5 Stars Who Say They Are Perfectionists

These 5 celebrities all say they’re perfectionists. While for some it’s a positive thing – they are pushed to do the best in their career or make sure their work is utterly flawless before it goes public – for others it’s not quite as helpful. Gwyneth Paltrow’s perfectionism forces her to do everything without making mistakes, something which she admits she needs help for, but when it’s put into her work, it can also be used in a helpful way. These stars don’t let anything go half done and are only happy with the end result if they believe it’s the best it can possibly be and they’ve put in 100% of their effort!




Beyonce works with a styling team to make sure every single fashion choice she makes is perfect and she’s obsessive over it: “I am very conscious of how I look and my image and how I am with people. I have a team and we’ve been working together since I was 15, so every show, every earring, every shade of eye shadow is all something that comes from me and my team. I’m very much a perfectionist, and even before I was a pop star, or celebrity or whatever you want to call whatever I am, I was always that way. Always!”

Kim Kardashian

Kim is a huge perfectionist when it comes to her body and she’s always working on it:”I’m such a perfectionist that I ‘m not really completely happy with my body. I don’t like my thighs, I wear spanx a lot, they’re like the greatest invention. I like to do a little QuickTrim cleanse before bikini time and photo shoots and if I’ve got something coming up I don’t eat as bad and I work out all the time.”

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth feels her perfectionist nature can often take control of her: “Sometimes I think I’m going to have to check myself into a mental asylum, it gets so bad. It’s my worst quality and I hate myself for it. It’s like, what’s wrong with you? Relax! Sometimes I feel like the psycho in Sleeping With The Enemy. Remember that film, when she’s got to line up all the apricot chutneys just so? I think I’m scared of something, like there’s something I need to figure out. I think I need to… go back to the shrink and figure out what’s going on with that. I had a great therapist in New York whom I still talk to.”

Christina Aguilera

Christina feels driven to out-do herself every time and feels she always has do everything perfectly:”There are still so many things that I’ve yet to accomplish, I think it’s something that I do tell myself, just to stay hungry. I am an overachiever and an extreme perfectionist. I would like to do more film and I feel that I still have yet to acquire the type of success that I desire. I’m sure there will definitely be a place that I will be at peace with knowing I’ve accomplished a lot.”

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt admits he couldn’t direct a film because he’s too much of a perfectionist: ”I’m too much of a perfectionist and I would be too obsessive and just drive myself and other people crazy. There are plenty of good directors out there whom I know personally and whose work I respect and trust. I have no problem leaving that part of the filmmaking process to them.”