Acting saved me after hubby's death, says Judi Dench

Published: Oct 16, 2012, 08:12 IST | ANI

Dame Judi Dench has revealed that acting came to her 'rescue' when her husband died.

The 77-year-old ‘Skyfall’ star, admitted that the grief gave her 'an enormous amount of energy' to keep working, and she found solace in her career after Michael Williams passed away 11 years ago.

Judi Dench
Judi Dench

‘‘It 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 came back and the day after started Iris and did all of that. And then I immediately went back to Canada to finish ‘The Shipping News’. And then I was into ‘Pride ‘n’ Prejudice’,” Contactmusic quoted the actress as telling Observer Magazine.

‘‘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 added. 

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