All the Things We Never Knew About “The Sound of Music”

A Fairy Tale or a Loveless Marriage?

Anyone familiar with this classic musical movie will remember how the nun in training, Maria – who was played by Julie Andrews – fell in love with the widowed Captain von Trapp while she was working as a governess for the children in the family. The relationship blossoms throughout the film, ending in a seemingly blissful marriage and a happy, loving family.

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However, the real Maria, who Julie Andrews’ character was based on, clearly felt differently, as revealed in her 1949 memoir: “I really and truly was not in love. I liked him, but I didn’t love him. However, I loved the children, and so in a way, I really married the children. I learned to love him more than I have ever loved before or after.”

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