Gwyneth Paltrow's Gets Help From Unlikely Source

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Country Strong is opening this weekend and you'd think Gwyneth Paltrow's inspiration for playing a female country artist would come from...

Well, a country artist.  

Maybe her co-star Tim McGraw's wife, Faith Hill, could be an obvious choice.

This was not the case for Paltrow, who turned to her Iron Man co-star Robert Downey Jr. to gain an understanding of the demons that come with drug and alcohol abuse.

Gwyneth Paltrow & Robert Downey Jr.

"I asked Robert, 'How does this work?'" Paltrow told CNN. "He was really articulate about addiction and psychology behind it.  He really helped me a lot."

Country Strong opens in theaters on January 7, 2011.

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Country Strong Quotes

James Canter: The first time I heard you sing... I thought that it must be what angels sound like. Thought I died and gone to heaven.
Kelly Canter: I love that story.
James Canter: 'Cause it's true.

Chiles Stanton: Oh, hi Beau.
Beau Hutton: It would have been easier to wish me luck.
Chiles Stanton: I'm on board. I'm playing three songs tonight.
Beau Hutton: Says who?
Chiles Stanton: I happen to be in consideration as the new opening act for Miss Kelly Canter. James, my new manager, booked me this gig as a rehearsal... not that I need it.
Beau Hutton: Clint, tell me Garth Brooks here is not opening for me.
Clint: She's not, she's closing for you. Can't do nothing about it either.
Beau Hutton: This is your place, you can tell her no.
Clint: Not for James Canter, I can't.
Beau Hutton: You're gonna let this prom queen get up on stage? For Christ's, sake, Patsy Cline sang here.
Clint: I don't care, she's still gonna play. I'm not cutting your set, Beau, you got the same three songs.
Chiles Stanton: Don't worry, Beau. I have no intention of stealing your invisible career. See, I want one.

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