Underwood Praises Julie Andrews
Underwood Praise For Andrews (Photo Courtest Of TasteofCountry.com / February 21, 2013)
Carrie Underwood has found a new way to spread music to fans, as she will be playing the iconic “Maria Von Trapp,” in NBC’s live broadcast of The Sound of Music. Julie Andrews played the legendary role in the famous 1965 film, and she is someone Carrie idolized at a young age. Carrie has yet to meet Julie, but she hopes to take what she has learned from her, and create her own vision of the character. “At some point I would love to meet her, just because she is someone I grew up watching and listening too. But, no one can touch her, I am not her and I will never be her. She holds such an iconic place in so many people’s hearts. I think it is really important for me to read the script, watch other musicals and kind of get into the whole musical space verses the movie space – which she was so wonderful in.” In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Julie says she will “endorse everything” about The Sound of Music broadcast, and “would love to know Carrie!” The three-hour live remake of The Sound of Music will air in late 2013 on NBC.