'I don't think he would ever do it, but he's genius,' she tells MTV News.
By Kara Warner, with reporting by Josh Horowitz
We know that Gwyneth Paltrow has the singing chops to portray a down-on-her-luck Nashville star in "Country Strong." But what MTV News didn't know was whether her husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, has what it takes to venture into the world of acting.
So we went straight to Paltrow and asked: Does Martin have acting skills as stellar as her singing talents?
"Definitely," Paltrow said of Martin's acting potential. "I don't think he would ever do it, but he's genius. Did you ever see him in 'Extras'?" Paltrow offered as proof. In his episode of the short-lived Ricky Gervais show, Martin guest-starred as an arrogant, exaggeratedly self-absorbed version of himself who tries to sneak a mention of a new Coldplay album into a public-service announcement about the need for clean drinking water.
Well, if Martin won't consider acting, might Paltrow consider doing a cover of a Coldplay song?
"Me? God no," Paltrow said. "No. We just can't, like, merge. His career is there and mine is there."
Don't count Paltrow out of the singing game yet, however. She did put some thought into what type of music she'd sing on an album of her own.
"I think if I was going to make a country record, it would be, like, a super-bare, kind of stripped-back kind of country," Paltrow explained. "Like a little bit of bluegrass-influenced kind of thing."
But Paltrow said she wouldn't necessarily limit herself to one genre, saying she really loved singing Cee Lo's "Forget You" on "Glee." "I also love singing '40s standards and stuff like that," she added.
Go for it, Gwyneth! And get your hubby to do some more acting while you're at it.
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