Dame Judi Dench is going blind.
The beloved actress has lost the ability to read, write or see, but retirement isn't in her future, she told Louis Theroux on his upcoming BBC2 show, as reported by The Sun.
Asked whether she'll return to a TV or movie set, the Oscar-winning actress deadpanned, "As long as I know there aren't things to fall over."
She added, "I don't want to retire. I'm not doing much at the moment because I can't see. It's bad. But I've got to teach myself a new way of learning."
What Judi lacks in vision, she makes up for with memory.
"I have a photographic memory so a person saying to me, 'This is your line' . . . I can do that. And I have many people who can help me," she said. "I'll teach myself a way, I know I will. So long as I don't trip over doing it."
The "James Bond" actress, 87, said her lessening eyesight is affecting more than just her career.
"I went to a dinner a few weeks ago, a rather important dinner," she said. "It was so dark that I said to my partner David, who was next to me, 'Have I anything on my plate?' He said, 'Yes'. I said, 'Does it need cutting up? So he said, 'Yes' and I said, 'Would you do it?' He cut it up and handed something to me on a fork and that's the way I ate it."
The movie icon added, "I don't know if I finished it, I don't know what I did. I probably scooped it all up and over the side of the plate for all I know."