As it turns out, Gwyneth Paltrow's recently revealed hidden talent has been music to her mother's ears since she was a little girl.
Paltrow has expanded her repertoire considerably over the past year, adding singing to her on-camera skills -- and in a big way. From crooning her way through "Country Strong" and performing at the Oscars to singing in guest spots in "Glee," the actress has turned herself into an emerging musical star.
Blythe Danner, speaking at the press conference for her upcoming sci-fi comedy "Paul," discussed Paltrow's foray into music, and just how excited she is about it.
"I love it. She's been singing since she was a baby and we used to make up songs in bed at night time from the time she was born practically and she'd be singing and I'd be singing the harmony above a third, and then she'd go off and do sixths and sevenths and I'd go, 'What? Where does she hear that?'"
In fact, Danner said that Gwyneth's career in music started much earlier than most people realize -- it goes all the way back to a film she starred in in 1995.
"When they shot 'Jefferson In Paris,' they gave her a concertina to practice on, and she was so good at it, she wouldn't read music, we'd give her music lessons, she wouldn't read the music, she'd just play," Danner revealed. "She was so good, they used her for the score."
Multi-talented -- perhaps we'll see a Paltrow piano solo in an upcoming film, too. If she does continue down this path -- and with a record deal supposedly in the works, it seems guaranteed -- Danner think it's a smart career move, at least as far as happiness is concerned.
"I'm thrilled to see it because as an actor, my happiest times on stage have been when I was singing or dancing," she said. "I did 'Follies' ten years ago, the first thing I did off-Broadway, it was a musical, and there's just something about it, it's just such a tremendous release. The endorphins get going in a way that I don't think they do any other way, with the movement and the joy and the sound and the bigness of the sound, so I think she's found a lot of joy in it."
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