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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