Friday, June 8, 2007

‘High School Musical’ Star Fakes Her Piano Skills

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – High School Musical 2 starlet Olesya Rulin may have stellar piano skills in the film, but the actress admits she’s faking most of her ivory- tickling talent for the cameras.

That’s the scoop from Rulin, who admits pretending to be an ace at the piano in order to play her musically-gifted character, Kelsi Nielsen.

Says Rulin: “I’ve taken a couple piano lessons and learned to play the beginnings of the songs in the movie but that’s about it. Towards the end of the songs I just fake my playing because I can’t keep up, but it’s fun trying.”

Despite her amateur skills, Rulin says being in the High School Musical films has helped her ear and inclination for music.

She explains, “I’ve gotten so much more interested in playing music and I’m always asking our experts to teach me new songs on the piano. I can’t really get good in just a month of filming, but one day I’ll be able to play “Chopsticks” like a pro!”

High School Musical 2 premieres on the Disney Channel August 17th, and the film’s first music video, “What Time Is It” debuts tomorrow (June 9).

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