Julie Andrews Reveals Her Favorite "Sound of Music" Song

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Julie Andrews, star of the 1965 blockbuster classic "The Sound of Music," sat down with TIME magazine to reminisce about her time working on the film, which premiered a half century ago this month.

Among other revelations, she said her favorite song was one she sang only part of: "Edelweiss." She said, "It fools you with its simplicity, but it’s in fact a glorious song. In fact I have sung it subsequently many times in concert, and loved doing it. Because it’s about anyone’s homeland, really, it’s not just about Salzburg or Austria."

Asked about NBC's recent policy of airing live productions of classic musicals (including "The Sound of Music"), and who she would like to see appear in them, she said, "I’m sure there’s a lot of very, very good young Broadway people that would be phenomenal. Broadway has an enormous pool of talent, and they’re just not writing as many musicals. They’re writing more than they used to, but there’s still not enough for my money. And Camelot, God knows, by the time they get around to it, there’ll be somebody just perfect for it."

She said the two current Broadway shows she's most interested in seeing are Beautiful and The Book of Mormon.

Andrews starred on Broadway in The Boy Friend in 1954, My Fair Lady in 1956, Camelot in 1960, and Victor/Victoria in 1995.

Click here to see the entire interview.

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