Julie Andrews has received a heartwarming surprise from the surviving Von Trapp child actors who starred alongside her in the 1965 classic film The sound of music.
The legendary actor played a governess in the film, who restores the love of music within the von Trapp family.
During Andrews’ presentation of the AFI Life Achievement Award Thursday (June 9) at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, which honors an individual for a lifelong career in film and television, the actor was serenaded with a rendition of “Do-Re-Mi offered.
The presenter opened the ceremony with a quote from the film: “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good starting point.”
The film’s soundtrack song began playing through the speakers while the audience began singing along.
In the middle, five of the now-adult actors playing the seven Von Trapp children rose from their seats to join Andrews in a sing-along version of the film’s iconic song.
Nicholas Hammond, Duane Chase, Angela Cartwright, Debbie Turner and Kym Karath surrounded Andrews at their table. Charmian Carr – who played Liesl, von Trapp’s eldest daughter – died in 2016 and Heather Menzies, who played Louisa von Trapp, died in 2017.
In a recent interview ahead of the awards ceremony, Andrews reviewed the timeline of her extensive career. At one point, though, she weirdly couldn’t remember which character she voiced in DC’s 2018 Aquaman.
Speaking on voice acting, she said: “Besides that Despicable Me and Bridgeton and um… [laughs] I won’t mention it Aquamanwhere I play some kind of sea serpent or something.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/julie-andrews-sound-of-music-von-trapp-children-b2098488.html Julie Andrews was serenaded by the Von Trapp Children of Sound of Music in a heartwarming surprise performance