Britney Spears inspired 'Country Strong' writer
December 17th, 2010
02:27 PM ET

Britney Spears inspired 'Country Strong' writer

If the story of Gwyneth Paltrow’s rehabilitating, country-singing character in “Country Strong” winds up reminding you of anyone, it’ll probably be Britney Spears.

The movie’s writer-director, Shana Feste, told the Los Angeles Times that the love-hate relationship between major stars and the media is what inspired her to create Paltrow’s Kelly Canter, a singer who’s fallen from grace.

"That's where this movie came from. I mean, I was seeing what was happening in the media to Britney Spears," she told the paper.

“I finished the script when Michael Jackson passed away,” Feste added. “I think it's tragic how we treat people who give us so much... we love to see them knocked down to build them back up again, to knock them down again.”

See her inspiration for yourself when “Country Strong” debuts in theaters in limited release on December 22 and nationwide on January 7.

Filed under: Britney Spears • Celebrities • movies

soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Odalice Feliz

    She is an inspiration herself.

    December 20, 2010 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jen

    No desire to see this movie...which probably means it will be great b/c thats how it always seems to go with me. The ones I have no desire to see win countless awards...

    December 18, 2010 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  3. Godsmack Rules

    I don't have nothing bad to say about Brit but you are right that the movie is going to be unwatchable.

    December 17, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy thanks. Don't care to pay to see the countrified version of the train wreck that was Britney Spears. Although I wish her well!

    December 17, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |

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