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Gwyneth Paltrow Says She Was 'Drunk All the Time' for Her Role in 'Country Strong'

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Us Magazine reports that in order to play an alcoholic in Country Strong, Gwyneth Paltrow said she was drunk most of the time during filming. The Oscar winner appeared on The Rachael Ray Show on Thursday and told the talk show host, "You just get really drunk all the time. Which is awesome!" She continued to tell Ray that it probably isn’t the most professional way to act, but she started out with a drink in the morning. "At least I did anyway, it's not very professional," she said. "There's a Bloody Mary at 10 a.m. and keep it going all day!" Now that filming is wrapped, Paltrow recommended the Clean program by Dr. Alejandro Junger for a detox on her GOOP website. "It is really just the thing if you are in need of a good detox -- wanting some mental clarity and to drop a few pounds...Here's to a happy liver and an amazing 2011!" Paltrow said.