London: Veteran actress Judi Dench admits starring opposite Daniel Craig in the recent James Bond movies, such as `Skyfall`, has made her feel a bit cool.
The star has appeared as the character M in seven films in the spy series from 1995 to 2012 and is pleased it has introduced her to a younger generation of moviegoers, reported Contactmusic.
"I have a lot of young chaps that ask me for autographs that think I`m a bit cool and that can`t be bad. Maybe they`ll come for the theatre. All I ever feel is that my job is baiting people to come to the theatre. But it`s lovely to have a young audience. Before, they used to say, `Could I have your autograph - it`s for my granny`. It`s now, `Could I have your autograph - it`s for my 11-year-old son.` And you think, `Oh, it`s very good.`"
Dench, 78, has now stepped down from playing the character, and will miss appearing in the film franchise.
"When they come to do the new film, you bet I`ll miss him."