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Thursday 21 August 2014

Goode: I needed to learn the piano

Matthew Goode had to work on his piano skills for his new film

Matthew Goode has revealed that he needed a crash course in piano-playing for Stoker.

In one beautifully shot scene in Park Chan-Wook's tense thriller, uncle Charlie (played by Matthew) and his niece India (Mia Wasikowska) play the piano together.

The 34-year-old said: "That was one long scene. I hadn't played the piano since I was about 11, that's 20-odd years ago so I did need some training.

"I used to play Bach's Minuet In G Major for grade three, so you don't want to start straight back with a Philip Glass arpeggio piece. Mia was probably a little bit better than I was. It was good fun. I haven't played the piano since then."

Mia added: "I took a crash course a couple of months before we started filming. I did two months of intensive lessons, which was really fun and I really loved it. It's one of the perks of the job."

:: Stoker is in cinemas now.

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