Oscar Winner Julie Andrews Supports "The Sound of Music" Film Remake, Starring Carrie Underwood

By Michael Gioia
07 Feb 2013

Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews

Academy Award winner Julie Andrews, known for her iconic portrayal of Maria von Trapp in the Oscar-winning film "The Sound of Music," is showing full support for the upcoming "Sound of Music" remake, which will star Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood.

Andrews, who has been promoting her recently released children's book "The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart" that she co-wrote with her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton, was asked by the Wall Street Journal if she would take part in the NBC remake, which will be produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron ("Smash").

"No, I don't think I will," she replied. "Listen—how long ago was it out? 50 something years ago? … So, 48 years, probably time that a remake is allowed. Why not? 'Cinderella' has been done, 'Mary Poppins' has been put on stage in the theatre. It's all part of the process of those wonderful properties going out and reaching another audience. No, I won't be in it, but I do endorse everything. I mean why not?"

Read the Playbill.com Diva Talk column with Andrews, who talks about the writing process with her daughter as well as her latest musical project, The Great American Mousical.



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Andrews was nominated for Tony Awards for her performances in My Fair Lady, Camelot and Victor/Victoria. She has also been seen on Broadway in The Boy Friend. Andrews is also an Oscar winner for "Mary Poppins" and is known for her film credits, which include "Thoroughly Modern Millie," "Star!" and "The Princess Diaries," among others.