World-famous actress, Dame Judi Dench, believes her age shouldn’t be an excuse for her to stop making movies. In fact, judging by her words, she doesn’t have any plans to retire any time soon, and rightly so.
In a recent interview, Dench admitted that her failing eyesight caused by macular degeneration is making it harder for her to read and learn scripts. But, she insisted there was a way for her to work around this obstacle.
Judi Dench Can’t See Herself Retire
When asked whether she’s planning to slow down, the 87-year-old Dench exclaimed — “Slowing down? How dare you! How dare you. I’m slowing down only in that I can’t see to read. But, I will find a way.”
Judi Dench made her first professional stage appearance in 1957 with the Old Vic Company and since then has become one of the most acclaimed and successful actresses of all time.
During her career, Dench has amassed a whopping number of awards, including seven Oliviers, ten BAFTAs, and one Academy Award from eight nominations. Despite all these accolades, she doesn’t take her success for granted.
She Was Told She Would Never Be in Movies
The Skyfall actress told the Sunday Times magazine that she rarely watches films in which she has played because she gets frustrated by her performance. She shared that there are many movies with her that she has never seen because she would get irritated that she can’t correct her acting.
Dench recounted an anecdote when she auditioned for a film in the 1960s and the director told her she would “never” get to make movies because she has the wrong face. The award-winning actress was courteous enough to not reveal the filmmaker’s name, but one thing is certain, he most likely ate his words after seeing the evolution of her career.
Dame Judi Dench is an icon in the filmmaking industry and the fact that she isn’t planning to slow down is nothing but joyful news for all movie aficionados.