11-30-2012 07:20 PM
I've seen it reported from several sources now that Carrie Underwood will star as Maria von Trapp in NBC's live broadcast of "The Sound of Music" late next year. I think this is pretty big deal for her. What do you all think?
11-30-2012 07:33 PM - edited 11-30-2012 07:34 PM
That's a pretty big role........and a LIVE broadcast, no less. Carrie's obviously a seasoned performer, but I don't think her acting experience is that extensive. It's kind of a coup for her.
11-30-2012 09:03 PM
12-01-2012 08:10 AM - edited 12-01-2012 08:11 AM
I think this will be a major challenge for Carrie. There's no doubt she has a lovely voice and the sweet looks, but I do hope she'll be taking acting lessons! This is a major opportunity to open up a new entertainment venue. The casting of Mother Superior and the Captain will be important. Carrie is a great singer, and I wish her much success with this new project!
12-01-2012 06:03 PM - edited 12-01-2012 06:05 PM
Are you sure it is "Live". This is a long "movie". How could they pull off a "Live" performance of this?
Either way, I agree that the "Acting" portion is where we hope Carrie is ready for. I will be watching for sure!!
P.S. Is this going to be "Live on Tape" like they do sitcoms?
12-01-2012 07:32 PM - edited 12-01-2012 07:33 PM
Yeah, live. That's what it says. Check it out:
...........has been cast as Maria von Trapp in NBC’s upcoming live broadcast of “The Sound of Music," the network announced Friday.
12-03-2012 01:03 PM
Egggggggggzzzzzzactly. If it's truly LIVE that will be a colossal undertaking. I think she'll do great, though, regardless.
12-03-2012 01:23 PM
I think it will probably be "live" during filming, instead of pre-recorded. The new movie "Les Miserables" is one in which the singing is live during filming and not pre-recorded and it is said that singing "live" adds a spontaneous feel.