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Carrie Underwood Responds to Hate Tweets for 'Sound of Music' Role

Carrie Underwood Responds to Hate Tweets for 'Sound of Music' Role

Carrie Underwood is receiving a lot of pushback for starring in the upcoming Sound of Music live special – and she’s speaking out and defending herself.

“I get hate tweets and stuff like, ‘You’re not Julie Andrews!’” the 30-year-old American Idol champ told Entertainment Weekly. “I know I’m not Julie. Nobody is and I would never pretend that I was … I know my place.”

But Carrie has the support of the original Maria herself!

“Fifty years later, it’s time somebody had another crack at it,” Julie tells Zap2it. “I had the best time of my life doing it, and it did wonderful things for me. I think it’s great that it’s being done again, but doing it live must be so daunting for Carrie. I know they’re not doing the movie, though. They’re doing the Broadway show — that’s what they have the rights to — and I don’t know whether it will resonate similarly. In the movie, we cut some things from the stage version and added some songs.”

Carrie stars alongside Stephen Moyer, Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti, and Christian Borle in The Sound of Music, Live! airing Thursday, Dec. 5 on NBC!

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18 Comments

# 1
living in a box @ 11/29/2013 at 5:25 am

you just a country singer, doesn’t have any broadway background, and no acting experience. you must sucking some d, i cks to get that role.

# 2

I don’t know why but I really just don’t like her for some reason.

# 3

carrie has a beautiful voice……I’m looking forward to this show!!!!!
love her……

# 4

What is wrong with some people that would take time out of their lives and write ugly remarks about a lovely, talented girl like Carrie. I guess it just means you’ve really made it in show business.

# 5

Carrie is a great vocalist. She’s the best choice for Julie’s role.

# 6

I just think NBC made a huge mistake not having the rights for the original to be shown.

# 7
Cruizin596 @ 11/29/2013 at 11:35 am

@living in a box: She does have acting experience. Your prejudice of country music is showing.

# 8
Cruizin596 @ 11/29/2013 at 11:38 am

@nope: The stage version IS the original. The show premiered on Broadway in 1959 (6 years before the movie). The stage version starred Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel (NOT Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer).

# 9

WTH? Why would anybody tweet Carrie Underwood to state that she is not Julie Andrews? Like the only possible person to play that role is Ms. Andrews? Ridiculous. Although I am not a country music fan, I find Carrie Underwood to be very talented and I think she’d do a great job of playing Maria.
Some people have too much time on their hands…

living in a box @ 11/29/2013 at 12:12 pm

this just in, there will be a remake of My Fair Lady,starring Kim Kardasian, and also it’s a wonderful life starring clay aiken. does that sound horrible? that’s how i felt when i heard carrie will be maria.

Media Wh@re MANiston @ 11/29/2013 at 12:33 pm

I heard her preform a little piece from the promote. Sorry, not good at all.

it’s just bringing the music/show to a new generation. Julie Andrews is – lets face it – almost dead, so young kids won’t know her, but they possibly know Carrie U. and admire her – nothing wrong with a remake of a classic, we do that all the time with music and Shakespeare and Austen, etc. Different people/a new generation can now appreciate it, and Carrie U. is a talented singer and a real nice girl

She is fantastic!!

Carrie is brilliant……..and from the preview last night, the entire cast will do a fantastic job. Carrie doesn’t have to be anyone but herself……..because Carrie Underwood is as good as anyone out there……Love You Carrie…………PS> the idiot “living in a box” from 5:25am, needs to clean up his act and go back to his box……..No Class at all………

Not interested in some country singer doing the Sound of Music. Will never watch that.

Carrie Marie Underwood Will Be Awesome In The Sound Of Music. She Was The Perfect Pick Fore The Role. A Singer With An Amazing Voice Like Carrie Underwood Is Perfect For Singing The Songs That Will Be In The Sound Of Music. Hall Of The Stop Hating On Perfect Carrie Marie Underwood For Doing The Sound Of Music And Get A Life.

Carrie Marie Underwood Will Be Awesome In The Sound Of Music. She Was The Perfect Pick Fore The Role. A Singer With An Amazing Voice Like Carrie Underwood Is Perfect For Singing The Songs That Will Be In The Sound Of Music. All Of The Stop Hating On Perfect Carrie Marie Underwood For Doing The Sound Of Music And Get A Life.

Living in a box-you are living in s box and you have a filthy mouth. Carrie is very talented and she will do well in this roll. She has worked hard and I can’t wait to see this. Now for country country singers-if you said Miranda or Reba, I might agree with you on a country singer in the Sound of Music or someone who cannot sing or act like Taylor Swift. Keep happy thoughts-all your negativity must make you one unhappy person. oh-Media, check your hearing device-the snippet was wonderfully done and you must be tone deaf.

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