Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow recently revealed that she once toilet-papered legendary action star Arnold Schwarzenegger’s house as a kid because he didn’t give out Halloween candy to trick-or-treaters.
Gwyneth Paltrow opens up on the matter
Appearing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Monday evening dressed up as beloved children’s character Winnie the Pooh, Paltrow reflected on her fond memories of trick-or-treating around the A-list Santa Monica neighborhood where she grew up.
The Goop founder — who is the daughter of the late film director Bruce Paltrow and actor Blythe Danner explained that not all the stars who lived in the community celebrated Halloween by giving out treats, so she and her friends were given no choice but to play a trick on them.
Among them was “The Terminator” star Schwarzenegger and his family, who Paltrow said might not have taken part in Halloween customs because of his Austrian heritage.
Asked by Kimmel: “Would you be with other celebrity kids? Knocking on Jack Nicholson’s door or whatever?”
“Well, Arnold Schwarzenegger used to live on our street. We would knock on his door for candy. I don’t remember him giving out stuff. But he’s Austrian, so maybe they don’t celebrate there.”
Austria, like so many countries, celebrates Halloween differently from the US. Children in the central European country do not dress up in costumes, trick or treat or eat candy. Instead, they celebrate Seleenwoche, which means All Souls Week, to remember loved ones that have passed away.
Not knowing why Schwarzenegger did not participate in US Halloween customs, Paltrow said she and her friends “did end up T.P.-ing his house. We did it, unfortunately, to a few houses there. But he was our pride and joy,” she added, explaining that they were “just being naughty kids.”
“Sure. Yeah, you can tell everybody: ‘We got the Terminator’s house!’ Wow. Sounds like you have some making up to do,” Kimmel said.
I do, I do,” Paltrow replied.