Garrett Hedlund and Gwyneth PaltrowLove scenes can be awkward for even the most experienced actors, but 'Country Strong' star Garrett Hedlund says he just jumped right in when it came to his kissing scene with co-star Gwyneth Paltrow.

Hedlund 's first meeting with Paltrow was only shortly before their romantic scene. He says, "Me and Gwyneth and [director] Shana Feste went to dinner for like an hour one of the days prior, and that was the first Gwyneth and I met each other."

Shortly thereafter, the 26-year-old actor was in a lip-lock with the Oscar-winning star. "[You] have to jump in and play these tender scenes, but you know what you're getting in for and you know what you want to do and what you want to show within your character."