Paltrow had to learn to play guitar and sing for the film. When asked about the types of roles she looks for, she responded: "What doing 'Country Strong' taught me, is that the more I can challenge myself, the more fun I will have." She also learned a thing or two about country music: "I think what it takes to be a country super star is real soul and authenticity. (Like) I think in country more than any other genre, there can't be anything phony. It's all about revealing everything and not relying on tricks or kitchiness."
McGraw, who now has hits in the music and film worlds ('The Blind Side'), was asked which gave him more satisfaction, and responded by saying that he wanted everything to be a hit and, he wanted it all to be good. And when asked what he was bad at, he revealed that he's not a good listener. "But worse than that, I have no patience. But I'm learning."
McGraw took a break from sincerity and asked the question on everybody's mind: "What's it like sleeping with a rock star?" (Paltrow is married to Coldplay's Chris Martin). But Paltrow turned the tables on him (McGraw is married to Faith Hill).
When asked what he sings in the shower, he responded comically, 'Don't Cry Out Loud.' That's a mental image we won't be able to get out of our heads for a while!
Watch this highly entertaining interview with two of entertainments biggest names.
'Country Strong' Fan Questions
Tim:What gives you more satisfaction: a hit record or a hit movie? In which area to you feel you have more to prove?
Gwyneth:Based on your experience playing a country singing sensation and acting opposite one, what does it take to be a true country superstar?
Tim:You're talented in so many ways, but tell us one thing you're bad at so we know you're human!
Tim:What song do you sing in the shower?
Gwyneth:In real life, are you more of a country girl or a city girl?