National treasure Dame Judi Dench—oh, darn, I did the thing that Judi Dench says she hates. In a new interview with Britain’s The Times, Dench said that constantly being called the United Kingdom's "national treasure" really pisses her off.
It's understandable why people would call her a "national treasure", the woman has a boatload of Academy Award Nominations and wins. BAFTAs, Golden Globes, Emmys, AACTA, and a slew of other award shows you've probably never even heard of before.
But back the part about her being pissed off about being called a "national treasure", she hates it:
“‘National treasure,’” she said. “F****** ‘national treasure’!”
Don't even try it, she'll come for you.
"Everyone says it, everyone. It’s horrible, it’s awful. I hate it,” Dench continued. Well, why do they say it, ma'am? Because you've played the queen more times than one has reigned over England? Because you've been making classic films for decades and show no sign of stopping? Because your very presence brings a film TO LIFE?!
Dench tried to explicate by saying, “I’d like much more to be the Notes on a Scandal woman than the Marigold Hotel woman, do you know what I mean?”
Hmm, I'm not sure. In Notes On A Scandal, Dench gets to play a kind of crazy older woman embroiled in a sexscapade:
In The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, she's coupled with all of Britain's national treasures and sent to India:
I guess Dench wants to be taken a little less seriously so she can have a little more fun. With everything she's given to cinema, she deserves it, and we can always treasure her in the secrets recesses of our hearts.
But then again, imagine how blessed your life has to be that the thing you're getting up in arms about is someone calling you a 'National Treasure'? That's how you know things are going really, really good. I wish I had that problem.
Now this is where I wish I had a billion dollars, because I would commission for the script of National Treasure 3 to be written but with one stipulation: that Dame Judi Dench is the national treasure in question that needs to be kidnapped by Nic Cage and his sidekick, that dude from the Hangover who ended up being on top of the roof of the hotel/casino Bradley Cooper, Galifinakis, and that dude from The Office were all chilling at.
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