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Gwyneth’s Iconic Ski Crash Trial Is Hitting the Stage in London

Rick Bowmer/Pool via REUTERS
Rick Bowmer/Pool via REUTERS

Gwyneth Paltrow’s meme-heavy legal battle over a crash on the ski slopes of Utah is finally getting the coda it deserves: a London musical. The production, titled Gwyneth Goes Skiing, was unveiled on Wednesday and will star stage actors Linus Karp as Paltrow and Joseph Martin as her arch nemesis, the 76-year-old retiree Terry Sanderson. “She’s the Goop-founding, Door-Sliding, Shakespeare-In-Loving, consciously-uncoupling Hollywood superstar. He’s a retired Optometrist from Utah,” the play’s synopsis reads. “In 2016, they went skiing. On the slopes of Deer Valley, their worlds collided, and so did they – literally. Ouch. Seven years later in 2023, they went to court. Double ouch.” The March trial, a cornucopia of First World Problems, went inadvertently viral when a deadpan Paltrow was asked how the accident affected her vacation, to which she replied, “Well, I lost half a day of skiing.” Observers were also treated to Sanderson’s attorney fan-girling over Paltrow’s outfits and famous friends, and Paltrow leaning in to Sanderson’s ear when he lost the case to whisper, “I wish you the best.”

Read more at The Daily Beast.