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.
From Mary Poppins and The Sound of Musicto 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.