Actress Rachel Weisz embarked on a musical journey to prepare for her role in The Brother Bloom – she had to learn how to play four different instruments.
The Mummy star admits it was a tall task to undertake for the upcoming comedy adventure, particularly because she was stuck with a Serbian music teacher – and they struggled to overcome the language barrier.
She said: “We were in Serbia when we were doing the scenes and I learned the accordion with a professor who spoke no English and I spoke no Serbian. I just wished someone had made a documentary of me trying to learn the accordion because it was so silly.”
Weisz added: “Then I had to learn the banjo, guitar and fiddle. I was doing my homework in my room for hours learning the chords. I had to look as if I knew how to play these instruments.”
But Weisz, who stars as an heiress who is cheated by conmen played by Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo, admits there was one other skill she had to master – and that was the hardest of all.
She added: “Most difficult were the card tricks. I never knew how to shuffle a pack let alone do this amazing card trick. I had to learn with someone from the Magic Circle. That was no fake, believe me.”
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