"Often I am asked how I felt about not landing the role of Eliza in the film version of My Fair Lady. I know Alan hoped that Warner Bros. would cast me but eventually the role was given to Audrey Hepburn. At the time, I completely understood their choice. Warner Bros. needed a big name for the marquee, and although I had starred on Broadway, that was a very small pond compared to the rest of America and the world. In later years, I did wish that I had been able to record my performance somehow, somewhere for posterity - or at least for my grandchildren. Audrey and I became good friends, and one day she said to me, ‘Julie, you should have done the role… but I didn’t have the guts to turn it down.’”
- Julie Andrews; an excerpt from Home: A Memoir of My Early Years.