Anya Taylor-Joy studied English in ‘School of Rock’

“Harry Potter” and “Jumanji” are like how I learned English,” said the “Super Mario Bros. Movie” actress.

Anya Taylor-Joy was “a superstar” when she met her “Super Mario Bros. Movie” co-star Jack Black.

The “Queen’s Gambit” Golden Globe winner admitted that his childhood crush “School of Rock” made Black a real-life rock star, especially as a fan of his band Tenacious D.

“The school I first moved to in London used to play ‘School of Rock’ every Friday,” said Taylor-Joy. Buzzfeed UK. “At the time I didn’t really speak English, if at all, so Harry Potter and ‘Jumanji’ is how I learned English!

Taylor-Joy was born in Florida, grew up in Argentina and moved to the UK at the age of six. He now stars alongside ‘School of Rock’ icon Black in ‘The Super Mario Bros’. animated film, but they did not meet until the press tour.

“I didn’t know 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 a high-pitched scream that I didn’t expect!” Taylor-Joy said: “We didn’t see each other because we were all recording our parts individually, so I was quite shocked when I saw the schedule today.”

He added: “It’s very rare, but before I was just running around going, ‘Oh my God, Tenacious D, this is amazing.’

Taylor-Joy noted that Tenacious D’s “Tribute” is her favorite karaoke song: “I make all the sounds. That’s always awesome,” he said.

The “Furiosa” actress previously said The Wall Street Journal that he refused to learn English for two years after moving to London to force his parents to move back to South America. Now Taylor-Joy wants to return to her native language, telling Buzzfeed: “I want to make a film in Spanish, so any Spanish-speaking director. I would love to do it.”

“School of Rock” celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Protagonist Black confirmed Fun tonight that he plans to reunite with the original cast.

“Those kids, dig this, they were 10 years old when we made that movie and now they’re all 30,” Black said. “We’re going to come together and have a 20-year anniversary. We love jam. I can’t wait to see all the adults in ‘School of Rock.”

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