Julie Andrews charmed the world and won an Oscar® for her debut role as the squeaky clean Mary Poppins, but the beloved actress thinks this hero to children was also a bit of a flirt. "She was a fairly wicked lady underneath all of that proper veneer, I think. If you ever saw the color of her petticoats, which are bright pink and bright red... she had a secret life!" Julie tells Rach, while endorsing her characters' potential escapades. "Life should never be boring and so perhaps chastity is a little overrated!"
In her own romantic life, at age 74, Dame Julie is still giddy for her long-time husband, director Blake Edwards. "I can not believe it; my husband and I have been married 40 years this year," she gushes. "He is such a good writer, and such a kind man, and a delicious filmmaker, and somehow devastatingly attractive!" As a creative pair, one of their favorite pastimes is reading poetry, which helped inspire Julie's new book with her daughter, Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs and Lullabies.
"We passionately love poetry," Julie explains. "Poems read on the page are one thing; poems read aloud are a totally different experience and they begin to have rhythm, texture, music underneath the words. It's wonderful!" She and her daughter recorded 20 of the poems for a CD that accompanies the 150 in their book, and they hope families will read them aloud with their own children. While Julie savors the time she spends with her own grandchildren, her daughter says her two children have turned her mom into a big softy. "They get away with all kinds of things that I didn't get away with! They don't have to make their bed at granny's house," Emma Walton Hamilton says, while also praising her mom. "She's a delicious grandparent; she's generous and adoring and affectionate."
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