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Julie Andrews Reveals How Family Life Helped Her Evade Casting Couch In Hollywood

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Julie Andrews on evading casting couch in Hollywood
Julie Andrews Reveals How Household Life Helped Her Evade Casting Sofa In Hollywood

Veteran Hollywood actress Julie Andrews says having kids and being married to late filmmaker Blake Edwards protected her from the casting sofa early in her profession.

“I used to be actually conscious of tales concerning the casting sofa,” theguardian.com quoted Andrews as saying.

“However I used to be so busy working and elevating my children and being married to Blake Edwards finally, it was an especially busy life, and to a sure extent that put a protecting fence round me, I believe,” she added.

It was in 1964 when she bought her huge break in Hollywood with the position of Mary Poppins. Andrews bought married to Edwards in 1969. Within the 1970s, the couple adopted two daughters — Amy in 1974 and Joanna in 1975.

Andrews was born as Julia Wells in Surrey in 1935. Her father was a “mild and adoring” man Ted Wells and mom Barbara Morris was erratic. When she was younger, her dad and mom cut up up. Andrews went on to stay together with her mom and step-father Ted Andrews — who was not solely an alcoholic but additionally tried to get into Andrews’ mattress two occasions, as talked about within the piece.

Requested if her need to undertake kids stemmed from her turbulent childhood, Andrews stated: “I believe it had extra to do with — effectively, you understand, I used to be only a working woman in my teenagers, travelling round England, singing my coronary heart out, studying my craft. However as soon as I bought to Broadway and Hollywood, the movies drew me into that specific work, and I discovered that it was what I needed to embrace, as a result of it was giving me a lot pleasure.”

“These motion pictures led me into this concern for teenagers, and I believe in all probability subliminally I used to be attempting to offer them pretty much as good a sense as I might. I do not know if that comes from my very own childhood. It was simply the way in which I stumbled ahead on this planet. Does that make sense? I hope it does,” added the actress, who was referring to iconic movies “Mary Poppins” and “The Sound Of Music”.

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