Date: 2nd March 2004

Moss takes acting lessons from Paltrow

Kate Moss is taking acting lessons from Oscar-winning friend Gwyneth Paltrow.

The Sun says the supermodel is having private coaching sessions with Paltrow in a bid to launch a film career when she retires from modelling.

Moss is said to have been interested in appearing on screen since she dated Johnny Depp in the early 1990s.

Movie offers have reportedly already flooded in for Moss and she recently turned down a role in Stephen Fry's film Bright Young Things.

But she is holding out for a gritty Brit flick, like Love Honour And Obey or Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels.

A close friend of the model told the newspaper: "Kate has wanted to get into acting for years but has taken it one step further by asking Gwyneth to coach her. She respects and admires Gwyneth's talent and feels comfortable being taught by a friend.

She has had three informal one-hour tutorials with Gwyneth at Kate's house in London. Kate's really into the swing of it."

Source: Press Release