Fresh off of premiering her movie "Contagion" the previous night, Gwyneth Paltrow was spotted as she stepped out in Venice, Italy on Sunday afternoon (September 4).
Casually clad in a loose white buttondown shirt, dark short-shorts and gladiator sandals, the 38-year-old was followed by a flashlight-wielding staffer as she loaded aboard a water taxi while later seen a bit more glammed up in a pink and black frock.
During the photocall and premiere of her new movie as part of the 68th Venice Film Festival, Miss Paltrow was asked what drew her to the role in the Steven Soderbergh directed film "Contagion".
Of the character - who contracts a nasty virus that ultimately leads to her demise - Gwyneth said, "I liked all that gory stuff. For the seizure scene, I had to bite on a little Alka-Seltzer and foam at the mouth. It was fun."
Then asked if the virus was "punishment" for being an unfaithful wife (her character has an affair in the film), Paltrow told, "If death by virus was a punishment for extra-marital affairs there would only be three dudes left in this world right now. Maybe less, because we're in Italy."