Before starring in “The Sound of Music,” Julie Andrews made her mark in “Mary Poppins,” so she was already on everyone’s radar when she appeared in the 1965 musical drama. Her career continued to flourish throughout the decade and beyond. In 1982, she earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role in the film “Victor Victoria (1982). In 2001, she starred in “The Princess Diaries,” one of the most popular films of the year, and she appeared in the 2004 sequel, “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement,” according to IMDB.
Most recently, Andrews joined the streaming network Netflix as the narrator Lady Whistledown in the massively popular series “Bridgerton,” reports Oprah Daily. According to showrunner Chris Van Dusen, Andrews was their number-one pick for the voice role. “We offered her the part, sent her the scripts, not thinking anything would really come of it,” he explained. “But surprisingly she read the scripts and fell in love with them.” Andrews, 85, lives in the Hamptons and performed her role from a studio in New York. All of her work was done virtually via Zoom, so she didn’t need to fly overseas to England to perform. And she apparently was a pleasure to work with, according to Van Dusen: “Everything that you think Julie Andrews is, she is.”