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Julie Andrews Recalls 'Spitting Dirt' While Filming Iconic 'Sound of Music' Scene! (Video)

Julie Andrews is spilling on exactly how they shot the famous Sound of Music scene in which she spins around the rolling green hills with her arms outstretched.

In an interview on The Tonight Show over the weekend, the 81-year-old actress told host Jimmy Fallon that the process wasn’t exactly glamorous.

“We had this monstrous helicopter that had a camera man very bravely strapped to the side where the door would be,” she explained. “He had a camera strapped to him, he was strapped into the copter, and he was over like this [shooting downwards]. And it started at one end of the field and I had started at the other and we walked together, and honestly this thing came at me sideways sort of like this giant sort of crab coming at me or a grasshopper or something, and then I’d come into view.”

“The downdraft from the engines just flung me into the grass, and so we did this about six or seven times and I was spitting dirt,” she went on, adding that she lip-synced to music coming from hidden speakers.

They even had to film in the rain sometimes! It wasn’t usually visible on camera.

Watch her interview below, and don’t miss Julie as the voice of Gru’s mother in Despicable Me 3, in theaters now!

Julie Andrews Reveals How They Pulled off That Iconic Sound of Music Scene

Kristin Chenoweth Jokingly Announces Break From Business

Kristin Chenoweth played quite the April Fools Day prank on her fans.

The Tony-winning actress took to Instagram where she posted a video announcing her break from the business.

“This business has been so good to me,” Kristin says, which you can watch below. “I’m going to take a couple years off and spend some time with my dog on the dog show circuit cause I truly believe in her, and I want to see her win.”

We know this not to be true as Kristin was is set to star in the upcoming CBS legal drama pilot Perfect Citizen.

Pictured: Kristin goes glam for Mancini Delivered – A Musical Tribute To Ginny And Henry Mancini held at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with Matthew Morrison, Julie Andrews, and Quincy Jones on Saturday (April 1) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Julie Andrews Pens Open Letter Urging Trump Not to Cut Arts Funding: 'This is Mind-Boggling'

Julie Andrews is speaking out to voice her frustration with President Donald Trump‘s 2018 budget proposal for America.

The 81-year-old actress (along with tons of other celebs) is not happy with the massive budget cuts to arts programs to increase spending in military and homeland security.

“This is mind-boggling to us, considering how much the arts benefit our lives and our world,” Julie and her daughter Emma Hamilton wrote in an an op-ed column for CNN on Thursday (March 16). “They foster collaboration and creativity, essential skills for navigating in the workplace and surviving in a challenging world.”

“They cultivate empathy and tolerance, by bridging cultural and socioeconomic divides,” they went on. “They’re also good for business: They spur urban renewal, promote tourism and generate hundreds of billions of dollars in economic activity annually.”

Julie has heard from countless people over the decades who believe their lives were enriched by the inspiration, comfort and sense of connection they received from the music, stories, films and productions in which she was fortunate enough to participate,” they added.

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'Princess Diaries 3' Update: 'There's Talk About It'

Last year, there was talk of Princess Diaries 3 happening with the original cast (Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews) returning under the helm of original director Garry Marshall.

Garry tragically passed away back in July.

Now, months later, Julie is giving an update on the project.

“There’s talk about it. And [Anne]’s very keen to do it. I would very willingly and happily do it,” Julie told BuzzFeed.

“I think we might do it in honor of him. Annie had an idea that she wanted to pursue about it, and I’m all for it, so if she’d like to…,” Julie said on honoring the late director.

Julie did also add that it is very early, and since movies take a long time to make, it won’t be happening soon.

James Corden Hosts the American Songbook Gala at Lincoln Center

James Corden arrives in style for Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Gala on Wednesday night (February 1) at Alice Tully Hall in New York City.

The 38-year-old late night talk show host was joined on the red carpet by fellow guests Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of James Corden

James hosted the event where benefits will go towards supporting the American Songbook series and Lincoln Center’s other performance festivals, as well as its educational and community initiatives.

During the event, Julie Andrews joined on Carol Burnett and Christine Baranki for a performance while Faith Hill and Tim McGraw performed an intimate duet.

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Emily Blunt Reveals Julie Andrews' Reaction to Her 'Mary Poppins' Casting

Emily Blunt is set to play Mary Poppins in an upcoming sequel and she is revealing what original star Julie Andrews had to say about her casting.

While the 33-year-old actress hasn’t spoken to Julie herself, she said director Rob Marshall had a chance to tell her about the casting before the news broke.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Emily Blunt

Rob said he was in the Hamptons, and he saw [Andrews], and he said, ‘It’s top secret, but Emily Blunt’s playing Mary Poppins,’” she told EW. “And she went, ‘Oh, wonderful!’”

“I felt like I wanted to cry,” Emily added. “It was lovely to get her stamp of approval. That took the edge off it, for sure.”

Julie Andrews & Dick Van Dyke Might Appear in 'Mary Poppins' Sequel!

Cool news! It is being reported that Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke are going to make appearances in the upcoming Mary Poppins sequel!

Mary Poppins Returns is set to star Emily Blunt as the title character while Lin-Manuel Miranda will play a Bert-like character. Meryl Streep will be playing the title nanny’s cousin Topsy.

“Plans are underway” for the original movie’s stars to appear in the sequel, according to E! News.

Julie won an Oscar for her work as Mary Poppins in the first movie, which won five Academy Awards in total.

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