Behind The Scenes With The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music is an American musical legend and is definitely considered a cult classic. With five Academy Awards and two Golden Globes, The Sound of Music has certainly earned its place among one of the greatest films of all time.

Despite how popular the film was, there is a lot that went on behind the scenes that may shock those who hold the film close to their heart. Read on to find out where the actors of the von Trapp family are today and the secrets they held while filming!

The Real Maria Wasn’t in Love with Anybody

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Bill Peters/The Denver Post via Getty Images
Bill Peters/The Denver Post via Getty Images

The character of the saintly Maria was actually a real-life person, along with the entire Von Trapp family. There were, however, a few glitches in her character; one of them being she wasn’t in love with anyone at all. In the film version of The Sound of Music, it appears the nun-in-training Maria is SUPER in love with Captain von Trapp the moment that she first lays eyes on him.

This wasn’t necessarily the case. Maria actually stated in her 1948 memoir, “I liked him, but I didn’t love him. However, I loved the children, and so in a way I really married the children.” Now that doesn’t sound like love at first sight at all.