Dame Judi Dench: ‘Don’t Question my Choices’

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Judi DenchACTRESS Dame Judi Dench insists it’s “none of the public’s business” why she picks her film roles.

The James Bond star hates being asked her reasons for joining a movie or play — because she’d prefer to keep them private.

“On a film you have to sit and answer questions about what you think of the part, why you wanted to play the part and I think that’s none of the ­public’s business,” Dench writes in her new book, And Furthermore.

“Why should you know the ins and outs of everything? The joy of the theater is not really going and knowing that somebody had terrible difficulty playing this part, or why they did it. It’s to go and be told a story, the author’s story, through the best means possible.

“In any case I never know why I’ve done something; it’s for lots of reasons. I want to keep a quiet portion inside that is my own business and not anybody else’s. You don’t say to a dress designer like Betty Jackson, ‘Why have you made a dress like that? Why did you cut the dress like that?’ Why should the public know everything?”