Carrie Underwood may be the most maligned actress in recent history but she isn’t letting it get to her. She was under attack before “The Sound of Music Live” ever aired and now that the show has aired, the country music singer has come under strong criticism for her acting skills. She has turned to Twitter to respond to haters according to Yahoo! TV on Dec. 7.
The NBC live broadcast brought raves for her singing but her actin as Maria von Trapp brought slams from every angle. Some suggested she “shut her von Trapp.”
Underwood did fins some support here and there. Cameron Diaz called the move to take on the role owned by Julie Andrews “gutsy.” No one disputed her singing skills although some felt her country roots showed through a bit too much.
So how did the 30-year-old singer reply to the haters? Here’s what she tweeted Friday, Dec. 6:
"Plain and simple: Mean people need Jesus. They will be in my prayers tonight...1 Peter 2:1-25."
That verse says to “rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind."
Kym Karath, who played Gretl in the 1965 film version, watched the special alongside costars Charmian Carr (Liesl von Trapp) and Angela Cartwright (Brigitta von Trapp). She tweeted throughout the airing messages like:
"Mystified & disappointed so far by SOM special. So far only happy with Stephen Moyer."
"Must admit some scenes are actually painful to watch."
“Love Carrie Underwood but this role is just not right for her. She is lovely her voice is beautiful but acting is wrong."
When the curtain closed on the performance, Underwood was pleased with the performance. That must have been before she became aware of the criticism. She posted this shortly after finishing the show:
“Glory to God tonight...I couldn't be more proud. What a tough thing to pull off and we did it! I am so blessed!!!" "Sound of Music Live!"
Apparently Underwood’s faith will see her through this debacle and on to better things. We still love you Carrie!
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