Katherine Heigl: My parents are jerks

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 July 2015
Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl

Hollywood star Katherine Heigl has joked her parents are "jerks" for making her play the cello rather than the guitar

Katherine Heigl thinks her parents are "jerks" for making her play the cello.

The 36-year-old actress - who plays the guitar in new romantic drama 'Jackie & Ryan' - has revealed she never got the opportunity to learn the instrument during her school years because of her parents, Nancy and Paul Heigl.

She shared: "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. My orchestra teacher was super cool. I'd ask him if I could skip class and he would let me."

Katherine explained that as a consequence, she never learned the instrument she most wanted to.

She told Nylon magazine: "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."

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