Actor Kevin Hart Principal for Day at Dallas School

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In this Sept. 12, 2018 photo, comedian and actor Kevin Hart films himself with a cellphone after talking to the students at Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas. Hart was named principal for the day. Hart was in town promoting his new movie, Night School. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

DALLAS (AP) — Actor Kevin Hart has surprised the students of a Dallas high school by dropping in to be interim principal for a day.

Hart told hundreds of cheering students at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Wednesday that under his leadership they would be eating “chicken nuggets every day.”

The comedian encouraged students at the arts-focused magnet school to believe in their talents and not be discouraged if they are rejected. He said they know better than anyone what they are capable of doing.

Hart’s day at school was arranged to promote his new movie “Night School,” scheduled to open in theaters Sept. 28. The movie about adults attending night school to earn their GED certificates also features Tiffany Haddish.

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