Anne Hathaway Was the Von Trapp Family's Choice for the 'Sound Of Music'

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Sorry Carrie Underwood, but if the Von Trapp family had their way, you would not have been singing from the mountain tops.

Carrie Underwood has taken a lot of hits for her starring role in the television remake of The Sound Of Music

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

The family says they wanted Anne Hathaway to portray Maria, especially after her Oscar-winning turn in Les Miserables.

Francoise von Trapp, Maria's granddaughter, blogged about the musical and the producers' casting choice–recently, saying that although Underwood is a talented country singer, she just didn’t seem suited to the role.

"Carrie Underwood as Maria? Seriously?" von Trapp wrote. "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."

Ouch! Did you watch The Sound of Music last night? Did Carrie Underwood do justice? Sound off in the comments below.



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  • Pritish Mahajan
    Pritish Mahajan

    The Carry Underwood version was not upto the mark. Anne Hathaway obviously would've been a better justice!!!

  • Jessica Robertson
    Jessica Robertson

    I am a HUGE fan of the original Sound of Music and thought that the remake was horrible. None of the actors did justice to the characters and overall I thought that the acting was bad and over dramatized (even though that can be expected in a play). Maybe I'm bias but I couldn't even watch it for more than 10 minutes at a time....just like you don't make a great book a movie, you don't try to re-make a classic like the Sound of Music. I love Ann Hathaway, perhaps she would have been a better fit.

  • Martha Conner
    Martha Conner

    I didnt even KNOW about it.

  • Crystal Mikulka
    Crystal Mikulka

    I didn't watch it nor did I watch the Julie Andrews version. However

  • Pritish Mahajan
    Pritish Mahajan

    I would've loved to see Anne Hathaway there :(