It seems that Joaquin Phoenix’s puzzling career change has inspired others to dabble. Gwyneth Paltrow has just recorded a country music track called Country Strong for an upcoming movie (with the same name), where she plays down-and-out country star Kelly Canter who is given a second chance thanks to a budding song writer. Nashville radio stations are already playing it.
I’m a bit of a country fan and I must say she’s not bad at all – hear Gwyneth belting it out here. And Joaquin…take note! Then again, Gwynnie’s not a recording studio virgin, what with being married to one fourth of Coldplay and having already recorded a version of Smokey Robinson’s ‘Cruisin’ with Huey Lewis for the movie Duets back in 2000.
Going in the opposite direction is Justin Timberlake, who’s been offered the lead opposite Amanda Seyfried in sci-fi movie I’m.mortal. Justin’s not a newbie either. In fact, he’s been in quite a few movies already and doin’ alright.
One last thing, people: Sign the online petition today to save the UK Film Council! I was number 15565 – they need more names!