At the third in Dallas (where she once performed so trashed, she fell and miscarried while onstage), she finally gets her shit together and puts on a great show, which includes this performance and the scene where she tells Leighton Meester’s character, “That’s how it’s done.” Then she goes to her dressing room and intentionally overdoses on prescription medication.
"Do you care about Kelly? Kelly Canter … Already a subscriber? "That was most important. For sure. "It's a movie, so nothing is dead on, but I think what is really authentic is the music as it relates to each character," McGraw says. Having been pulled out of rehab early to do a three-show comeback tour, Kelly bumbles the first concert and fails to show up for the second. You\'ll receive the next newsletter in your inbox. But we saw it, and we want to talk about it, because something sort of surprising happened at the end.
After a drunken onstage fall that causes her to suffer a miscarriage, she sinks into a haze of depression and substance abuse. Thanks for coming out. Kelly Canter : [quoting Waylon Jennings' lyrics] "If you see me getting smaller, I'm leaving, don't be grieving, just gotta get away from here. She announced an album delay, another new album entirely, and … cussed out a fan? It didn’t do that well at the box office, possibly because people who love Gwyneth are waiting to watch her on Glee, possibly because people who love Gwyneth don’t love country music, possibly because not that many people love Gwyneth. "The most important thing when I was casting this movie was that I found actors who could sing," explains Feste. It plays like Country Strong doesn’t even have the courage of its bummer of an ending convictions, but if you think about it, it totally does: A talented young woman gives up on her ambitions to spend her life with a handsome, sweet, stubborn, and self-righteous manly man because an unstable alcoholic advised her to? Log in or link your magazine subscription, WELP: Guess How Many People Voted for ‘President Kanye’, Steve Kornacki Has at Least Been Forced to Take a Break, Meanwhile, Lori Loughlin Is in Prison and Reportedly Miserable, This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Good Vibes Only. Gwyneth, 37, plays faded alcoholic has-been Kelly Canter in new movie Country Strong - and even flashes her bra at one point as her character has an onscreen meltdown. I think in this particular case you have really great characters who you get emotionally invested in and you really want to see what happens to them; and then you have this great music that you can believe, in the sort of fantasy world of this movie, that this music could create these people who want to be stars or this person who is a star or it could propel this guy to be a star.". Her character was also loosely inspired by country star Mindy McCready, who struggled with addiction. After a drunken onstage fall that causes her to suffer a miscarriage, she sinks into a haze of depression and substance abuse. There were so many things that I felt trepidation about taking on and doing believably.
Yahoo is part of Verizon Media. Country music frames a new romantic drama starring Gwyneth Paltrow as a Nashville diva trying to come back after personal tragedy sidetracks her career.
", Leighton Meester, a co-star of the TV hit Gossip Girls, plays Chiles, a young beauty queen who idolizes superstar Kelly and hopes to follow in her footsteps. Kelly Canter has chosen fame (her career) over love and a functional life.
All rights reserved. Information about your device and internet connection, including your IP address, Browsing and search activity while using Verizon Media websites and apps. I've never prepared so much for anything and I was nervous when we started. The film’s stars including Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, and Chris Pine have all been quarantined. Rihanna Is in No Rush, Demands Every Vote Be Counted, “Count Every Vote We’ll Wait.”, Fox News Won the 2020 Election Night Ratings Battle, Somehow, Lana Del Rey Managed to Make Election Night About Her. And if you somehow missed the message, Feste includes a scene near the end of the film in which Canter advises an up-and-coming singer (played by Leighton Meester) that love is all that matters, so she really should put that burgeoning career on hold and follow her adorable fella out to California. It’s sad that Kelly killed herself, but the girl and the boy end up together!
Country Strong, starring Gwyneth Paltrow as a singing, dancing, Southern-accented alcoholic country singer, finally came out in wide release over the weekend. Rim shot!) You remember the country music star was arrested a few months ago for drunk and disorderly conduct. "I did feel fear at the beginning just because this character was in such a different place and was so different from me in so many ways," admits Paltrow. While we generally prefer it when movies we go see almost entirely for camp value don’t end in tragedy, we sort of understand — theoretically anyway — why director and writer Shana Feste went in this direction. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Your Privacy Controls. (Heeeeey!
Kelly Canter has chosen fame (her career) over love and a functional life.
Rounding up our favorite comedy-podcast episodes of the week. This is her last opportunity to turn things around.". A critic of most Hollywood movie versions of the music world, McGraw says the attempt at authenticity in Country Strong won him over. What we ended up doing was the mikes were always live and we ended up, in the editing room, incorporating a lot of their live performance into their pre-recordings ?just so it sounded like they were really performing at these venues. ""I love you all. The only key member of the cast with real country music experience is Tim McGraw, who does not sing a note as Kelly's husband-manager. "Do you care about Kelly? In interviews, Feste (director and writer) has said that American pop singer Britney Spears inspired Gwyneth Paltrow's character in the film. Meester’s character takes the advice, giving this movie with the unexpected suicide an unexpected “happy” ending. "But also I just didn't know how to do a lot of the things that she does, like play guitar and be addicted to pills and alcohol.
""Kelly, do you have anything else to say to your fans? What we don’t understand is why in sidestepping this addiction cliché, Country Strong instead took the position that women who want to have it all are so delusional they may end up offing themselves in a dressing room one day. Kelly Canter was a fictional character. Kelly Canter is a star in trouble. It was a big job for me. Country Strong is a 2010 drama film starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund, and Leighton Meester.The film, about an emotionally unstable country music star who attempts to resurrect her career, was directed and written by American filmmaker Shana Feste.It premiered in Nashville, Tennessee on November 8, 2010, and had a wide release in the United States on January 7, 2011.
"Country Strong was filmed on location in and around Nashville, Tennessee and many of the extras and background performers are real musicians, technicians and reporters who work in that capital city of American country music.
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"Everyone thinks that I have it all But it's so empty living behind these castle walls." ""I feel okay, thanks. Shawn and Camila Take the Next Step of Quarantining Together and Get a Puppy.
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