Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow claims she would "never, ever" make anti-American comments.The Oscar-winning actress - who splits her time between London and New York with her husband, Coldplay front man Chris Martin - says she is "deeply upset" by the remarks accredited to her this week and claims she was misquoted.The 34-year-old actress was quoted as saying: "The British are much more intelligent and civilized than the Americans."Gwyneth told People magazine: "First of all I feel so lucky to be American. When you look at the rest of the world, we're so lucky. I feel so proud to be American. I felt so upset to be completely misconstrued and I never, ever would have said that."I definitely did not say that I think the British are more intelligent and civilized than Americans. I am a New York girl. I live in England half the time because I'm married to an English guy. It's not like I've left America."She added: "I said that Europe is a much older culture and there's a difference. I always say in America, people live to work and in Europe,people work to live. There are positives in both."Despite her pro-American stance, Gwyneth has been quoted criticising her homeland on other several other occasions. In January 2006, the actress said: "I love the English way, which is not as capitalistic as it is in America. People don't talk about work and money -they talk about interesting things at dinner parties."Then in February this year, Gwyneth - who has two children, daughter Apple,two, and seven-month-old son Moses - said she favors English people over Americans. She was quoted as saying: "Brits are far more intelligent and civilised than Americans. I love the fact that you can hail a taxi and just pick up your pram and put in the back of the cab without having to collapse it."