Ender's Game: Ford And Kingsley Visit School
Harrison Ford and Sir Ben Kingsley have visited a secondary school in west London as part of a drive to engage young people in cinema.
The pair are promoting their new film Ender's Game about a gifted 12-year-old boy trained to become Earth's ultimate military leader.
The school was chosen for the visit through the FilmClub initiative, which gives young people across the country a chance to talk and write about films.
Ford told Sky News: "I was impressed with the kids. I was impressed with their focus, their understanding and the wisdom of their questions.
"It's important for them to understand the practical nature of the storytelling process in film."
The cast were questioned by pupils about script choice, character development and the wider industry.
Ford and Sir Ben were joined by younger Hollywood stars Asa Butterfield and Hailee Steinfeld, both 16, who also appear in Ender's Game.
Steinfeld's portrayal of Mattie Ross in the 2010 film True Grit earned her an Oscar nomination, while Butterfield is best known for his roles in Hugo, and The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas.
FilmClub is running in some 7,000 schools in the UK, with 220,000 children meeting every week to watch, discuss and review films.
Steinfeld said: "I'd like to see this kind of thing happening all over the world.
"I'm home-schooled right now, but if I was in school I would definitely want to be part of something like this. I think it's incredible, I love the idea."
Ender's Game is based on a science-fiction novel of the same name by Orson Scott Card.
The central character is a pre-teen genius, raised to be the potential saviour of the human race.
Sir Ben, who plays a tough, but brilliant general, said: "The central story to Ender's Game is that really difficult transition from adolescence to adulthood and that's why it was such a privilege to be at this school today.
"We are faced with every adolescent in that room going through the same struggles - different scale, but the same questioning and self-doubting.
"The moments of triumph, the moments of comradeship and the moments of loss. It's going to have a lot to say to young people."
Westminster Academy student Kevin De Wit, 18, told Sky News he felt inspired to pursue a career in the industry.
"You talk to them and they treat you like you'd expect anyone else to treat you," he said.
"It makes you feel like it is not an alienated dream - it's something you can achieve.
Julianna Brunet, 16, said: "They're real people - they breathe and eat like we do, get nervous like we do.
"You see young faces like Asa and you think 'Okay, he's just like me. Why can't I do something like that? Why can't I have the passion that they have and just go for it'."
Labinot Krasniqi, 17, said: "FilmClub gives us an idea of how big the film industry actually is and how we can get into different places.
"A lot of us want to be actors, but many of us want to be writers, directors and producers."
Ender's Game is released in the UK on October 25.