Gwyneth Paltrow has already dipped her toes in the country music world . She’ll play washed-up singer Kelly Canter in the upcoming “Country Strong” and gave a much-discussed live performance at the Country Music Awards last month. So might she be ready to go the way of other actress/singers and record a proper album?
MTV News recently caught up with Gwyneth and asked her about that possibility as she promoted her December 22 flick.
“I think if I was going to make a country record, it would be like a super-bare, kind of stripped-back kind of country,” Paltrow explained. “Like a little bit of bluegrass-influenced kind of thing.”
But Paltrow said that she wouldn’t necessarily limit herself to one genre, saying she also loved singing Cee Lo’s “Forget You” on “Glee.” “I also love singing ’40s standards and stuff like that,” she added.
Still, Paltrow said fans shouldn’t look for her to rap on an album after we suggested she might let Jay-Z produce her LP. The Oscar winner said she’d leave that lane to a worthy female MC. “She just has it,” Paltrow said of Nicki Minaj, MTV News’ #5 Woman of the Year . “There’s no need for another. It’s all about Nicki in my life.”
Whether she decides to get in the studio remains to be seen, but Paltrow has been getting great feedback. The “Country Strong” star told us she’d heard through the grapevine that Cee Lo had enjoyed her “Glee” cover.
“I have heard from Cee Lo through other people,” Paltrow said. “He was incredibly sweet about it. It’s embarrassing to think of Cee Lo hearing me sing his song,” she laughed.
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