Keira Knightley went back to school to teach a drama class in preparation for her role in West End play "The Children's Hour". Knightley and and her co-star, "Mad Men"'s Elisabeth Moss, play teachers in the drama so they spent a day at Brentwood School in Essex, England, where they stepped in front of a class of 10 drama students.
The "Pirates of the Caribbean" actress admits it was "terrifying" to be in charge of pupils, but she gained a new found respect for school staff. She says, "They were so kind. I got them to do a scene from the play - basically I did a drama class. It left me with a great respect for teachers. It gives you an insight into how tired you are after just an hour."
A school spokesperson adds, "They explained to the girls that they really wanted to get inside a teacher's head. They adopted different styles and wanted to see pupils' responses."
The actresses play teachers at a boarding school in the play, which is showing at the Comedy Theater in London.