The Sound of Music fits the definition of a classic film. This family-friendly romp through the Austrian Alps has everything from memorable songs to beautiful landscapes to an enchanting love story. It’s historical fiction at its finest. This movie, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, won five Academy Awards and two Golden Globes.
This movie is pretty much universally beloved, but what happened behind the scenes may shock even the most dedicated Sound of Music fans. Read on to find out where the actors of the von Trapp family are today, and how the real von Trapps are different from how they were portrayed on screen.
The Real Maria Didn’t Fall In Love
Julia Andrews plays Maria in The Sound of Music, a nun who is sent to care for several children who lost their mother and ends up falling in love with their father. The real Maria actually has an interesting backstory. Maria was born on a train and her parents died when she was just ten years old. She was then sent to live with her uncle who was quite violent.
Maria was able to escape from her uncle and join the Catholic church. At the time, her foster parents were raising her as an atheist, but there was something about the church that she found alluring.