Paltrow studied Beyoncé's moves before CMAs
November 12th, 2010
09:57 AM ET

Paltrow studied Beyoncé's moves before CMAs

There's a good reason Gwyneth Paltrow gave a powerhouse performance at the Country Music Association Awards: She was channeling her inner Sasha Fierce by imitating Beyoncé.

Paltrow, who sang the title track to her upcoming movie "Country Strong" at the November 10 event in Nashville, tells Access Hollywood that she prepared for the gig by asking for advice from singer friends, including Faith Hill and Beyoncé.

More importantly, says the 38-year-old Oscar winner, “I studied Beyoncé a lot and her concerts for her kind of confidence."

It also doesn't hurt that Paltrow is married to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, who reportedly helped out on the "Country Strong" soundtrack.

"I’m lucky that I know some singers in real life,” she admits.

"Country Strong," in which the star plays a recently rehabbed country singer attempting to make a comeback, opens in wide release on January 7.


soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. SkidMarks in Paltrows throat

    Im sick of beyownsay, her big fat rump and all this sasha fierce crap-ola.

    March 14, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  2. kim

    ignorant fools, she said her confidence. You idiots if you see Beyonce in concert you will know what she is talking about.
    CONFIDENCE this girl has it all on stage.

    March 14, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  3. Lori

    I liked Gwyneth Paltrow but she is no Beyonce when it comes to stage presence –I mean we all have "soul' Gwyneth neesd to find hers......

    November 13, 2010 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  4. Gwen

    Nooo.

    November 12, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Kammy, San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago

    Did she really? Faith Hill tends to stand and sing, but she does that because she's really reaching into her diaphram and belting it out as she does so well. Beyonce' twithces, gyrates, and shakes whatever she can when she perfrorms. I guess I caught another performance and she's referring to some other phantom gig where she does all those things?

    It was an OK performance, but as per usual, Gyneth is highly overrated for being merely mediocre.

    November 12, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. LBW

    She stood there and played a guitar. She never shook her backside once. How can she say that she studied Beyonces' moves because that is all Beyonce' does?

    November 12, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |

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