Carrie Underwood’s ‘Soul Surfer’ Heads to Church
Carrie Underwood dazzled millions on the small screen as she competed on 'American Idol,' and eventually was named the season's winner in 2005, so there's no telling how big of an impact she'll make on the silver screen. The newlywed will make her film debut in the upcoming flick, 'Soul Surfer,' but while most star-studded movies premiere in packed theaters, Carrie's will take place in sanctuaries.
The movie, based on the true story of 13-year old Bethany Hamilton who lost her arm in a surfing accident, is a tale of fierce faith and determination. Because of the positive message geared to audiences of all ages, free previews of the movie are being offered to select church audiences, in hopes that their rave reviews and praise for the flick will help fill movie seats when 'Soul Surfer' is officially released on April 15.
Carrie, who brushed up on her acting chops by guest-starring on 'How I Met Your Mother,' is pleased with her performance in the movie, but has no plans of trading her microphone for a script anytime soon. "There are people that are absolutely amazing actors and actresses, and I am not one of those, though who's to say one day; you never know, maybe I will be," she tells ABC. "But I'm definitely new at this and just doing what's fun right now, and I love my music; that's my first love."
'Soul Surfer' is Carrie's first film role, but her voice and songwriting prowess can be heard in theaters now. The Golden Globe nominee wrote and sang 'There's a Place for Us,' which can be heard during the closing credits of the blockbuster hit, 'Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.'
Carrie wraps up her Play On tour tomorrow night (December 22) in Auburn Hills, Mich. After the holidays, the newlywed plans on focusing on a follow up to her platinum-selling album, 'Play On.' 'Soul Surfer,' co-starring AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt, will open in theaters on April 15.