Dench, of course, played Old Deuteronomy in the much maligned and totally star-studded Tom Hooper adaptation of Cats that hit theaters last year. (Remember going to the movies?) Anyway, turns out she was not a fan of her costume and is not afraid to let everyone know—making me love her all the more.
She admits in a new British Vogue interview that she has yet to see the film in its entirety, but boy does she have some notes about her look. “A battered, mangy old cat,” she said of Old Deuteronomy. “A great big orange bruiser. What’s that about?” But she saved her harshest critique for the cloak the character wears. “The cloak I was made to wear!” she said. “Like five foxes f**king on my back.”
What. A. Savage. You love to see it. It’s truly not every day you get to hear the unbridled truth about how an actor feels about a film they did. “She inspires warmth, kindness, naughtiness,” British actor Olivia Colman told the magazine of Dench. “She’s utterly instinctive. What she has is just in there. You want her to turn her face to you. ‘Please grin at me, include me in your world.’ God it looks like fun.”
Dench also gave some real talk about aging. “Nothing,” she said when asked what she enjoys about being 85. “I don’t like it at all. I don’t think about it. I don’t want to think about it. They say age is an attitude…it’s horrible.”
Dench continued, “I saw Mags Maggie Smith the other day, and she said, ‘My God, I think they’re going to stop me driving my car. It’s the most terrible shock to your system. Ghastly. It’s terrible to be so dependent on people.”
We have no choice but to stan.
Originally Appeared on Glamour