Claire Danes is performing as “Pygmalion’s” Eliza Doolittle on Broadway. The last time Claire Danes appeared in a play, it turned into a train...

Claire Danes is performing as “Pygmalion’s” Eliza Doolittle on Broadway.

The last time Claire Danes appeared in a play, it turned into a train wreck.

The role was way out of her range, she adopted an atrocious accent and she overacted so badly that she recently hid under a couch while watching the results on video.

Then again, she was 8.

As she prepares for a Broadway run of “Pygmalion,” Danes still cringes at that debut — in a grade school production of “Manhattan Is Missing,” a gentle story about a vanished cat.

“I played the father, the patriarch. I don’t know why because it wasn’t a single-sex school or anything. There were boys available. And I was British for some reason. I don’t know why. I don’t know if this was a personal choice or if this was in the text,” she says.

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