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Judi Dench said that her character in “Cats,” Old Deuteronomy, is actually transgender.In an interview with Out magazine, Dench recalled how she was forced to drop out of a stage production of “Cats” from 1981 in London’s West End.When the interviewer, who is transgender, pointed out that her character is traditionally played by a man on stage, Dench noted that the male actor Brian Blessed played the role in the 1981 production.“[It was] nerve wracking, because all I can hear is Brian Blessed all the time in the production that I wasn’t able to be in,” Dench said. “Totally unexpected, it was. I kind of call it ‘trans Deuteronomy,’ is the part for me. But it was lovely to be led about and be an aged, old cat.”Also Read: 'Cats' Poor Reception Prompts Universal to Send an 'Improved,' Updated Version to TheatersDench’s character is a wise, older cat who judges other cats in the annual Jellicle Ball. The cats have a chance to ascend to the Heaviside Layer and be reborn in a new life if they are chosen.Dench was meant to portray the characters Grizabella the Glamour Cat and Jennyanydots the Old Gumbie Cat in the 1981 production in London, but she was forced to leave the play after she snapped an Achilles tendon.“Cats” is in theaters now. Check out video of Dench’s interview via Out.Read original story Judi Dench Says Her Character in ‘Cats’ Is Trans At TheWrap
It’s been four months since the first trailer for "Cats" sent Twitter into a feline-frenzy, with reactions ranging from open-mouthed shock to furry-ious anticipation. Now we’ve actually seen with our own very eyes a fresh look at Tom Hooper’s ensemble of Jellicle cats.
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What to call your significant other when you are happily unmarried? According to Dame Judi Dench, there is nothing worse than the word ‘partner’. The actress, who was widowed in 2001, is in a relationship with conservationist David Mills. They met in 2010 when he invited her to open a squirrel enclosure at the wildlife centre he runs near her home in Surrey. She ruled out the possibility of marrying again at 82, but said she struggled to find an adequate word to describe him. “I don’t know what the word is because I don’t like the word ‘partner’. Partner is something to do with dancing. Partner - horrible word. Friend? No. Boyfriend? No. Chap? Will chap do?” she asked. Dame Judi met David Mills, a conservationist, in 2010 when he asked her to open a squirrel sanctuary Credit: Andrew Crowley “He is not going to propose. No, no, no, no, no. Let’s just pull ourselves together and be our age!” she said. The couple have a lot of fun together, Dame Judi told Good Housekeeping magazine. “I have a jolly nice friend now,” she said. “One hot night during the summer, we swam and then had a glass of champagne in the garden and I said, ‘This is so fantastic’. But perhaps if I was a romantic I’d have been cool and calm about it. I get a bit over-excited about things. “I love having a good laugh. A sense of humour is the most attractive thing of all. It’s essential.” Dame Judi was married to Michael Williams, the actor, for 30 years. They appeared together in the 1980s sitcom, A Fine Romance. He sent her a red rose every Friday. They had a daughter, Finty, and Dame Judi said her one regret was not having a great brood of children. “I wish I’d had lots more children. I had planned to have six, easily,” she said. “The rewards you get out of it. Finty and I are so close.” Dame Judi Dench and Ali Fazal in the forthcoming film Victoria and Abdul The actress will appear next in Victoria and Abdul, a film about Queen Victoria’s relationship with an Indian servant, Abdul Karim. The cast features Tim Pigott-Smith, the actor who died earlier this year, and Dame Judi said losing him had made her think about her own mortality. He was “a great mate of mine. And then suddenly you hear he is not there any more. That not only frightens me, but it also depresses the hell out of me,” she said. The film marks the second time the actress has played Queen Victoria - 20 years ago she portrayed her in Mrs Brown, dramatising the monarch’s relationship with another servant, and earned an Oscar nomination. With five further Academy Award nominations and one win to her name, Dame Judi is Britain’s most garlanded actress. But she holds out little hope that the gender pay gap will close. She said: “Salary, parts, you name it: it’s better now than it’s ever been, I think, but it will never be on a parity. Never. No matter how much we speak out. We are put in our place.” Credit: Nicky Johnston/Good Housekeeping The full interview is in the October issue of Good Housekeeping, on sale August 30
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Sometimes stars prove to be their own biggest fans. Not only do they pose with their likeness (twinning!), they have someone take their photo while they’re doing it, and then share it with their millions of followers. You can’t say they don’t have healthy egos! See the photos…
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As you may know by now, Dame Judi Dench is a huge fan of body art. She’s worn her “007” James Bond theme crystals three times now ( most recently in June) but at the age of 81 she finally decided to make a permanent addition. On her birthday back in December she got her first-ever ink job!