The ‘Sound of Music’ actress came to Maggie Smith’s rescue when she identified the latter crying in distress within a New York lodge elevator because of monetary troubles.
Julie Andrews rescued fellow potential Dame, Maggie Smith, when the “Downton Abbey” star discovered herself cash-strapped in New York in the course of her debut stint on Broadway.
The “Audio of Music” star, who was showing up in the musical “My Reasonable Woman” at the time, located her fellow Brit sobbing in a lodge elevator through her run in the “New Faces Of ’56 revue” at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre and offered to support.
“I wasn’t really paid very considerably,” Smith instructed Gyles Brandreth in the course of a modern Fane online occasion. “In fact, I assume it was $16 a week… And I had been booked into a lodge which of training course I could not pay back for. But I was rescued by Julie Andrews.”
“I had been set in this resort and Julie was there with (set and costume designer) Tony Walton. I was going up in the elevator and weeping, which is what I did all the time simply because I was in this sort of distress about the whole thing. They observed that I was weeping and in a horrible condition and they asked me to have tea with them, which I did.”
“Then Julie’s agent rescued me. I did not realise that I would have to fork out (labour union) Equity and my agent and my London agent.”
Despite successful two Oscars and five BAFTA awards, Maggie Smith often felt inferior to her fellow Dames which includes Judi Dench.
“Of system, you discover all the time. I learnt so a great deal from Judi, from all these folks that I perform with. They all appeared to be so at ease with it,” she claimed. “I always felt… And I know what they contact it, Imposter (syndrome). I felt that. I still truly feel it. I appear again and I can not feel that a large amount of it has transpired.”