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Wood: Playing cello was 'difficult'

Evan Rachel Wood has revealed that learning to play the cello for her role in The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman wasn't easy.

The US actress admitted at the Sundance Film Festival that she found herself in trouble after she realised she had been taught the wrong music, reported Collider.

"It was difficult because we went through a whole thing with what pieces I was going to play for the main orchestra and I had gotten the wrong piece. I looked at the real cello players and this is not what I learned," she said.

The 25-year-old, who is expecting her first child with husband Jamie Bell, wanted to star in the film alongside Shia LaBeouf, Mads Mikkelsen and the Inbetweeners' James Buckley because of the tone of the movie. Shia and her play a couple who meet - and fall in love - under strange circumstances.

"I really wanted to do a gritty romance because True Romance is one of my favourites. I love the contrast of tender love surrounded by crazy violence and madness," she said.

"And I love the character. She's a survivor, she's a fighter. What woman wouldn't want to do it?" she added.


From Belfast Telegraph