Dench Doesn't Read Plays for Pleasure

Tuesday, January 3rd 2006, 10:39 am
By: News On 6

NEW YORK (AP) _ Judi Dench says she is no intellectual and never reads plays, just doing them ``because someone asked me to.''

``I've gotten myself into real trouble by saying yes to a play, then going to the first reading and realizing, `This is a bummer!''' the actress said in the latest issue of Newsweek.

Dench, who plays a 1930s British dame who opens a nude theatrical review in ``Mrs. Henderson Presents,'' also admits to sneaking a peek at Bob Hoskins, who appears briefly in the nude.

``Of course! Don't think I'm going to let Bob Hoskins take all his clothes off and me not take a look? I just had a quick look up and down, like you would,'' she said.