20 years after
Mrs. Brown, Dame Judi’s back in Victorian era wardrobe as… Queen Victoria. Audiences have been positively clamoring for Judi to reprise her role as the 19th century’s most famous baby factory so fair warning: FAKE SPOILERS BELOW!
5 – You’ve heard of actors sleepwalking through a part? Well, watch Judi Dench sleep- sit through this one!
4 – Ms. Dench forgot to get the okay from the Weinstein Brothers before making another period piece about a British monarch so they sent a dead fish to the set.
3 – Worried that a historical drama won’t have enough suspense? Just wait for the scene where the help practices bowing to an empty chair!
2 – When you make a period film, sometimes the only product placement money you can get comes from the Plaid Council.
1 – You know how every 007 film has a new Bond Girl? Well, move over Billy Connolly because Ali Fazal is the new Vicky Boy.
Bonus Spoiler #1 – Do you think it was awkward between Judi and Michael Gambon on the set because she was never asked to play a Hogwarts professor?
Bonus Spoiler #2 – The Academy is so confident in Dame Judi’s performance that they delivered her Oscar nomination in the middle of the actual movie.