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Julie Andrews: The legend speaks!

Joel D. Amos is a Los Angeles-based writer, and the Senior Entertainment Editor here at SheKnows. He has interviewed numerous celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Katherine Heigl, Rachel McAdams, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaw...

Julie Andrews: TV time with a legend

Sitting across from Julie Andrews is a lifelong dream and it’s happening courtesy of Despicable Me. Despicable Me is simply the latest example of the gift to the world that is Julie Andrews.

Julie Andrews plays the mother of Gru (Steve Carell) in Despicable Me (opening July 9) and it could not be further from the maternal movie roles that she has made legendary.

Julie Andrews is Gru's Mother in Despicable Me

From Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music to The Princess Diaries and Shrek, Julie Andrews embodies the perfect movie mother. Yet, Andrews took that career of motherly good will and turned it on its head with her performance in Despicable Me.

Julie Andrews' mother to the world's most evil villain is as delicious as she is devilishly delightful.

Andrews dishes working with Steve Carell in finding that perfect voice for Gru's mother as well as what moments stand out for her over a legendary lifetime of cinematic achievement.

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