Christopher Plummer Skipped Oscars Because He's Afraid of Stealing Julie Andrews' Spotlight

February 27, 2015 10:06 PM

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explains his absence from the Academy Awards which honored . The 85-year-old actor says he skipped the Oscars ceremony because he didn't want to steal spotlight from his "Sound of Music" co-star.

''I couldn't be there for personal reasons," he said to PEOPLE, "and secondly I didn't want to. It was really a tribute to Julie. It's her movie. It's a terrible phrase we have in England but if I had appeared there I would have looked like a spare prick at a wedding. That's the most perfect descrip...

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