Anya Taylor-Joy says watching School of Rock helped her learn English
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Actor Anya Taylor-Joy has said that watching School of Rock as a child helped her learn English.
As a child, there are many different ways we can learn new things, some less conventional than others.
While teachers would like to think they can teach you everything you'll need to know in the classroom, there is no doubt that we certainly learn things through forms of entertainment media.
Anya Taylor-Joy is one of those that has learnt a lot more than you'd many expect from watching a classic film.
Taylor-Joy is of course doing the media rounds right now to promote her latest film, The Super Mario Bros. Movie.
While the film currently only sits at a 58 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes, a lot of gamers and former ones who played Mario when they were younger are still excited.
Taylor-Joy stars in the film as the voice of Princess Peach, alongside the likes of Chris Pratt as Mario and Jack Black voicing Bowser.
Surprisingly, it is Black that Taylor-Joy has to thank for learning English, as she was a massive fan of the actor's 2003 classic School of Rock when she was younger.
In fact, Taylor-Joy says that she used to watch the film at school every Friday, so, maybe teachers can say you learn everything in the classroom after all.
In an interview with Buzzfeed, Taylor-Joy said: "Yeah, at the school I went to when I first moved to London they would play School of Rock every Friday.
"At that time, I didn't really speak much English, if any, so that and Harry Potter and Jumanji are like how I learned English."
Taylor-Joy then described how she 'super starstruck' when she found out she would be doing the media rounds with Black.
You are probably thinking why is that the case as they have shot a whole movie together, well, that filming did not exactly mean meeting in person.
Taylor-Joy told Buzzfeed: "I didn't realise I was going to be doing the press day for this movie with Jack Black, so when I read that, the sound that came out of me was just this high pitch shriek that I was not expecting!
"We haven't met each other because we all recorded our parts individually, so I was super starstruck when I saw the schedule for today.
She concluded: "I very seldom get like that, but I was just running around earlier like, 'oh my God, Tenacious D, this is amazing.'"