Gwyneth Paltrow is interviewed by Faith Hill in the April issue of InStyle magazine. Gwyneth stars alongside Faith's husband Tim McGraw in Country Strong, which will be released in the UK on March 25. Here are some highlights from her interview:
- On how she prepared to play a Country singer: “I’ve never prepared for anything more in my life. It was a big responsibility. There was studying with an accent coach, learning to play guitar and, of course, the singing. My voice didn’t have any power and I wanted to try to sing properly. I was so nervous about performing live scenes in the film; that’s so foreign to me.”
- On performing with her friend Jay-Z: “I did. I got onstage with him at the Royal Albert Hall [in 2006]. I stood in the back and sang with him. That was the night of my 34th birthday and I drank a bunch of champagne before going on just to get through it. It was also before I had any singing lessons. I was sooo nervous, but that was just for fun. I’m glad I did it.”
- On a typical Saturday night: “Well, last Saturday night, I made turkey meatballs and we all had dinner together, then put the kids to bed and watched a movie on Apple TV. We always go out one night of the weekend, because it’s nice for me to get out of the house. I cook so much during the week, it’s good for me to have a break and eat something that I don’t make, like sashimi or Indian food.”
- On her life in London: “I like having dance parties at my house and being super-goofy with my girlfriends. We just play dance music like whatever is on the radio and then old stuff – Michael Jackson, disco – and new stuff; we mix it up. It’s fun.”
You can read Gwyneth's full interview in the new issue of InStyle, out now.