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Julie Andrews On Carrie Underwood: 'I Wish Her Well' In THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Legendary stage and screen star Julie Andrews offers her opinion on the upcoming NBV live TV presentation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic family musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC and its leading lady, country superstar Carrie Underwood, as part of a new interview.

Referencing her indelible performance in the iconic 1965 feature film adaptation directed by Robert Wise and looking ahead to the future, Andrews relates, "Fifty years later, it's time somebody had another crack at it. I had the best time of my life doing it, and it did wonderful things for me. I think it's great that it's being done again, but doing it live must be so daunting for Carrie."

Furthermore, Andrews adds that this new presentation has its own risks and rewards to worry about given that it is indeed based on the stage musical and not Ernest Lehman's largely reworked film script, which also incorporated some new songs (one of which, "Something Good", will be ported over to the new TV version).

"I know they're not doing the movie, though. They're doing the Broadway show - that's what they have the rights to - and I don't know whether it will resonate similarly. In the movie, we cut some things from the stage version and added some songs," Andrews offers.

Ultimately, Andrews opines, "It's a lovely piece, and I do hope it works for Carrie, because she's lovely and I'm a fan. I wish her well."

Check out the original story on the matter here.

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