Julie Andrews Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

20th March 2017

Quote: "It is a little difficult if you happen to be in a big store and you pop to the ladies' room and while you're in the ladies' room, there is a knock on the door and somebody says, 'Excuse me, are you Mary Poppins?'" Actress Julie Andrews still gets recognised as the famous magical nanny from the 1964 classic Disney movie - even in the most awkward of places.

1st March 2017

Quote: "There's talk about it. And she (Anne Hathaway) is very keen to do it. I would very willingly and happily do it. I think we might do it in honour of him. Annie had an idea that she wanted to pursue about it, and I'm all for it." Julie Andrews likes the idea of another Princess Diaries film to salute late director Garry Marshall.

8th October 2015

Quote: "I'm kind of interested in it. It's not going to be a recreation of the original... and after 50 years since it was made, it's about time, I guess. (Anne Hathaway) sings wonderfully and she's so talented, she can do anything! And (Emily Blunt), whom I adore, also." Dame Julie Andrews approves of both actresses, who have emerged as fan favourites to take over her role as Mary Poppins in a new Disney update. Chicago filmmaker Rob Marshall has been placed in charge of the film, which will be set 20 years after the classic 1964 musical.

18th March 2015

Quote: "The lyrics were a bit inane. Actually what I did, because I couldn't make sense of it and I have to have lyrics that make sense, I decided the best way to sing I Have Confidence was to go completely nuts with panic and fear." Julie Andrews on her least favourite Sound of Music tune.

11th March 2015

Quote: "I don't think I've seen it through for many a year, probably in total no more than about six times. We're going to be doing the Turner Classic Movie tribute to The Sound of Music next month, and I won't probably stay to see it but I'll certainly reminisce a little about it before the screening. And I'll see Chris (Plummer) there, too." Julie Andrews hasn't seen beloved film The Sound of Music as many times as you might think.

29th December 2014

Quote: "Richard Burton rang me up once and said, 'Do you know you're my only leading lady I've never slept with?' I said, 'Well, please don't tell everybody, it's the worst image.'" Actress Julie Andrews reveals she never succumbed to the charms of the late Richard Burton, her co-star in a Broadway production of Camelot in 1960.

10th December 2013

Quote: "Alas, I did not (see it). I had a speaking engagement and I couldn't. But my kids did record it. I'll get around to it." Julie Andrews hasn't yet seen Carrie Underwood's Tv version of The Sound of Music, which aired last week (05Dec13). The live special was savaged by critics.

5th December 2013

Quote: "She's so wonderful. She's been so great to us and that means a lot. Whenever I do a cover of somebody's song or whatever, I always get permission of the artist first. I'm like, 'If you hate me, let me know and I won't sing your song!' So it was really really important for her to do that and just what a lovely person." Carrie Underwood gushes over Julie Andrews as she takes over the role of Maria in The Sound of Music, which will be aired live in the U.S. on Thursday (05Dec13).

7th October 2013

Quote: "I think she's great. It's going to be the original show, I believe, and I think after 40 or 50 years it's probably time somebody else had a crack at it." Julie Andrews can't wait to see Carrie Underwood in the upcoming Tv revamp of The Sound Of Music, which will air live in America on 5 December (13). Andrews played singing nun Maria in the classic 1965 movie musical.

25th April 2012

Quote: "We took some photographs together and it was pretty fast because we were shooting and we had deadlines that day... but she was lovely and she was enthusiastic... She was just so positive." Julie Andrews on meeting Whitney Houston on the set of The Princess Diaries. Houston was a producer of the family film.

24th April 2012

Quote: "Nobody told us when we filmed over there that Salzburg has Europe's seventh-highest annual rainfall and it rained and rained and rained. It made us about three or four weeks behind schedule." Julie Andrews on the difficulties of shooting The Sound of Music in Austria.

24th April 2012

Quote: "I would never say no because Disney is so wonderfully clever and inventive, but I would think they'll stay with just the two because of Annie." Julie Andrews fears there won't be a third Princess Diaries film - because no one could replace co-star Anne Hathaway as a young royal.

15th January 2010

Quote: "The first time I saw him he was wearing a pink fairy tutu and wings, and he still looked gorgeous." DAME Julie Andrews insists wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson looks good in spandex, after filming the pair's new movie TOOTH FAIRY.

30th October 2009

Quote: "My assistant made a gag reel of the most violent bits of the film and set it to Julie Andrews singing My Favourite Things from The Sound Of Music. It's hideous!" Mel Gibson on his gory 1995 movie BRAVEHEART.

17th April 2008

Quote: "There's a very nasty film audition I did, that was so awful that if it ever came out I might never work in this town again." DAME Julie Andrews lives in fear of her own video nasty.

2nd April 2008

Quote: "I had an incredible range, and dogs really would come running." Mary Poppins star DAME Julie Andrews recalls her extraordinary singing voice.

19th November 2007

Fact: Mary Poppins actress Julie Andrews is set for a return to the stage - after signing up as musical director for a Broadway adaptation of her book, THE GREAT AMERICAN MOUSICAL.

27th January 2007

Quote: "I wasn't quite sure if I deserved it and, who knew, it might have been a fluke, or something like that, so I kept it in my attic for a long time... It just seemed wrong to show it off." Julie Andrews felt she didn't deserve her 1965 Best Actress Oscar for her first film, Mary Poppins.

21st July 2006

Fact: A dress worn by Julie Andrews in The Sound Of Music is being auctioned on website eBay and is expected to fetch $54,000 (GBP30,000).

12th November 2005

Fact: <p>The seven actors and actresses who played the VON TRAPP children in The Sound Of Music reunited with the movie's star, Julie Andrews, in New York City yesterday (11NOV05) to promote the musical's 40th anniversary DVD release. </p>

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