Carrie Underwood Talks Challenges of SOUND OF MUSIC Prep

Women's Health magazine's upcoming November cover will feature Grammy Award winning superstar Carrie Underwood who will soon star in NBC's live broadcast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC airing December 5th. In the issue, the American Idol champion reveals her beauty secrets, and dishes on her husband, The Sound of Music and the upcoming CMA's which she will once again co-host.

"My entire fall has basically been all about "The Sound of Music. That's a wonderful project that I've been asked to be a part of," Underwood shares in a video interview with the magazine. "It's a live musical on TV so there's been a lot of prep work."

She continues, "I've been in New York quite a bit doing run-through's and working on a kind of music that's not exactly the kind of music that I'm use to singing. So it's been a lot of work and it's been really challenging. But I think in the end it's really going to be very rewarding. It's going to be exciting to actually do a musical live on TV."

As far as performing live in the iconic role of 'Maria', Underwood reveals, "The live thing? It's gutsy. It's ambitious." Yet the only part that has her a little nervous is the acting. "Music is where I live. But doing other things broadens me and my experiences and what I can do. I'm up for anything."

The Sound of Music" will be presented as a live three-hour broadcast and will air on December 5 on NBC. Five-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood will star in the coveted role of Maria Von Trapp. Acclaimed British actor Stephen Moyer, best known to U.S. audiences for his role as Bill Compton in HBO's "True Blood, will portray decorated World War I hero Capt. Georg Von Trapp.

From Universal Television, "The Sound of Music" is executive produced by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan. Beth Carrie Underwood Talks Challenges of SOUND OF MUSIC PrepMcCarthy-Miller and Rob Ashford will serve as directors. The live holiday production will be based on the original 1959 Broadway production of "The Sound of Music," which starred Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel. The play won the Tony Award as best musical and Martin won as best actress.

Photos courtesy of Women's Health Magazine

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