Beyoncé Inspired This Gwyneth Paltrow Performance

by Jeremy Spirogis
Beyoncé and Gwyneth Paltrow in front of a crowd

Gwyneth Paltrow performed everybody from William Shakespeare’s fictional love curiosity to Iron Man’s spouse — who knew Beyoncé impressed one in every of her performances? Some very particular components of Beyoncé’s angle and stage presence influenced Paltrow through the filming of one in every of her dramas Here’s a take a look at that movie and the way the general public responded to it. 

Beyoncé and Gwyneth Paltrow in front of a crowd
Beyoncé and Gwyneth Paltrow | Lester Cohen/WireImage

Gwyneth Paltrow thought it was bizarre that Beyoncé impressed this efficiency

As far as fashionable film stars go, music has been a fairly large a part of Paltrow’s profession. She acted within the movie Duets, had a recurring function on Glee, and appeared in a documentary about Justin Timberlake. In addition, she performed a rustic musician within the movie Country Strong. Paltrow defined how Beyoncé influenced her efficiency in Country Strong despite the fact that Queen B hardly ever makes nation music.

“I pulled from a lot of different people,” Paltrow instructed Film Review Online. “The performance at the end, if I had to say who influenced me the most, weirdly, because it’s not in the same genre, was Beyoncé. Her confidence level and her presence is so mind-blowing, especially when you try to do it and you see what she does, it’s like inhuman. I [hoped] I could just bring a tiny bit of that extreme confidence, joy, and abandonment that she brings, because it wasn’t like I was just trying to play a singer who was making it.”

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In an interview with Pop Sugar, Paltrow mentioned Beyoncé gave her tips on learn how to play the function. However, she didn’t clarify precisely how Queen B helped her. In addition, she mentioned Faith Hill helped her to know learn how to sing her songs, telling her to memorize her songs to the purpose the place they had been a part of her muscle reminiscence. Beyoncé and Hill had been actually nice mentors — however she nonetheless had a compunction in regards to the function.

What was troublesome in regards to the function for Gwyneth Paltrow

Paltrow mentioned she had a troublesome time enjoying her function as a result of the character was a celebrity. “I was playing a huge, huge star and that’s what really threw me off,” she instructed Film Review Online. “I was like, ‘I know I can play someone who’s just trying to make it, but how I can be credible as someone who’s won seven Grammy’s and sold however millions of records?’ That’s a very special and specific thing. So that was what I was really aiming for, to try and pull that off.”

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A trailer for Country Strong

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How the world reacted to ‘Country Strong’

So did this strategy repay? According to Box Office Mojo, Country Strong earned over $20 million towards a funds of $15 million. It didn’t actually earn sufficient cash to qualify as a success. It wasn’t a crucial hit both, receiving a 22% ranking on Rotten Tomatoes. While some poorly acquired movies change into cult basic, Country Strong isn’t one in every of them. Country Strong was not a success, nevertheless, Paltrow actually had some nice mentors for her efficiency.

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