Carrie Underwood Talks SOUND OF MUSIC Preparation & More

Carrie Underwood Talks SOUND OF MUSIC Preparation & More

Carrie Underwood Talks SOUND OF MUSIC Preparation & MoreCountry music superstar and American Idol champ Carrie Underwood discusses the finer points of her new role as the headliner of NBC's live TV edition of Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic family-friendly musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC in a new interview as well as her recent research trip abroad in preparation for taking on the iconic role made famous by Mary Martin onstage and Julie Andrews onscreen.

In commenting upon her recent trip with her husband to Austria to soak up the scenery of the actual real-life story, Underwood shares, "We ran around where they sing 'Do-Re-Mi' and we went to the Von Trapps' house."

Check out BroadwayWorld's article on Underwood's Austrian visit here.

Also, Underwood shared her enthusiasm - or, in this case, lack thereof - for her young potential co-stars in the forthcoming film, as well, for which the producers are currently holding a nationwide casting search.

"I don't know how to talk to children," Underwood admits. "I've never really been around kids... so we'll see how I do!"

And, what about the braids she sports in the new promotional poster that was released earlier this week (also available to view here)? "I told them they can do whatever they want," Underwood states of the hairstyle options she will allow the creative team to consider.

"It'll grow back," the triple-threat admits.

Check out the original article on the matter here.

Of note, it was also announced this week that joining the film will be Audra McDonald as Mother Abbess, Laura Benanti as Elsa and Christian Borle as Max. More on that story is available here.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller and Rob Ashford, produced by Craig Zadan & Neil Meron airs on December 5 at 8 PM on NBC.

Check out my 2013 InDepth InterView with Zadan & Meron about THE SOUND OF MUSIC and much, much more from earlier this year, available here.


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Pat Cerasaro Pat Cerasaro contributes exclusive scholarly columns including InDepth InterViews, Sound Off, Theatrical Throwback Thursdays, Flash Friday and Flash Special as well as additional special features, world premiere clips and extensive news coverage. His work for the site has appeared in The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, US Weekly, The Biography Channel, NBC and more. He also wrote and directed two sold-out 2014 BroadwayWorld charity concert events featuring all-star casts, EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE and THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM.