Like most moms of my generations, mine was a big fan of the movie musical “The Sound of Music”. So when I read that Andrew Lloyd Webber is planning a stage version of the play, I was a little surprised to read that he is searching for a “quirky, eccentric girl aged 17-21, a tomboy, not a conventional beauty” I assumed that he was looking for someone to play the role of Liesl. But no, that described what Webber is looking for in an actress to play the lead part of Maria.
Wait a minute, I’m supposed to believe that Julie Andrews was supposedly a mother figure to the kids when she’s barely a year older than the oldest daughter? What a load of crap. This is either a blatant attempt to land a young Hollywood starlet** or Webber's skeevy way of cruising for younger women.
** Now that Scarlett’s turned him down I’ll be he’s on the phone trying to book Hillary Duff, Lindsay Lohan, and/or the Olesen twins. Paris Hilton, no doubt, is his “safety skank”.