Cameron Diaz is too scared to star in a remake of 'The Sound Of Music'.

The actress is rumoured to be the favourite to take the lead role of Maria, made famous by Julie Andrews, in a new version of the classic musical film, but Cameron isn't confident she could match Julie's performance.

She said: "I don't know if I would do it because that is one of those awe-striking moments. Julie is amazing and I don't know if I could follow an act like that."

Although Cameron isn't convinced she could fill Julie's sizeable shoes, the 36-year-old beauty is a huge fan of the screen legend - who she worked with on the 'Shrek' films.

She added: "I got the opportunity to work with her on two of the 'Shrek' movies. I got to spend some time with her during the promotional tour and she is just the epitome of grace and elegance."