At Age 88, Dame Judi Dench Admits She Pretends to Be 56

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8 months ago

Dame Judi Dench, one of the most popular and esteemed actresses of our time, recently revealed how her waning health has started impacting her work. The 88-year-old actress also admits that she pretends to be 56 as a way to deal with aging.

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The 88-year-old actress, who has previously discussed how her health issues have affected her career, now believes she is only 56 years old. “We’ve got to keep going and not think of age too much. You have to think you are about 56,” she said. “Also I don’t make a point of keeping fit. I am very bad at that.”

In spite of her declining eyesight, the Academy Award winner firmly expresses her determination to continue acting, “I can’t see on a film set anymore. And I can’t see to read. But, you know, you just deal with it. Get on.”

The renowned actress, famous for her appearances in numerous significant films, including the Bond series, struggles with advanced macular degeneration. She disclosed that her friends assist her in memorizing lines, and she has to make use of her photographic memory.

The actress has openly discussed her health struggles and how they have impacted her career. “I don’t want to retire. I’m not doing much at the moment because I can’t see. It’s bad.” She revealed that her partner has to cut her food for her since she cannot see the plate. Despite all this, she doesn’t let herself think about her age and her positive attitude is an inspiration!

Dame Judy Dench recently revealed she was gradually losing her eyesight and was no longer able to read film scripts while filming a TV special in Scotland.

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