Carrie Underwood Getting Hate Mail Over Sound of Music Remake
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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