Dame Judi at The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel premiere
8 February 2012 Last updated at 13:56 GMT
The new film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel premiered in London on Tuesday night.
Dame Judi Dench, who stars in the film as a British retiree Evelyn, said the story is about "not settling for something inevitable".
The BBC's Brenda Emmanus spoke to Dame Judi on the red carpet.