Justice Smith, who appeared in Netflix smash The Get Down , and has also recently been cast in Jurassic World 2 , took a trip to Isleworth and Syon School with Lucas Hedges of Manchester by the Sea, as part of research for their next project.
The pair are set to star in Yen a new play set in west London's Feltham area which will take to the stage on Broadway in 2017.
Smith recently joined the cast of the Jurassic World sequel, which will star returning cast members Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, as well as Rafe Spall and Toby Jones.
Hedges was highly praised for his role in Manchester By Sea, which also starred Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams.
The actors spoke with Year 10 to 13 Hounslow students about local culture as well as answering questions about their acting careers.
This was followed by a Skype session with Sean Hollands, director of a new film adaptation of "DNA", the Year 10 set text for GCSE.
Headteacher Euan Ferguson said: "At a time when the arts in schools are in decline nationally, performance art is alive and well at Isleworth and Syon.
"We see the arts as an opportunity to provide academic fulfilment, raise student self-esteem, contribute to our culture capital and encourage a civilised society."
In recent weeks the students performed Shakespeare's Macbeth and their next performance will be at the carol concert at St Mary’s Church, Osterley, on December 19 at 7pm.
Admission is free and members of the community are welcome.
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