Press Trust of India
October 15, 2012 13:48 IST
The 77-year-old says she has only had time off from work twice in the last six decades - to give birth to her daughter Tara Williams and to care for her late husband.
Dame Judi Dench says acting came to
her rescue when her husband died and grief gave her an
enormous amount of energy.
The Skyfall star found solace in her career after
husband Michael Williams passed away 11-years-ago, reported
"It (acting) came to my rescue, really. I went out to
Nova Scotia almost immediately after Michael's funeral and
made The Shipping News with Kevin Spacey for four weeks. And
then I was into Pride & Prejudice.
"People, friends, kept saying, 'You are not facing up to
it; you need to face up to it,' and maybe they were right, but
I felt I was - in the acting. Grief supplies you with an
enormous amount of energy. I needed to use that up," she said.
The 77-year-old says she has only had time off from work
twice in the last six decades - to give birth to her daughter
Tara Williams and to care for her late husband.
"I think it is always appalling to see yourself on film.
In the theatre you can change things ever so slightly; it's an
organic thing. Whereas in film you only have that chance on
the day, and you have no control over it at all."