Dame Judi’s Vision Woes: From 007 Secrets to “Can’t See a Script” Eyesight πŸ•ΆοΈπŸ“½οΈ

TL;DR;: Oscar-winning actress Judi Dench, at 88, reveals she can’t see well on movie sets or even read due to her deteriorating eyesight. Nevertheless, she’s not letting that stop her legendary career, as she relies on friends to help her memorize scripts. πŸ”πŸŽ¬

When you’ve been slaying the silver screen as long as Dame Judi Dench, would a little hiccup like deteriorating eyesight slow you down? πŸ€” Think again!

Dench spills the beans, saying, “I can’t see on a film set anymore. And I can’t see to read. So I can’t see much.” Heartbreaking, huh? But what’s even more iconic? Her fighting spirit! “You just deal with it. Get on,” she insists. Ever thought how she memorizes her lines? A combination of a photographic memory and an entourage of dedicated friends who repeat lines to her until they stick. πŸ§ πŸ”

Recognized for her bad-ass role as Q in the James Bond series (among countless other roles), Dench’s illustrious career faces a new kind of challenge. The “ghastly” reality of being dependent on others due to her vision loss has been a shock. But, does she let it get to her? Nah!🚫

A small back story for ya – Dench was diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) back in 2013. But our girl is no quitter! In 2021, she revealed her tactic of having close friends read scripts out loud repeatedly, hoping to cement the dialogues in her memory. Now that’s some friendship goals right there! 🀝❀️

And you’d think the challenges would make her take a step back, maybe? In 2015, she admitted her inability to travel solo, needing someone to warn her of steps or she’d “fall all over the place like a mad, drunk lady.” Yet, with her undying spirit, she remains unstoppable and is still planning on working.

Speaking of spirits, at the age of 81, Dench got the Latin phrase “carpe diem” (seize the day) tattooed on her wrist. πŸŒžπŸ’‰ What’s the reason behind it? “I have an irrational fear of boredom,” she declares. Talk about a mantra for life!

Alright, peeps! Here’s something to chew on: In a world obsessed with perfection and ageism, how does Dame Judi Dench’s story reshape our understanding of resilience and adaptation? Do her life choices prompt you to look at challenges differently? 🀯 Let’s get talking! Would you get a “carpe diem” tattoo when you’re 81?