Quote: "I wanted to go upstairs and have a romance with Hugh Bonneville." Julie Walters is convinced she would never be able to land a role on period drama Downton Abbey because of her working-class accent.
Fact: British actress Julie Walters opened a motorised lamnmower race on Saturday (09Aug14) in Sussex, England by riding her own vehicle along a part of the track before dropping the starting flag. Competing teams embarked on a 12-hour test of endurance on the motors until the race ended at 8am on Sunday (10Aug14).
Quote: "The other day I was looking at underwear in (British retailer) M&S and there were two women doing the same and there was a bit of whispering and one said to the other, 'Isn't that Julie Walters?'. There was a big pause and the other one said, 'Oh no, not dressed like that.' Honestly, what can you say?" Actress Julie Walters was left speechless during a recent shopping trip.
Quote: "I tested stools in a hospital lab for the whole summer when I was at drama school. Of all the jobs I did before, that was the worst. There were so many of them, and they were people who were all ill so you can only imagine what they were like. They weren't even normal ones." British actress Julie Walters recalls a gruesome summer job she took before getting her break in acting.
Quote: "Testing stool samples in a laboratory when I was a student. I had been a nurse and when I went to college I got a holiday job back in the hospital. Not one of my finest moments." Veteran British actress Julie Walters names the worst job she has ever had.
Quote: "I think Sean Connery's probably still got it. In fact, Sean Connery once slapped my bum. Or maybe it was a pinch. But that was 30 years ago." British actress Julie Walters once had a close encounter with Sir Sean Connery.
Quote: "We had to film the fight scenes several times, it was fantastic, but after a while I suffered wand arm. After filming we had to be treated, Helena and I, because wielding a wand really does put a strain on the muscles. I was instructed by the doctor to rest it for a few days." Julie Walters and her Harry Potter co-star Helena Bonham Carter had to take it easy following a gruelling fight scene for the final installment of the franchise, Harry Potter AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS - PART 2.
Quote: "When I look at myself now, I think, 'God this is me.' And there's something rather liberating and strengthening about that. I'd feel I was letting myself down if I started dyeing again now." Harry Potter star Julie Walters has vowed never to dye her white hair blonde again.
Quote: "I don't want to go there again. When you've done things like Mo, Short Stay In Switzerland and Harry Potter, it's very difficult to follow that. I haven't retired but, over the years, home has become more precious, so in order for me to go to work it has to be something I find special." Julie Walters will think twice about reprising her MAMMA MIA! role for a sequel.
Quote: "I am addicted to soaps. I had to give them up for Lent as I am such a big fan." British actress Julie Walters loves TV soap operas.
Quote: "I was very aware of their cool American accents. And I'd hear mine, a bit sort of Midlands. And I'd think, oh no. Should I be American as well?" MAMMA MIA actress Julie Walters was in awe of co-star Meryl Streep'S accent.
Quote: "The Prince said he loved the Potters and said what great films they were and what great fun they were." Harry Potter actress Julie Walters was surprised to learn British royal Prince Charles is a fan of the boy wizard franchise. Walters was presented with the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) medal by the Prince at London's Buckingham Palace on Friday (29Feb08).
Quote: "Buttocks, dear. Male buttocks, I mean. In BECOMING JANE there's lots of them. In very tight britches." British actress Julie Walters on the perks of filming Becoming Jane.
Fact: <p>Comediennes Victoria Wood and Julie Walters are to receive the Outstanding Contribution prize at the British Comedy Awards next Wednesday (14DEC05). The pair have a working relationship stretching back over 25 years. </p>