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TikTok saving Judi Dench’s life during coronavirus lockdown

TikTok saving Judi Dench's life during coronavirus lockdown

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Since the UK shuttered theaters over coronavirus issues, that nation’s most interesting thespians have struggled to remain entertained. Fortunately, Shakespearean actress Dame Judi Dench has discovered an unlikely strategy to occupy herself during lockdown: filming viral movies on TikTok along with her 22-year-old grandson, Sam Williams.

“It [Tik Tok] saved my life,” the 85-year-old Oscar winner mentioned in an interview with Channel 4 News in regards to the varied skits and dance numbers, which every commonly rack up greater than 100,000 likes. Dench even choreographed lots of the dance routines herself, whereas Williams took cost of the enhancing and different technical features.

In one of many scintillating clips, swivel-hipped Dench and Williams will be seen grooving — fairly impressively, we’d add — to “Laxed (Siren Beat)” by Jawsh 685, whereas one other depicts the sharp-tongued senior ruining her grandson’s jokes by offering her personal punch traces.

It might sound ridiculous {that a} video platform rife with scatological clips and probably lethal pranks is an Academy Award winner’s salvation. However, Dench claims that TikTok helps her cope in a local weather the place “every day is so uncharted.”

“You wake up and you wonder what day it is, and then you wonder what date it is and sometimes what month,” lamented the James Bond actress. “And then you think, ‘Well, what do I do today?’ And if the prospect is, ‘Well, what is there to do today?’ ”

Fortunately, Williams retains his grandma busy. “He made me do it,” mentioned the octogenarian of her “strict” grandson. “I had to rehearse all those moves; don’t just think that comes naturally.”

She cheekily joked, “I hope I’m asked to do more, but of course, I can’t ask for the part.”

Despite Dench’s enjoyment of her newfound pursuit, right here’s hoping TikTok doesn’t change into the stage legend’s everlasting dwelling in lieu of precise theaters.

“Will they ever open again? I don’t know,” puzzled the acclaimed actress, who previously labored with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre within the UK. “Certainly, I’m sure not in my lifetime.”

Dench isn’t the one older British thespian turning to TikTok to stave off the COVID-19 doldrums. In May, Sir Anthony Hopkins, 82, made his entrance onto the video platform in dramatic style by performing Drake’s “Toosie Slide.”

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