Carrie Underwood fans were excited to watch her try her hand at acting on NBC’s ‘The Sound of Music Live.’ However, many people, including the real Von Trapp family felt differently. Underwood played the character of Maria Von Trapp, a role that has also been portrayed by Julie Andrews, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in the 1965 film, and Mary Martin, who won a Tony Award in the original Broadway production.
Although Underwood did well with the singing portion of the role, her acting abilities were not up to par. Myles Von Trapp Derbyshire, the great-grandson of the real Maria Von Trapp, said that he was worried about Underwood from the beginning.
He said that he was not comfortable with a singer with no acting experience, taking on the role of such an important member of his family and the story
“It’s just upsetting that this could potentially be the final broadcast of our story,” he said. “And although her voice is amazing, she doesn’t have acting experience… It’s just the overall image, she’s a country star, she won American Idol, she’s very public in kind of a tabloid way.”
Many people felt that Underwood was unable to capture the personality of Maria and was more of a distraction than a pleasant addition to the cast. Perhaps she should stick to singing and leave the acting to those with more experience. She could always take a few acting classes and try her hand at it another time. How do you think Carrie Underwood did with the role of Maria Von Trapp?
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