Carrie Underwood Getting Hate Mail Over Sound of Music Remake

Posted on Dec 5, 2013 by 3 Comments
Carrie Underwood

I’ve been a Carrie Underwood fan since she was a contestant on American Idol. For the most part, her career since that win has been line a fairy tale. That is until now.

The problems started when Carrie Underwood accepted the role of Maria Von Trapp in the Sound of Music remake. Since then, the 30-year-old country music superstar has received a steady supply of negative feedback.

I admit when I heard she was doing the remake, it did surprise me. Part of me doesn’t like the whole remake thing. It’s never as good as the original, and I think it shows a lack of ingenuity and creativity. People need to come up with new ideas instead of dredging up past successes to try and capitalize on them, but that’s another issue.

The problem with trying to remake Sound of Music is that it is an iconic movie. Julie Andrews shot to fame after she played Maria almost 50 years ago in the original which was based on a Broadway musical. Underwood is going to be playing the role live on NBC on Thursday Dec. 5 at 8:00 p.m.

She admits she’s grown tired of the backlash from accepting the role.

“I get hate tweets and stuff like, ‘You’re not Julie Andrews!’ I know I’m not Julie. Nobody is and I would never pretend that I was … I know my place.” Carrie Underwood via told Entertainment Weekly

I wonder if others in the show are receiving hate mail, or if it is just a Julie Andrews/Carrie Underwood thing. Julie Andrews has shown her support for this project a number of times, and even said she thinks “after 40 or 50 years it’s probably time somebody else had a crack at it.”

I know Carrie has the voice for it, but a live show has to be scary. I wish her the best and hope things settle down and people stop throwing a tantrum over things like this.

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Donna Sundblad resides in NW Georgia where she serves as the president of the Writer’s Alliance of Georgia. Her most recent book, The Inheritance, was nominated for the 2012 Epic eBook award.

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    That’s ridiculous that people should be upset about that, and to send hate mail… that just seems pretty imbalanced.

  • Mom Home Guide

    I think it’s terrible that she’s receiving hate mail. I love Julie Andrews and the original Sound of Music movie, but it was a Broadway play before that, so even the movie was a “remake” of sorts. What’s the harm in another version — it will never take away from Andrew’s iconic role. Honestly, there are bigger things in the world that people should focus their efforts on.

  • anita

    It’s not Ms. Underwood’s fault that original thought has disappeared. Good theatrical works are redone and redone each time done a little worse than the last time. This rendition was embarrassingly bad. That’s not hate, it’s just the truth