Carrie Underwood Co-Writes Song for ‘Narnia’ Movie
In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Carrie Underwood talked about writing and performing the theme song to the newest 'Narnia' film. When studio execs approached her about writing the song, titled 'There's a Place for Us,' Underwood hesitated only slightly. It only took seeing 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader' just one time for Underwood to excitedly sign on to the project.
Underwood has always been a fan of the 'Narnia' books, since her mother is a teacher and would often read them when she was a child. After getting a feel for the movie, she locked herself in the recording studio for four days with her co-writers [David Hodges and Hillary Lindsey] until they came up with three possible candidates. Carrie said, "We provided three very different songs for [the filmmakers] to choose from and they picked an epic ballad which I do think in the end was a very good choice."
When Underwood, who is originally from Okla., was asked about the difficulties of writing music for a movie about a sea voyage, she simply replied, "It really wasn’t hard."
"Growing up I’ve definitely felt the way the characters in the movie felt," Underwood continued. "They’re in this place, and they felt like they should be off somewhere else having adventures and having this amazing life and instead they feel like they can never get there. So I can definitely relate to the characters, growing up in a small town and having big dreams."
'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treaders' hits theaters Dec. 10. Underwood will also be making her acting debut in the 2011 film 'Soul Surfer,' which is biopic about surfer and shark-attack survivor Beth Hamilton. Underwood will portray Beth's youth counselor, Sarah Hill.