Julie Andrews, the beloved Hollywood star, delighted onlookers in The Hamptons on Sunday as she made a rare public appearance. Despite the need for a cane, the 87-year-old actress looked as radiant as ever while picking up a stunning bouquet of flowers at Sag Harbor farmers’ market.
*Cheerful: Julie Andrews looked radiant as ever while picking up a stunning bouquet of flowers at Sag Harbor farmers’ market in The Hamptons on Sunday*
Dressed in a chic ensemble of light grey long sleeves, fitted trousers, and a white scarf, Andrews displayed her timeless style. She completed her look with a beige tote bag, white sneakers, gold earrings, and her signature warm smile.
*Timeless: She accessorized her chic ensemble with a beige tote bag, white sneakers and gold earrings*
As she made her way to her car, the talented star was also spotted carrying two boxes of Lu Petit Ecolier European dark chocolate cookies, showing off her sweet tooth and down-to-earth charm.
Despite the sprinkle of rain, a considerate man held an umbrella over Andrews’ head as she gracefully entered her white SUV. It was a small act of kindness for a beloved artist who has captured the hearts of millions with her talent and charm.
Over her impressive seven-decade career, Julie Andrews has graced the stage and screen with numerous memorable roles. However, none are more iconic than her portrayal of Mary Poppins, the beloved character from the Walt Disney film directed by Robert Stevenson. The film, released in 1964, earned Andrews the Academy Award for Best Actress.
In a candid interview with Vanity Fair, Andrews shared her deep connection to the role of Mary Poppins, revealing that it was the music that initially captivated her. Growing up in England, Andrews was exposed to the English vaudeville style. The whimsical songs and enchanting melodies of Mary Poppins resonated with her fond memories of the vibrant performances she had witnessed as a young girl.
*Heading home: While getting into the passenger seat of a white SUV, a man held an umbrella over her head as it began to sprinkle*
The costume design also played a significant role in Andrews’ understanding of the magical qualities of Mary Poppins. Her then-husband, Tony Walton, designed the iconic nanny’s outfits, which featured fun fabrics on the inside and a more formal exterior. This combination perfectly captured the character’s essence—a touch of mischief hidden beneath a polished exterior.
The success of Mary Poppins paved the way for Andrews’ illustrious film career, which included starring roles in classics like The Sound of Music (1965) and Victor/Victoria (1982). Apart from her film achievements, she continued to shine on Broadway with performances in musicals such as My Fair Lady (1956) and Camelot (1960).
*A household name: After starring alongside her parents as a child actress and singer, and appearing on the West End in 1948, Andrews rose to prominence starring in such Broadway musicals as My Fair Lady (1956) and Camelot (1960)*
Despite her incredible journey, Andrews has remained active in the entertainment industry. Recently, she delighted audiences as the voice of the narrator Lady Whistledown in the hit Netflix series Bridgerton.
*Sweet tooth: The six-time Golden Globe winner was also seen carrying two boxes of Lu Petit Ecolier European dark chocolate cookies, which retail for $5.49, back to her car*
*Still working: More recently, Andrews has voiced the narrator Lady Whistledown in the two seasons of the Netflix series Bridgerton (2020-present)*
At 87 years old, Julie Andrews continues to inspire and captivate audiences with her talent, beauty, and grace. Her radiant presence is a reminder that age is just a number, and that the magic of her performances will forever be treasured.
The role in Mary Poppins (1964) kicked off her film career; seen in the beloved musical fantasy film, directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Walt Disney