It was the perfect follow-up to her emotional Oscar acceptance speech back in 1998 as Gwyneth Paltrow tearily thanked her family and friends after the unveiling of her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Paltrow, who was looking typically chic in a white raw-edged Monique Lhuillier shift dress with cut-out at the dress and a pair of pale pink platform sandals by Pierre Hardy, said: "I think I'm going to get in the car and burst into tears. It just means so much to me to see all the people that I really love, and who have been supportive of me forever. I feel so honoured, I can't believe it."
Country singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw (her co-star in Country Strong) were among the stars paying homage to Gwyneth, who shot to fame thanks to her Oscar-winning role in Shakespeare in Love and was most recently nominated for a Golden Globe Award her portrayal of fallen country music star Kelly Canter in Country Strong.
But Gwyneth is not the super-serious star she’s often made out to be. Light roles including her recent stint in Glee prove that not only does she have a serious singing voice, but that she’s always up for letting her hair down.
And speaking of Glee, we’ve had word that the actress is going to reprise her role as Holly Holiday in the hit musical TV show. Her last appearance, which Gwyinnie billed as “the best job ever”, saw her dueting with Matthew Morrison to Rihanna’s “Umbrella” and the classic tune “singing in the Rain”. Last month, Morrison said of his co-star: “Gwyneth Paltrow is a genius. Who knew that she was such a triple threat? Great dancer, great singer, great actress.”
Obviously, the star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is well deserved. A round of applause for the talented Gwyneth Paltrow.
By Maria Milano