Judi Dench fears death
- Bang Showbiz
- 12 December 2009
Dame Judi Dench, 75, admits she thinks about her own mortality all the time now she has reached old age
Dame Judi Dench is worried about dying.
The 75-year-old actress, who stars in new musical movie 'Nine', admits her mortality is always on her mind now she is older.
She said: "I think about dying all the time but I push it to the back of my mind. Why? Because of fear of course."
The 'Casino Royale' star admits she "loathes" the ageing process but accepts it is just a part of life.
She added in an interview with The Times newspaper: "I don't like it at all. Suddenly I get up out of a chair and can't rush across the room. But there's nothing I can do about it.
"My energy levels are OK but I can't see very well. People have to look up and wave at me. If a restaurant is too dark I can end up talking to the back of chairs."
Judi's husband Michael Williams passed away nine years ago and the actress admits she has never fully got over his death.
She said: "I don't expect you ever get over something like that. Time changes everything I suppose but I miss the basic things.
"Finding love with someone else is not something that ever happened. But I've loved living in the same house, in the same grounds with my family."