updated 08/03/2011 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 08/03/2011 AT 1:55 PM ET
Between her stint on Glee and her performance at the 2011 Grammys – not to mention impressive appearances at the CMA Awards and on Saturday Night Live – Gwyneth Paltrow seems to know how to handle her budding musical career.
But it’s no thanks to her husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, she says. Why? Because she never asked him for help.
“[He’s] a musical genius,” she tells Elle magazine in its September issue. “It’s like living with Picasso and being like, ‘Should I make a little something-something?’ ”