OFFSTAGE: Faith Hill Interviews Gwyneth Paltrow

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In her first gig as a reporter, Faith Hill lands the best celeb interview of all: Gwyneth Paltrow. And not only that, Hill got to do it in the comfort of her own Nashville home with coffee on the back patio. They talk all about Paltrow’s upcoming movie, Country Strong, obviously, because Hill’s husband Tim McGraw co-stars in it. But then they switch gears and talk about the dance parties Paltrow has in London, watching Apple TV and going out for sashimi. And how the two moms are thinking about an arranged marriage for Paltrow’s son Moses, 4, and Hill’s daughter Audrey, 9. There’s also a part of the story about how the movie’s director asked Paltrow to lay off the fitness routine to give the character a less-defined look. Which is ironic, because laying off the fitness routine is my fitness routine.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.