‘The Sound of Music’ Star Julie Andrews ‘Would Love to Know’ Carrie Underwood
Country superstar Carrie Underwood is slated to star in a live television adaptation of the film classic ‘The Sound of Music’ this coming Christmas, and now she’s gotten the thumbs-up from the star of the original film. Legendary actress and singer Julie Andrews says she approves of the remake, adding that she’d love to get to know the ‘Blown Away’ singer.
Underwood will play the role of Maria von Trapp, which Mary Martin originated on Broadway and Andrews immortalized on the big screen in the Oscar-winning film in 1965. The ‘American Idol‘ champion has previously acted in an episode of ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ as well as an appearance in the film ‘Soul Surfer.’ The live production of ‘The Sound of Music’ is being developed for NBC by the producers of ‘Smash.’
Andrews tells the Wall Street Journal she has no problem with the classic film being re-worked. “Listen — how long ago was it out? 50 something years ago? So, 48 years, probably time that a remake is allowed. Why not?” she muses. “‘Cinderella’ has been done, ‘Mary Poppins’ has been put on stage in the theater. It’s all part of the process of those wonderful properties going out and reaching another audience.”
The veteran performer adds that she has no plans to appear in the new production. She says she has never met Underwood, but would welcome the opportunity to change that. “No, I don’t know her, and I would love to know her,” Andrews says. “And maybe I will.”