‘I See Them on the Present!’

Julie Andrews is thought for spilling secrets and techniques as Girl Whistledown on Bridgerton, however her largest one is stored behind-the-scenes!

The acclaimed actress, 86, stopped by the At present present on Wednesday to debate her function within the hit Netflix drama, revealing that whereas she voices one of many stars of the collection, she’s but to truly meet any of her costars — and as an alternative watches them on tv like the remainder of the present’s followers.

“You realize I’ve by no means met the corporate in particular person,” Andrews instructed co-host Hoda Kotb. “In fact, I see them on the present typically. However I do all my recording far distant from them.”

Bridgerton premiered on Netflix in 2020. The Regency-era romantic drama, which is the streaming platform’s most-watched unique collection so far, follows the lives of esteemed households of the British excessive society and their romantic pursuits by the lens of mysterious gossip columnist, Girl Whistledown. Jonathan Bailey and Simone Ashley are amongst its sturdy forged of stars.

Created by Chris Van Dusen, produced by Shonda Rhimes and based mostly on creator Julia Quinn’s e-book collection, the present is as fashionable for its storyline as it’s for its scenic places.

“I feel it is beautiful trying, and so they’re all great in it and so they’re pretty folks to work with,” Andrews shared on At present, when requested what she thinks of the collection. “Shonda Rhimes and the entire gang down, they’re terrific. And I am thrilled that they requested me.”

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Julie Andrews on Today June 22, 2022

Julie Andrews on At present June 22, 2022


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In the course of the section, Kotb instructed Andrews that At present co-host Savannah Guthrie is a large fan of the present didn’t even understand initially that the voice of Girl Whistledown was Andrews, and that when she came upon she was “thoughts blown.”

Andrews — who has one of the vital recognizable voices in Hollywood due to her iconic roles in The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins — gave Kotb and Guthrie perception into how she approaches the function, explaining that she makes use of one memorable line to arrange for her recording periods.

“I do not report all the things at one time so to get again into character once more, my first warmup is ‘My title is Girl Whistledown,’ ” she stated. “That’ll get me again into character.”

Later, whereas showing on the third Hour of At present, Andrews instructed host Al Roker how she makes Girl Whistledown distinctive. “She will get very caustic sometimes, and she or he places folks down. She’s extra a teaser than the rest. ‘When will we uncover such and such,’ and such and such,'” Andrews stated.

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Bridgerton was has been renewed for a 3rd and fourth season, although no premiere dates have been introduced but.

Conserving with Bridgerton custom, Girl Whistledown shared the information in a penned letter. “Esteemed members of the Ton, it appears we’ve got a somewhat particular announcement. Bridgerton shall return for seasons three and 4. This creator shall need to pen extra ink…”

Earlier this month, the Academy Award winner was honored with the AFI Life Achievement Award in Los Angeles, the place she was shocked with an look from her Sound of Music costars.

“This evening jogs my memory with nice readability how many individuals are concerned with making films. What an enormous collaborative effort it takes to deliver movie to the display,” Andrews stated throughout her speech, after she was introduced with the award by Carol Burnett.

At present airs weekdays (beginning at 7 a.m. ET) on NBC. All seasons of Bridgerton are streaming on Netflix.

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