't like that, some people don't like that, people who are bored and sit on their asses all day and just tap away.

I mean, I don't read any of it, I just find it so disgusting. There is a coarsening of our culture today that is so tragic."

Paltrow is on the cover of the December issue of Red magazine and in an interview with the magazine she said, "This is the thing, it's like the older I get, I realise it doesn't matter what people who don't know you think. It doesn't matter. You're wasting your energy."