Carrie Underwood Gets Slammed By Von Trapp Family

Posted Friday December 6, 2013 12:34 PM GMT

She had a great time playing Maria Von Trapp in “The Sound of Music Live” last night (December 5), but Carrie Underwood wasn’t quite up to snuff according to a member of the actual Von Trapps.

Myles von Trapp Derbyshire , Maria’s great grandson, lamented, "It’s just upsetting that this could potentially be the final broadcast of our story.”

“And although her voice is amazing, she doesn’t have acting experience…. It’s just the overall image, she’s a country star, she won American Idol, she’s very public in kind of a tabloid way."

Instead, the Von Trapps would have preferred Anne Hathaway for the role of Maria. Francoise Von Trapp (Maria’s granddaughter) shared, "Carrie Underwood as Maria? Seriously? I mean, I have nothing against her personally – she's an extremely talented country singer, but I'm pretty sure my father is repeatedly rolling over in his grave. Since the movie version of SOM won an Academy Award the year I was born, it's always been easy to identify with Julie Andrews' portrayal of my grandmother. It's a little harder to envision Carrie that way. (But I do realize that’s what happens when Hollywood freezes time.) And while the girl can sing (although her voice lacks the Soprano purity of Julie Andrews) can she act? I'd like to know who else was in the running. Personally, I'd have put my money on Ann Hathaway, who in her upcoming role as Fantine in Les Miserable, proves that she can act and sing."

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