Hollywood actress Katherine Heigl is a beautiful and talented star, who has appeared in a number of different television and movie projects along the way. In her latest movie Jackie & Ryan, Katherine plays a character who plays the guitar but, while talking about her own musical talents, the actress has revealed how her parents forced her to play the cello when she was at school.
Heigl was chatting to Nylon magazine, when she explained to them, "I was supposed to be able to play the cello. My parents, the jerks they are, made me take the cello but whatever, they made me play the violin. Like, 'No, take the biggest, most cumbersome, most annoying instrument to travel to school with.' So from fifth grade through high school I played the cello and took private lessons, but never practiced at home."
She added, "My orchestra teacher was super cool. I'd ask him if I could skip class and he would let me. So I never really properly learned enough, and when we had concerts I was second row and I would sit behind the first chair and mimic everything she did without really touching my bow to the strings. My parents thought I was so brilliant, but I was faking it the whole time. So I don't play any instruments, but I'm really good at faking it."
As well as starring Katherine Heigl, the movie Jackie & Ryan also features the likes of Ben Barnes, Emily Alyn Lind, Clea DuVall, and Sheryl Lee, among others. Jackie & Ryan has been directed by Ami Canaan Mann, who also penned the screenplay for the movie, which hits the big screen in the US today (July 3).