Gwyneth Paltrow and Joaquin Phoenix
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03/16/2009 AT 11:25 AM EDT
has some advice for her friend and costar Joaquin Phoenix about his new career path: Get some street cred.
Popular belief is that Phoenix's saying goodbye to acting and launching a hip-hop career could be an elaborate hoax
, despite his publicist's assertions to the contrary.
"I think that there might be some other explanation or something going on. I'm not quite sure what, but I can't believe that he's really going to quit [acting] forever to become a rapper," she told MTV UK
during a promotional junket for Two Lovers
. "It seems odd."
When asked what advice she has for her costar, who also appears in Two Lovers
, she replied, "Hmm ... maybe to go live in the projects for a few years to get some authenticity, maybe."
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