Dame Judi Dench has been in New York this week (March 3) braving the late winter slush and sleet to make it to the premiere for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which she claims is a project to which she is “totally committed.”
The 2012 original film which chronicled the adventures of a colorful cast of retired British individuals who take up residence in a hotel in India was a sleeper hit. It was seen as a significant picture in that it depicted the lives of older people without resorting to stereotypes—it also successfully tapped into the greying audience demographic.
80-year-old Dame Judi gives an excellent performance in the new picture. She maintains she gets just as excited, and just as frightened, over her roles as she did when she was a younger actress.
Watch our interview with Ms. Dench below: