Dame Julie Andrews got scared when she started filming ‘Mary Poppins’.
The 86-year-old actress starred in the iconic 1964 film, but explained she was terrified ahead of the film which marked her film debut.
Recalling her first day on set, Julie told The Hollywood Reporter, “I would say extremely intimidating. I remember all I had to do was cross from right to left or something and say one line. I did, and they said, ‘Fine print.’
“And I thought, well, I don’t know if I was playing enough or whatever it was I was supposed to do. But honestly, it was a great learning experience, and I learned about the devices photography, close-ups, lenses and all that kind of stuff.”
Julie recalled how film bosses saved her flight sequences as the Magical Nanny until the end of production and revealed she had a scary moment during a period in the air.
The ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ star said: “They saved all the flying stuff until the end in case of a crash. In that case, most of the stuff was already in the box.
“So I was up there for hours hanging out in my flying harness, doing songs and mics and so on. And I felt myself falling about a foot and freaking out like you don’t I didn’t believe and I said, ‘I think I’m feeling a little nervous about it today. Could you drop me very carefully when I come down?’ And they said, ‘Yeah. Get down carefully, get down carefully, Joe!”
Julie continued, “And then I fell to the ground like a ton of bricks. Luckily there was a lot of balancing equipment that was helping me when I fell, so I didn’t thunder across the stage. , but I let out a few swear words that I didn’t know if anyone had ever heard me speak before.
“Then there was this long silence and suddenly the gentleman in the back, who had let me down gently, said, ‘Is she down yet? “”