We reported about this a few years ago, and it's so sad to hear that Dame Judi Dench's macular degeneration has progressed this far.
She can officially no long read scripts — or menus in restaurants — but the worst of it is that she can't really watch movies anymore either.
BUT, at 79, with 95 award nominations in her career, she STILL isn't ready to retire!
In fact, her powerful words bring tears to our eyes! She said:
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We're so sad to hear this!
Dame Judi Dench is currently in a battle to ward off a disease that could take her eyesight.
At 77, nobody wants to have to deal with something like this!
She is now receiving treatment for macular degeneration — which her mother also suffered — and has to now rely on family and friends to read scripts to her!
Here's what she had to say:
"I can't read scripts anymore because of the trouble with my eyes. And so somebody comes in and reads them to me, like telling me a story. It's usually my daughter or my agent or a friend and actually I like that, because I sit there and imagine the story in my mind. I've got what my ma had, macular degeneration, which you get when you get old. I had wet in one eye and dry in the other and they had to do these injections and I think it's arrested it. I hope so. The most distressing thing is in a restaurant in the evening I can't see the person I'm having dinner with."
We are so heartbroken to hear this!
Seriously, the part where she talks about no seeing the person she's having dinner with just does us in.
The good news is that she has no plans to retire, as long as she can still do the job!
We're so sorry to hear all this, Judi!
[Image via WENN.]
Judi Dench had a bit of an accident on the set of her new movie, J. Edgar, and injured her feet, breaking two toes (according to a source).
Dench co-stars with Leonardo DiCaprio.
Poor, Judi! We hope she’s alright!
[Image via Jonny Forsyth/WENN.com.]