“The Sound Of Music” may have gone down as a cinematic classic, but it was no easy feat to get it made.
During an appearance on “The Tonight Show” to promote “Despicable Me 3,” Julie Andrews told host Jimmy Fallon how much work went into making the film — particularly, the iconic scene where she sings in the mountains.
“We had this monstrous helicopter that had a camera man very bravely strapped to the side where the door would be,” the beloved actress recalled. She further explained that when the copter would approach her, “the downdraft from the engines just flung me into the grass, and so we did this about six or seven times and I was spitting dirt.”
But that’s not all!
“Somebody forgot to mention that Austria has the world’s seventh-highest annual rainfall, and so we had a lot of rain while we were shooting,” she continued. “A lot of the time we actually shot with rain because you don’t see it that much on camera.”
During a recent visit to “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” Andrews also revealed a terrifying near-death experience while making “Mary Poppins.” Watch the video below for more.