But it's still pretty funny nevertheless.
So what's the story behind this feline-inspired photo?
Well, the Oscar winner can blame pal Rashida Jones for sharing this purr-fect picture with the rest of the world by posting it on Twitter over the weekend with the following caption: "At callbacks for Cats: The Movie..."
Ah, but two can clearly play at this game, as Paltrow replied soon after with a shot of Jones in total meow mode, too.
While the reason behind the face painting remains a bit unclear, we're assuming it may have had something to do with Paltrow's daughter Apple turning 8 years old on Monday.
Whatever the case, it sure made for one good, er, catfight!