Monday, October 1, 2007

Happy Birthday Dame Julie Andrews!

Today Dame Julie Andrews turns 72. I can't say I'm a fan of her enormous hit films (Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music), but I did think she gave great performances in them despite the subject matter and I loved her in Victor/Victoria. My hope is that one day Dame Julie makes a late career resurgence like fellow Dames Judi and Helen with a great, stereotype-shattering role in a non-family film. She has the talent to play something other than "nice" and "regal" so I don't know why no one taps into that. My dream role for her: a mean and controlling grandmother who nags her daughter and runs her granddaughter's life...all while battling breast cancer. Okay, so that's kind of based on my friend Ashley's crazy-ass, but hilarious, family and we are currently working on a story, but wouldn't you love to hear Dame Julie Andrews say shit like:

"You don't have to run out of here like it's Auschwitz!"

"You better look happy or I'll make you look happy!"

"Give me that baby!"

"Stop that annoying coughing!"

"I was talking!"

That would be absolutely brilliant. But, if that never happens, I hope Dame Julie finds a suitable role that will bring her in favor with the critics and public all over again.

1 comment:

J.D. said...

I'd really like to know why she wants that baby... :D