Judi Dench is f*cking awesome. No one’s really debating that, but if they were, this latest story would totally shut down any argument they could ever make. The 79 year-old actress has given plenty of award show acceptance speeches, but it was the confession she made after taking home the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment that really got some attention. Dame Dench let slip she’s sporting a little ink on a certain part of her body and it’s in tribute to a fellow A-lister. Here’s the story, according to Dench:
I’ve never actually divulged who this person was but somebody very, very famous…said to me, ‘I’m so sorry but I need to tell you this. You’ll never make a film because your face isn’t quite properly arranged.
After getting that douchebag piece of advice, Dench ended up landing the role of Queen Victoria in the TV movie Mrs. Brown:
Blessed Harvey Weinstein, whose tattoo I still have on my bum, said it would be a proper [theatrical] film and it was.
That’s right, the Oscar winner has a tattoo in tribute to Weinstein, who reportedly gave her her start in the business, plastered on her bum. But the good news (or bad news depending on how you look at it) is that the tattoo is probably fake. According to Page Six, when Dench told Weinstein she’d gotten inked, he didn’t believe her so the actress had her makeup artist draw a fake tattoo on her butt. She ended up flashing him and Oprah Winfrey her ass tat at an awards show last year.
Well played you cheeky old broad.