Category: Dame Judi Dench

Judi Dench Isn’t Happy About how exactly Mangy Her “Cats” Personality Looked

Dame Judi Dench has made history again. Not only was she the first transgender feline in a big-budget Hollywood musical, but she’s also become the oldest cover star of British Vogue magazine at the tender age of 85. Leonardo Di Caprio was stunned and amazed because he always forgets that women live past the age of 25.

Judi did a long interview with British Vogue right before the quarantine hit the UK and shit got real. Here’s Dame Judi’s cover:

Judi kept it real about being British Vogue’s oldest cover star. You think being 85 is fun? Judi said it sucks:

“Nothing,” she barks, deadly serious. Nothing? “I don’t like it at all. I don’t think about it. I don’t want to think about it. They say age is an attitude…” she trails off, then snaps, “it’s horrible.”
“I saw Mags – Maggie Smith – the other day, and she said, ‘My god, I think they’re going to stop me driving my car.’” Dench had to give up driving a few years ago, when her sight began to deteriorate. She misses it horribly. “It’s the most terrible shock to your system. Ghastly. It’s terrible to be so dependent on people.”

And of course, Judi had to talk about the absolute fucking CATastrophe that was the movie Cats. Judi played Old Deuteronomy, and if she could, she’d drag the entire look of her character into the kitty litter box and bury that turd forever.

Dench visibly prickles at its mention. “The cloak I was made to wear!” she cries. “Like five foxes fucking on my back.” Filmed in green screen, and with her eyesight impaired, Dench has yet to see the film in full but was far from pleased at how her Old Deuteronomy turned out looking in the pictures she’s seen. She’d hoped she would look rather elegant. Instead: “A battered, mangy old cat,” she says, appalled. “A great big orange bruiser. What’s that about?” I reassure her that irony-loving younger audiences can’t get enough of it, and she nods. “I had a very nice email… no, not an email.” A text? “Yes, a text, from Ben Whishaw [the actor], who just doted on it. So sweet. So lovely.”

I love how she said,“What’s that about?”, over a movie she was in. Love the difference between contractually bound promo before the movie comes out and “no longer giving a fuck since that shit already came out and bombed.” But I do wish this interviewer pushed a bit more and got deeper into the nitty-gritty of it. Can Judi get a copy of the butthole-version? What did Judi Dench’s pussy butthole look like? Be a journalist! Get the truth! The people want to know!

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After six decades on screen and stage, it’s safe to say Judi Dench commands public affection on an industrial scale. In the June 2020 issue, Dench invited #BritishVogue inside her Surrey home to discuss love and marriage (she’s had four proposals), her expansive repertoire of awards (including 11 BAFTAs and one Oscar), and a brief fling with rap music, delivering a message of hope at a time when we need it most. Read the full interview with @GilesHattersley at the link in bio, and see the full story in the new issue on newsstands and available for digital download Thursday 7 May. #JudiDench wears a coat by #GiorgioArmaniPrivé and dress by @_LA_Collection_. Photographed by @Nick_Knight and styled by @KPhelan123, with hair by @SamMcKnight1, make-up by @TheValGarland, nails by @MikePocock and set design by @TomoTattle.
A post shared by British Vogue (@britishvogue) on May 4, 2020 at 9:15am PDT

Pic: Universal Pictures

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