Christopher Plummer: Sound of Music with Julie Andrews was ‘Like flogging a dead horse’

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    On the Sound of Music 35th Anniversary DVD, the actor confessed he was completely inebriated for the shooting of the emotional and important music festival scene where the family performs Edelweiss before fleeing into the mountains.

    He later explained his nerves: “I was shaking, I was terrified with a full orchestra the first time. Julie had to hold me, I would have fainted.”

    Luckily, like all great actors, he was able to transform the moment into pure on-screen magic, with Captain Von Trapp winning over the festival audience, and millions of cinemagoers, with his show of vulnerability and pure emotion.

    Andrews spoke bluntly about Plummer’s behaviour in one of their last interviews together.

    Published at Sat, 01 Jan 2022 13:55:00 +0000

    Christopher Plummer: Sound of Music with Julie Andrews was ‘Like flogging a dead horse’

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