At age 80, Judi Dench isn't slowing down.
But in a new interview, the actress revealed she has been struggling with her daily routine because she's losing her eyesight, rendering her unable to travel alone.
"These days I can’t really travel on my own because I need someone to say 'Look out, there’s a step here!' or else I fall all over the place like a mad, drunk lady," she confessed.
Judi in 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.' (Photo Credit: R/R)
The 'Philomena' star added she was determined not to let her poor eyesight affect her acting, especially while filming her latest movie, 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,' with pals Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy.
"We're all great friends and we've done masses of things together," she told the UK's 'Radio Times' (via 'The Mirror'). "It was like an old traveling theatre company coming back together — old being the operative word!"
Judi at the premiere of 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' on Feb. 17, 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Judi has previously spoken out about her diagnosis with macular degeneration, a condition that results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field because of damage to the eye's retina.
"I can’t read scripts any more because of the trouble with my eyes," she told 'The Mirror' in 2012. "And so somebody comes in and reads them to me, like telling me a story."