DAME JUDI’S JUST DUCKY

New York Daily News - - CONFIDENTIAL - Bryan Colin Kaeper­nick

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

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