Judi Dench talks again about her vision problems: “I can no longer see on the set or read my scripts”

To the delight of his fans, Judi Dench She does not plan to retire any time soon, although the English actress acknowledges that her work is becoming increasingly difficult due to her vision problems.

In an interview with the Sunday Daily Mirror (via The Independent), Dench has spoken of the effects of the age related macular degeneration, a disorder that was diagnosed in 2012 and that affects the area of ​​the retina associated with central and sharp vision. “I can’t see on the set anymore”, recognizes the actress, 88 years old.

“I can’t read either, so I don’t see much,” he continues. “But you know, you have to face it. Move on. It’s hard if I have a long role: I still have to find a way. Because I have many friends who teach me the scripts, but I also have a photographic memory.”

Known above all for her role as m in the saga of James Bond, Dench has a long and illustrious career in the theater, to which must be added his work in films such as A Room with a View, Shakespeare in Love (which won her an Oscar as a supporting actress) and The Riddick Chronicles, during whose filming he became an unsuspected friendship with Vin Diesel.

In 2019, the actress recognized that she could no longer drive due to her vision problems. “It’s terrible, but I could kill someone if I get behind the wheel of a car,” he pointed out, indicating that he was also unable to read books or do the crossword puzzle in the newspaper.

Even so, Judi Dench clinches now that she is not going to throw in the towel. “I have an irrational fear of getting bored”, Explain. “That’s why I got a tattoo that reads ‘Carpe Diem’. That is the motto we should live by.”

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