Carrie Underwood on 'Soul Surfer' Acting

In Celebs by Meieli Sawyer Detoni , on Sunday, April 10, 2011, 6:55 AM (PDT)
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Made for the big screen?


The dreaded singer-actor.

Cross-industry careers are tricky, and Carrie Underwood knows it. The newlywed singer was in her first feature film, Soul Surfer, and she described the process in a recent MTV interview. At least she admits that she wasn't uber-confident.

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One thing I hate about movies with singers is that there's sometimes a surprise singing scene, or sometimes the opposite: an actor gets a singing scene when they're trying to launch their album. Yuck. At least Carrie was working on a project that she believed in, and that she thought would benefit people.

Soul Surfer is based on the real-life story of Bethany Hamilton, a pro surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack and went on to win awards competing against some of the best surfers in the world. I watched the trailer and the sappy testimonials, and I'm not going to lie--Carrie Underwood is the worst bit, and she's a crappy actress.

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I realize that that's harsh of me to say, but Carrie admitted that she was lost while filming. It's not a secret, and while acting's not going to take over her life, at least she values Bethany Hamilton's story.

"They were very patient with me and very understanding that this was my first movie. ... Onstage I know what to do, but in front of the lights and being on the movie set, I was pretty lost most of the time," Carrie told the press. "But they were great."

Is Soul Surfer a movie you'd watch? I'm a sucker for inspirational films, and I'll catch it later. It's not as if Underwood's the main character, so I can deal.

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