Acting has got harder with age: Judi Dench

Updated: Sep 22, 2013, 09:31 AM IST

London: Veteran actress Judi Dench says it has become harder for her to remember her lines for her movie roles as she gets older.

The 78-year-old `Skyfall` actress doesn`t find it easy to learn her lines as she advances in age and can no longer absorb a script simply by reading it, reported Contactmusic.

"Is acting more challenging? It`s more difficult to learn, of course - things take longer. It`s not so organic. My husband (the late Michael Williams, also an actor) used to say to me,
`You never sit down to learn your lines, you know them organically`. He used to sit and actually read a script, but I could read it and somehow retain it. Don`t ask me why. I don`t know how, but I can`t do that now," Dench said.

The actress, however, said she has no plans to ever retire from acting because it is her main passion in life.

"I know I want to go on acting, otherwise I`ll hang my boots up and put my feet up the chimney. It`s what keeps you going. It`s the motor, so you`ve got something permanently that you`re trying to work out.

"There`s constantly questions and answers that you have to make, either on your own or with other people`s assistance. And it`s the interaction with other actors - that`s what is so exciting," she said.