By Honey Gillard

On Thursday night, ‘Shallow Hal’s’ Gwyneth Paltrow hit down the hammer as prices inflated, at a diamond jewellery auction, in which she held at the St. Regis hotel in New York City, in honour of an American Cancer Society benefit reception.
Gynweth, 34, was raising money in the name of an organization called ‘Hope Lodge’, which provides free housing for adult cancer patients who are undergoing treatment.
Here’s what the Oscar winning actress had to say at the event:

On making it to the auction despite a little cold because of her 10-month-old son Moses:
“It’s for a really good cause. This has been planned for a long time, so I couldn’t take a sick day today.”

On her father, Bruce, dying to throat cancer in 2002:
“My life has been affected by cancer in so many different ways. When my father had cancer, he found it so isolating. It’s very difficult to empathize with it if you haven’t gone through it.”

On her film career:
“I haven’t done a real part in a long time. I’m going back to work now. When I had kids, I just wanted to be with them. [But doing one movie a year] makes you more interesting as a person and wife (to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin) and mother.”

Gwyn currently has to films in pre-production, due out in 2008, as well a movie due out later this year.

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