11/15/2013 02:18 pm ET

Julie Andrews On NBC's 'Daunting' Live Production Of 'Sound Of Music'

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Julie Andrews, the star of the 1965 classic "The Sound of Music," isn't fazed by NBC's new live production of the classic musical starring Carrie Underwood.

"Fifty years later, it's time somebody had another crack at it. I had the best time of my life doing it, and it did wonderful things for me," Andrews told Zap2It. "I think it's great that it's being done again, but doing it live must be so daunting ... I do hope it works for Carrie, because she's lovely and I'm a fan. I wish her well."

NBC's version of "The Sound of Music," which will air live on Dec. 5, will be the original 1959 Broadway version of the musical -- which is different from the film version most audiences are familiar with.

"I know they're not doing the movie, though. They're doing the Broadway show -- that's what they have the rights to -- and I don't know whether it will resonate similarly," Andrews added before noting that the film's producers had cut elements from the stage version and added songs.

Andrews previously voiced her support of NBC's "Sound of Music" earlier this year when Playbill asked her about the upcoming production.

This has been a busy year for Andrews, who released a children's book she co-wrote with her daughter, "The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart," and she's been making the press rounds in support of the 50th anniversary of "Mary Poppins."

In addition to Underwood taking on the lead as Maria, "Sound OF Music" also stars Stephen Moyer ("True Blood") as Captain Von Trapp and Christian Borle from "Smash."

For those of you longing for the original "Sound of Music" starring Andrews, that version will have its annual holiday screening on Dec. 22 on ABC.



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