Paltrow at country movie premiere
Gwyneth Paltrow revealed how she couldn't help falling in love with Nashville at the US premiere of her latest movie, Country Strong.
The Iron Man 2 actress filmed the country music drama in the Tennessee capital, where she learned to play the guitar and immersed herself in the tunes so her portrayal of a superstar singer was as authentic as possible.
"I really got so into the culture, the stores and the food, it was just great - I mean, I think it's a really special city and I feel really lucky that I got to come and be here," she told US network Channel 5 at the film's premiere in Nashville.
Gwyneth said it was important to get her character right.
"I think any time you do any role you want to be as authentic as possible, but obviously in this case with it being around the world of country music, you have a whole culture to really respect and portray properly. So, it was some pressure," she said.
To prepare for the role of troubled country star Kelly Canter, Gwyneth watched a lot of concert DVDs and YouTube clips of country stars. She said she relied on advice from girlfriends who are singers more than from husband Chris Martin, lead singer of Coldplay.
"It was a lot of work, but it was really fun. It was worth it, very challenging," she said