DAME JUDI’S JUST DUCKY
Being 82 didn’t stop (above) from going back to school this week.
“I like to learn something new every day, including a new word,” she told students at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. One word she recently learned: Anatidaephobia .
“(It’s) a natural fear of being stared at by a duck,” she explained. She’s correct.
Dench also confessed that when her eyesight was better, she enjoyed embroidering pillows with curse words and gifting them to her friends. Something she never wants to do again, is play a queen, which she’s done twice in her illustrious career. Dench said she’s also glad she wasn’t born a royal. “The drudgery,” she moaned. “It must be ghastly.”
Dench told students that she was once cast in a production of “Cats” and is glad that an injury stopped that from coming to fruition.
“I went to see it and thought ‘I’m glad I wasn’t in that.’ ”
Her new film “Victoria and Abdul” opened this weekend.
Bstar says is doing good. Cranston, (below) whose new film “Last Flag Flying” tells the story of a Vietnam veteran who loses his son in the war in Iraq, finds the controversial — and out of work — quarterback to be honorable. “I have a different opinion of him than our President has,” Cranston told us at his movie’s New York Film Festival premiere at Lincoln Center. Kaepernick, 29, led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2011. But since kneeling to protest police brutality during the national anthem before games in 2016, no team has hired him. “I think actually he’s being very respectful, very silent, private,” Cranston says. Despite being out of work since stirring up that controversy, Kaepernick has donated nearly $1 million to organizations that champion social causes over the past year. “He’s not moving, he’s not preventing anyone else from