Carrie Underwood Gets Julie Andrews' Blessing For 'The Sound Of Music'

11/18/2013
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(Radio.com) Carrie Underwood can breathe a sigh of relief: She's just been given the A-OK from Julie Andrews regarding her role as Maria von Trapp in the upcoming live television production of The Sound of Music.

"Fifty years later, it's time somebody had another crack at it," Andrews told Zap2it. Andrews was not the first to perform the role–that belongs to Mary Martin, who performed it on Broadway in 1959–but Andrews' rendition in the Academy Award-winning 1965 film The Sound of Music is certainly the most famous.

"I had the best time of my life doing it, and it did wonderful things for me," Andrews continued. "I think it's great that it's being done again, but doing it live must be so daunting for Carrie."

"I know they're not doing the movie, though," said Andrews, regarding the upcoming TV version, which is set to air in December. "They're doing the Broadway show — that's what they have the rights to — and I don't know whether it will resonate similarly. In the movie, we cut some things from the stage version and added some songs."

Andrews, though, was quick to call it "a lovely piece" and to emphasize she wishes Underwood well in the production. more on this story

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