'Country Strong' star Gwyneth Paltrow is featured on the cover of the 200th issue of InStyle, on newsstands Friday, and the Oscar winner reveals what she loves about being home for the holidays in London with Coldplay hubby Chris Martin and their two kids, Apple and Moses!
"My favorite thing is that the phone stops ringing and the e-mails stop coming," says Gwyneth. "It's like a vacuum is created where you can be together and there's no outside noise. The air changes. You can be home, but it feels different. I really love that."
When Gwyneth isn't spending quality alone time with her family, she likes to party it up with her pals in the shadow of Big Ben.
"I like having dance parties at my house and being super-goofy with my girlfriends," she reveals. "We just play dance music, like whatever is on the radio and then old stuff -- Michael Jackson, disco -- and new stuff; we mix it up. It's fun."
Gwyneth's new musical drama 'Country Strong,' in select theaters December 22, finds her strapping on a guitar to play an unstable country music singer on the road to revamping her derailed career.
"I've never prepared for anything more in my life," says Gwyneth of the role. "It was a big responsibility. There was studying with an accent coach, learning to play guitar, and of course the singing. My voice didn't have any power or strength to it at all, and I wanted to try to sing properly. And I was so nervous about performing live scenes in the film because that's so foreign to me."
Pick up a copy of InStyle's January issue on sale this Friday, December 17 and go to InStyle.com for more on Paltrow, plus a fun video featuring all 200 InStyle covers!