The 84-year-old British legend revealed she was forced to reject the role of playing Margot Robbie’s aunt due to being “truly so stoned” after undergoing a surgery.
The role of Aunt Emma was then taken on by fellow Brit icon Joanna Lumley in the final movie
Julia confessed her reasonings behind refusing to play the role during her recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live .
She said: “I do regret it.
“I wasn’t able to do the movie. I had an operation. I’m a bionic woman and I have a titanium ankle.”
She added: “I was so truly stoned from all the drugs that I had to take to take the pain away. Really, it was mostly the anesthetics.”
The star was then unable to star in the film adaptation of Jordan Belford’s life of financial fraud and debauchery, starring Hollywood sensation Leonardo DiCaprio .
During her interview, Julie also addressed a potential Princess Diary 3, after Anne Hathaway revealed there was a script.
She said: “The truth is I haven’t heard.
“There’s been talk about it for quite a while. I think she has had, or is having a second child, and she’s busy and I’ve been busy, and I think if it happens it’ll be lovely, and if it doesn’t, I won’t have known about it!”
The star has been busy promoting her new book Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years and talked openly about how she regrets not being able to star in Martin Scorsese’s hit movie The Wolf Of Wall Street.
The book follows Andrews’ career from 1963 to 1986, starting with her arrival in Hollywood for Mary Poppins and The Sound Of Music and ending with her role in That’s Life!
She rose to stardom and became beloved by generations for her roles in classic musicals Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.
As much as the star revealed she would have loved to star in the Oscar-winning film, it recently came to light that she refused to star in the Mary Poppins sequel Mary Poppins Returns.
The veteran star won an Oscar for her role as the practically perfect nanny in the 1954 classic film but turned down the chance to make a cameo appearance in the follow-up.
Reports suggested that Julie wanted Emily Blunt to have her moment to shine as Mary Poppins