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Julie Andrews' best performance was in 'The Sound of Music', says Christopher Plummer

Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in a still from Sound Of Music Photograph:( Others )

PTI London, United Kingdom Dec 18, 2017, 08.46 AM (IST)

Veteran actor Christopher Plummer says his The Sound of Music co-star Julie Andrews delivered her "most free" performance in the film.

The 88-year-old star, still best known for his Captain Von Trapp in the 1965 musical classic, however, said the movie would never be one of his favourites.

"It's not entirely true that I loathe The Sound Of Music. I think Julie Andrews, who I adore, is absolutely lovely in it. I think it is her most free and naked performance - her best.

"But when you do a film with 1,000 nuns, there's a danger it can run over into a deep abyss of mawkishness," Plummer told Metro newspaper. The actor believes his role was a "comedown" after having played a number of leads in Shakespearean plays.

"I didn't like the role. I found it boring because when I was that age, in my thirties, I had already played Hamlet, Henry V, Macbeth, everything under the sun on stage and 'The Sound Of Music' was a bit of a comedown as a role," he said.