updated 01/31/2011 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 01/31/2011 AT 2:00 PM ET
“Beyoncé is the most talented human being on the planet,” Paltrow, 38, tells Harper’s Bazaar U.K. in its March issue, on newsstands Thursday. “She has so much mastery over what she does. It’s not even confidence – it’s on a whole other level. It’s mind-blowing.”
Beyoncé, 29, was trying to be helpful, but Paltrow at times found her example intimidating. “I watched her [perform] a lot to see how she did it, and I was like ‘S—! I can’t do that!’ ” Paltrow says.