Gwyneth Paltrow Was Playing Britney Spears in ‘Country Strong’

“I’m sorry, come again?”

Full Disclosure: This is an LA Times story from last week, but it’s two days before Christmas and finding out Gwyneth Paltrow was essentially – and God willing, unknowingly – playing Britney Spears is probably the most hilarious thing that could happen to her outside of learning her Christmas veal wasn’t organically grown in the royal stables. Ha! She’d kill herself:

For a character like Gwyneth Paltrow’s struggling addict star in “Country Strong,” you’d think the source material would be more Winona Judd than Britney Spears. But you’d be wrong.
The once-embattled Spears served as inspiration for “Country Strong” writer-director Shana Feste, who says the media lifts talent to great heights only to destroy it.
“That’s where this movie came from. I mean, I was seeing what was happening in the media to Britney Spears,” Feste told the Ministry at a Los Angeles screening of the film.

I had every intention of avoiding this movie because seeing Gwyneth Paltrow as a redneck alcoholic would make Transformers look like a true story. But now that I know it has full frontal, I’ll probably Netflix it. I mean, how else do you make a movie based on Britney Spears? Not counting KFC product placement deals. That goes without saying.

GWYNETH: My character seems to go to Starbucks a lot. And flashes her vagina for random sugar products. Wait, why does this sound familiar?
DIRECTOR: Uh.. it’ll make people think you’re British.
GWYNETH: *rips off pants* Gimme them Mem-Nems, mistah!

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