Paltrow scared of launching singing career

Los Angeles: Oscar winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow is terrified of launching her own solo music career.

The 38-year-old actress, who was earlier rumoured to have signed a record deal, says that she is scared of plunging into the new field.

"Well, I haven`t signed anything but I`m thinking about it. It`s hard to think of switching because all the singing I`ve been doing has been coming out of `Country Song` or `Glee`. So I think, how would I do that? Just a record by myself feels a little scary to me," the actress said during an appearance on the US talk show `The Ellen DeGeneres Show`.

The `Shakespeare in Love` star, who plays the role of an alcoholic country singer in her upcoming film `Country Song`, has already showcased her vocal talent on the hit TV musical `Glee`.

Paltrow had also performed live at events including the recent Academy Awards and the Grammys.

"I like all kinds of music. I don`t think it would be a real poppy record. Britney Spears has cornered that market," said Paltrow.

Paltrow has also denied reports of signing a deal with Atlantic Records but says she is open to such offers.