Reba Sees Her Husband in Tim McGraw’s ‘Country Strong’ Role
The red carpet will be rolled out tonight (November 8) for the Nashville premiere of 'Country Strong,' the highly-anticipated film starring Tim McGraw and Gwyneth Paltrow. In the film, Tim plays Gwyneth's husband-manager, who attempts to resurrect his wife's career by spearheading a comeback tour, tapping two young singer/songwriters to be her opening acts.
When Reba McEntire co-hosted this past weekend's CMT Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton, she revealed that Tim's character bears more than a passing resemblance to her own husband-manager, Narvel Blackstock.
"[Tim] told Narvel that he got all of his inspiration from Narvel," says Reba. "Faith [Hill] emailed me and she said, 'He looks just like Narvel in this movie!' I saw the trailer when I went to see 'Secretariat,' and he does."
While she says she can't wait to see the movie, Reba also admits that since her husband was influential in Tim's portrayal, it could make Narvel a little nervous. "He has a right to be," Reba says with a laugh.
Putting aside any of Narvel's traits that Tim may -- or may not -- have co-opted for the film role, Reba certainly knows the value of her husband's managerial skills.
"As a manager, Narvel is a great idea man," notes the superstar." He's a positive thinker. He's very good to encourage. He thinks about it a lot. He stays glued, and he's always thinking of new things to do. That's his strong point for me ... but to be fair, he's always a fair person."
'Country Strong' opens December 22 in select theaters and will be released nationwide on January 7, 2011
Reba's new album, 'All the Women I Am,' will be tomorrow (November 9).