‘Sound of Music’ star Julie Andrews displays on latest reunion with von Trapp kids: ‘We’re household’

‘Sound of Music’ star Julie Andrews reflects on recent reunion with von Trapp children: ‘We’re family’

2022-06-24 05:50:15

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Julie Andrews has by no means mentioned “so lengthy, farewell” to her “Sound of Music” household.

On Wednesday, the actress appeared on the “At present Present,” the place she mentioned her shut bond with the remaining forged of the 1965 movie. 

A number of of the forged members who performed the von Trapp kids, together with Nicholas Hammond (Friedrich), Duane Chase (Kurt), Angela Cartwright (Brigitta), Debbie Turner (Marta) and Kym Karath (Gretl) reunited earlier this month for the 86-year-old’s AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony.

“We do be in contact, however not on a extremely common foundation,” Andrews defined. “I imply, Christmases, possibly birthdays and positively get-togethers, however we simply bonded so laborious that I feel we’re household anyway.”

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The latest reunion was bittersweet for the star. Christopher Plummer, who performed Capt. Georg von Trapp, her love curiosity within the movie, died final yr at age 91.

(L-R) Debbie Turner, Angela Cartwright, honoree Julie Andrews, Nicholas Hammond, Kym Karath and Duane Chase attend the AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Julie Andrews at Dolby Theatre June 9, 2022, in Hollywood.
(Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Photographs for AFI)

“We have been associates for years,” mentioned Andrews, including that she “adored” him tremendously.

“It actually was essentially the most superbly crafted film,” she mentioned. “I imply, the main points within the film, initially, the surroundings, kids, music, music – all of it.”

The traditional musical tells the story of the real-life von Trapp household, which escaped the Nazis in Austria. It went on to win the Oscar for greatest image. Andrews acquired an Academy Award nomination for her position as Maria, a lady who is shipped by her convent in Thirties Austria to turn out to be a governess to the seven kids of a widowed naval officer.

The reunion wasn’t an entire one. Along with Plummer’s passing, Charmian Carr, who performed Liesl, died at age 73 from a uncommon type of dementia in 2016. Her on-screen sister, Heather Menzies-Urich, who performed Louisa, died at age 68 after she was recognized with most cancers in 2017.

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Actress Julie Andrews performs a musical number in the movie "The Sound Of Music," directed by Robert Wise, 1965. 

Actress Julie Andrews performs a musical quantity within the film “The Sound Of Music,” directed by Robert Clever, 1965. 
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In 2018, Cartwright spoke to Fox Information Digital about what it was like working with Andrews in “The Sound of Music.”

“I cherished her,” the 69-year-old mentioned on the time. “All of us did. You possibly can type of inform within the film. We completely loved her. She embraced us proper from the very starting. She sang to us in between takes, and we might dance. She simply did ‘Mary Poppins’ so she would sing all these songs from that movie. I imply, you possibly can actually inform that we adored her. She’s such a expertise. She has such a tremendous voice, and it actually was an awesome expertise.”

She additionally famous that the forged shares an in depth bond right this moment.

The actors playing members of the Von Trapp family in a promotional portrait for "The Sound Of Music," directed by Robert Wise, 1965. Left to right: Nicholas Hammond as Friedrich, Kym Karath as Gretl, Angela Cartwright as Brigitta, Julie Andrews as Maria, Christopher Plummer as Captain Von Trapp, Charmian Carr as Liesl, Heather Menzies as Louisa, Debbie Turner as Marta and Duane Chase as Kurt.

The actors enjoying members of the Von Trapp household in a promotional portrait for “The Sound Of Music,” directed by Robert Clever, 1965. Left to proper: Nicholas Hammond as Friedrich, Kym Karath as Gretl, Angela Cartwright as Brigitta, Julie Andrews as Maria, Christopher Plummer as Captain Von Trapp, Charmian Carr as Liesl, Heather Menzies as Louisa, Debbie Turner as Marta and Duane Chase as Kurt.
(Silver Display screen Assortment/Getty Photographs)

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“It’s fascinating as a result of generally you make a film, and also you don’t actually see one another anymore or keep in contact,” Cartwright defined. “However we’ve all stayed in contact. We’ve actually gotten collectively for celebrations and reunions. Each time we lose a forged member, it all the time appears like we misplaced a member of the family. Everyone knows what’s occurring in one another’s lives and we’ve continued to try this in the course of the 50-plus years [since filming].”

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