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Carrie Underwood to Perform in NBC's 'The Sound of Music' Remake: Will She Make a Good Maria von Trapp?

Music 2012/12/01 21:05:03
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In late 2013, country music superstar Carrie Underwood will get the opportunity to star in NBC's special broadcast of "The Sound of Music." In a live performance based on the world-famous musical, the former "American Idol" winner will play the role of Maria von Trapp--the woman who inspired "The Sound of Music."

While Underwood has had a ton of success in music, this will be her biggest break in acting to date. Underwood's filmography mostly boasts appearances as herself, but she's played fictional characters on hit shows like How I Met Your Mother and Sesame Street. She also starred in the 2011 American drama film Soul Surfer.

"The Sound of Music" is based on Maria von Trapp's book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. The musical showcased some of the most memorable songs of the last century, which Underwood will be performing, including "My Favorite Things," Do-Re-Mi," "Every Mountain," and of course, "The Sound of Music." Underwood has to live up to a lot of hype, but based on her past success, she looks to be more than up for the challenge.

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  • mel-lee 2012/12/13 03:59:34
    No
    mel-lee
    Carrie Over Rated
  • G.J. the time has come to s... 2012/12/04 22:34:42
    Yes
    G.J. the time has come to switch
    +1
    I believe she is one of the finest performers of our day
  • S Perkins 2012/12/04 18:13:00
  • sokoyah 2012/12/04 17:54:30
    No
    sokoyah
    that country twang will still be there
  • becky obryan 2012/12/04 14:10:40
    Yes
    becky obryan
    +1
    I think she can do it if she doesn't try to change the original charater of Maria or change the way the songs are supposed to be sung.
  • leslie 2012/12/04 11:39:30
    No
    leslie
    There is NO WAY That Carrie Underwood can pull off portraying a 1940's war-time Catholic Postulate. One who is seeking her path. Service to God or The Love of a Man. Nothing she has ever done has prepared her for something of this nature. It's all about the money that people will make off of it. It is a classic that should not be bastardized by some country hick chick looking to make a name for herself in the Legitimate theatre.
  • findthelight2000 2012/12/04 11:36:48 (edited)
    No
    findthelight2000
    +1
    Why do these TV stations insist on redoing American Movie Musical classics that have already been filmed to perfection? Why not instead produce Musicals of merit that have not yet been brought to film?
  • Harley Quinn 2012/12/04 06:34:49
    No
    Harley Quinn
    +1
    This slightly makes me fear that the whole thing's going to get countryfied.
  • carrief... Harley ... 2012/12/04 08:42:01
    carriefan13
    you may be pleasantly surprised...

  • leslie Harley ... 2012/12/04 11:33:49
    leslie
    Me too
  • Mary Harley ... 2012/12/10 02:57:26
    Mary
    No
  • ♥Nicole A♥ 2012/12/04 06:27:09
    Yes
    ♥Nicole A♥
    +1
    Of course
  • Eddie_DOMA_is_dead 2012/12/04 05:42:10
  • carrief... Eddie_D... 2012/12/04 08:43:54
    carriefan13
    what do you mean 'fail to create an original idea'? what's more original than a 3-hour live Broadway show during prime time?
  • Eddie_D... carrief... 2012/12/04 22:19:45
  • kittensforbreakfast 2012/12/04 05:38:28
    No
    kittensforbreakfast
    +1
    Why must people always tamper with classics? D:
  • leslie kittens... 2012/12/04 11:34:28
    leslie
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$...
  • flowerlady112 2012/12/04 03:24:56
    Yes
    flowerlady112
    +2
    They shouldn't mess with a classic!
  • Chris 2012/12/04 03:12:27
    No
    Chris
    Not the right fit at all.
  • Maura :) 2012/12/04 01:31:09
    No
    Maura :)
    +1
    I am not saying she is a bad actor, I actually love her very much but I mean, they just cannot remake that movie. its such a good movie, it should not even be remade.
  • carrief... Maura :) 2012/12/04 08:37:28
    carriefan13
    you didn't read the article either, did you? it's NOT a movie remake ^^
  • findthe... carrief... 2012/12/04 11:41:31
    findthelight2000
    +1
    The question calls it a remake. So, now we know it is a live theatrical version.
  • Jimbo 2012/12/04 00:43:13
    No
    Jimbo
    +1
    I hope they don't ruin the movie.
  • Maura :) Jimbo 2012/12/04 01:31:48
    Maura :)
    +1
    same here. it is such a good movie, and I hate to see it get ruined.
  • carrief... Maura :) 2012/12/04 08:44:48
    carriefan13
    it's not a movie remake! ^^^ read the article!!
  • Jimbo carrief... 2012/12/04 13:49:21
    Jimbo
    no
  • carrief... Jimbo 2012/12/04 19:14:34
    carriefan13
    no what? you're not going to read the article? you're just going to mistake this production as a movie instead of a live show?
  • Jimbo carrief... 2012/12/04 20:18:36
    Jimbo
    Yup. I am willing to make that mistake.

    I read it and understood it wrong.

    I read "NBC's special broadcast of "The Sound of Music."

    But I must have skipped "In a live performance based on the world-famous musical"
  • carrief... Jimbo 2012/12/04 08:45:14
    carriefan13
    it's not a movie remake ^^ read the article
  • Jimbo carrief... 2012/12/04 13:49:15
    Jimbo
    no
  • Kurbdog 2012/12/04 00:41:28
  • eli 2012/12/03 23:39:40
    Yes
    eli
    I like her. she is cute and has a good voice! Why not?!
  • Jdogg 2012/12/03 21:58:30
    No
    Jdogg
    I'm really starting to hate remakes of any movie anymore, Even if this comes out I'm not watching it,
  • carrief... Jdogg 2012/12/04 08:46:07
    carriefan13
    you didn't read the article either! it's is NOT a movie remake ^^^^^
  • Jdogg carrief... 2012/12/04 18:24:02
    Jdogg
    No I didn't, No more remakes of anything else.
  • carrief... Jdogg 2012/12/04 19:16:00
    carriefan13
    you can't comment on an article if you didn't read it...keep an open mind about things
  • Jdogg carrief... 2012/12/04 19:37:42
    Jdogg
    I'm open minded to the movie Industry not making anymore movie remakes of any kind,.
  • carrief... Jdogg 2012/12/05 03:05:30
    carriefan13
    but I just pointed out that it wasn't a movie remake, it's a live show
  • cddjmikey 2012/12/03 21:57:00
    No
    cddjmikey
    +1
    Although she is undeniably both beautiful and talented I don't think this part would fit her right. I think either Amy Adams or Anne Hathaway would be better choices due to acting ability and type of voice. This will still be something that I will watch because although I don't think she would be best I still think she will do a decent job.
  • jay 2012/12/03 21:55:19
    No
    jay
    idk so I guess I shoulda voted yes.

    The real question is why do they have to do this project at all. Just show the film. But I guess there's lots of people ready to stuff their pockets with advertisers' money, so go for it.

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