OSCAR-winner Gwyneth Paltrow left an acting masterclass guessing after she referred to several of her past male co-stars as "a pain in the a*s".

The Shakespeare In Love beauty, who has been known to date her co-stars - including Hollywood hunks Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck and LUKE WILSON - was talking to an audience at Central Saint Martin's Drama Centre in London last week (ends15APR05) when the revelation slipped out.

Paltrow, who is now married to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, says, "I have had a couple of experiences with actors who were a pain in the a*s.

"It's always men. I find it is due to their insecurity. I once worked with an actor where managing him was my primary job on set."

22/04/2005 13:32