Glee Gets Oscar Winner Gwyneth Paltrow

By: Brodie
9.28.2010

The golden star of the silver screen will be singing (and wooing) at McKinley High for an upcoming episode of Glee.

How’d they lure Gwennie to the little screen?

"She is a fan of the show," out creator Ryan Murphy explained to Us magazine.

"She is going to be playing a substitute teacher who Matt Morrison’s character falls for," he elaborated. "She will be doing 3 or 4 solos."

Some of you may be a bit perplexed to think of Paltrow carrying a tune but she’s definitely up for the challenge. Don’t believe it? See this clip from 2000's Duets.

"She is a friend of mine and I admire her," Murphy adds, who directed her in 2006's Running With Scissors. "I said, 'If I write a part for you, will you do it?' And she said, 'Yes!'"

"She is so talented and good at it. She’s really excited.”

Paltrow’s vocal talents will also be on display in this December’s Country Strong alongside Gossip Girl Leighton Meester.

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