"You both came up in the nineties," Corden said bringing up the topic, "which is having quite the renaissance at the moment — the fashion, the music, what was it like for both of you being so famous at a time when there was no social media, no nothing ... what do you remember about that time?"
"It was great — I mean talk about doing cocaine and not getting caught!" Paltrow said with a kind of deadpan exuberance.
"Like, you could just be at a bar and be, like, having fun, dance on a table, you could — no camera phones — especially in New York, interestingly enough, there were no paparazzi," she said with clear nostalgia.
"You could stumble out of a bar and go home with some rando and no one would know."
Paltrow was on the late night show to promote her four-part Audible series, "The Goop Pursuit", while Swank was there to talk about her show "Alaska Daily" -- she's also nominated for a Golden Globe with the ceremony airing tonight.