Julie Andrews once said that she wasn’t disappointed at all. Audrey Hepburn was cast in the movie “My Fair Lady.”
In 1964, the musical My Fair Lady was a smash success. It received the eighth Academy Award and is still considered a classic. However, Audrey Hepburn and Julie Andrews, who starred in Mary Poppins the same year, had a bit of a feud. Andrews has downplayed the rivalry in recent interviews.
The debate lingered long enough for My Fair Lady Blu-ray editions to include it. On May 25, Paramount Pictures released the film in 4K UHD. Andrews discussed the fallout with Hepburn in the previous Blu-ray bonus features, which were included in this update.
Audrey Hepburn’s part in “My Fair Lady” was played by Julie Andrews.
Andrew played Eliza Doolitte on stage, but Warner Brothers wanted a major star like Audrey Hepburn for the film. Disney was taking a chance on Andrew for Mary Poppins, her first film. Andrews said that she had not expected to reprise her part in My Fair Lady for a film adaptation.
If Julie Andrews had directed “My Fair Lady” like Audrey Hepburn, she would have “spit in someone’s eye.”
“To be honest, I didn’t hold out much hope that I’d get the part,” Andrews admitted. “I wished for it and desired it, but I don’t think I expected to receive it. As a result, it wasn’t as bad as people think.”
In ‘My Fair Lady,’ Audrey Hepburn did not sing.
Despite the fact that Hepburn was a well-known actress, the studio still desired Andrews’ voice. Marni Nixon was eventually hired to sing the songs in My Fair Lady. Rudy Fehr, the former head of Warner Brothers Post Production, recalled meeting director George Cukor and music supervisor André Previn.
The music department gathered eight excellent singers and conducted voice tests. I was in the projection room with director George Cukor and musical director André Previn…. This is a condensed version of the plot. I hope you found it entertaining.