Hayley Mills Follows in Judi Dench’s Footsteps To Check Into Stage Version ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

particular: Hayley Mills ,still remembered for Disney classics Pollyanna And parental net, checking Best Exotic Marigold Hotels To take it on the road to the UK and then to the West End of London.

Strictly speaking, it is a play based on the book (These Foolish Things by Deborah Mogach) that spawned the successful 2011 film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and the 2015 sequel. second best exotic marigold hotel. Both photos, starring judi dancho ,Maggie Smith And Bill Nighy did extremely well at the box-office.

Screenplays for the films directed by John Madden were written by Ol Parker. However, for the stage Mogach has adapted his own tome about seven British retirees who leave England’s home counties to watch the sunset of their years. Led to believe is a luxurious hotel in Bangalore, India.

Show Producer Simon Friend (The father). “

Mills will play the recently widowed Evelyn Greenslove, played by Dench, on screen.

This is the second role Mills has taken on that of Dame Judy. Mills was also in a stage adaptation of the 2004 film Ladies in Lavender, In which were Grand Dame Dench and Smith.

“I’m happy to follow in Judy’s footsteps,” Mills told Deadline.

Her father, John Mills (Ryan’s Betty) starred with Dench in a 1974 musical theater production of JB Priestley good friends , “They became great friends. I adore her… my father absolutely adored her,” Mills said.

Mills, who won an Academy Award for his performance in Pollyanna, in the days when teens were statuesque to perform, will share residency at The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel with an ensemble that includes Paula Wilcox ,trying) as Muriel Donnelly (Dame Maggie played her in the films), and Paul Nichols (in the original London production of Rum Tum Tugger) cat’s) as Douglas Ainslie, (Bill Nighy in the movies).

Mills said the play is a tonic, a life-affirming drama about people seeking hope. “They come to the Marigold Hotel with the hope that they can have a better life. But I don’t know how many of them really believe it’s possible, but when they’re there they find something really fundamental.” are,” Mills said.

Mogach observed that “we misunderstand old people and we forget that they were once children and teenagers. That youthful enthusiasm doesn’t always end.”

Mills agreed. “The thing we can’t believe when we’re young is that spiritually we don’t change with age. We feel the same way we did, only we’ve got aches and pains. We Look in the mirror and go, Oh my god!” she said.

But upon reaching a certain age, he made an amazing discovery. “To one’s happiness the old men don’t look so old anymore,” he declared.

Mills began his career at the age of 12 in 1958. He lamented that it is very difficult for a woman to grow up in show business. There are two options, she said: “You can fight it by getting plastic surgery,” or you can age gracefully without it.

“There’s a kind of fiery hoop you jump to a certain point where you finally accept, This is what I look like, this is me. No one survives old age until you die. So come on Embrace it!” said.

However, Mills said he had carried bags under his eyes several years ago. “I’ve had botox too, but I’m afraid of it because of what it does to the muscles in your face. If you can’t move your face how can you act? It scares me. I’m not that (botox) anymore does it

Mills said she is often surprised that people remember her. “Oh my god, it was all a long time ago. How do they recognize me, apart from anything else?”

He answered his own question. “At the risk of being a little cheesy, I realize, and it’s a great feeling that a lot of people feel that I am a part of their childhood, when they saw the movies I made specifically for Disney. were small. A lot of people say, oh my god, I grew up with you! And they show the same movies to their kids.”

New fans search for his Disney movies on the Disney+ streaming channel during the pandemic lockdown. However, he does not receive any relics from the Disney years. “I was paid to do films and that’s it. Nothing else,” she explained.

She bites her tongue whenever she sees Pollyanna’s merchandise, dolls, books, games and all sorts of things are all over my face,” she said with a sigh.

He was not given a penny.

But he is a philosopher. “The movies I did with Disney started my career and I’m still working on it to this day.”

She’s excited, she said, that plans are in place for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Tour and its season in London, by producer friend and director Lucy Bailey.

His suitcases will be ready for first display at the Richmond Theater on August 30. She grew up with her father, Sir John Mills, and her writer mother, Mary Hayley Bell.