"Third grade, violin, did not want to play the violin and the teacher wouldn't let me quit! I said, 'I really don't wanna play violin, I'd rather play the flute, or recorder', or whatever the other option was and she said, 'No, I can't let you, you're my best student'. So I went back into class the next day and said (to another classmate), 'Ah... do you hate the violin as much as I do?' and she said, 'Miss Shields, out!' She wouldn't let me quit so I got myself fired!" Model-turned-actress Brooke Shields used her acting skills to get herself out of her childhood violin class.