Uh oh! Maybe they SHOULD have given them what they wanted!
Last night's broadcast of the Sound of Music LIVE was met with mixed reviews, Carrie Underwood's vocals were AH-MAZE but her acting was…not. (Just take a look at the live tweets from last night!)
However, it's coming to light that the original von Trapp family was NOT on board with Carrie's casting as Maria! In fact they wanted someone COMPLETELY different to play the role!
According to Myles von Trapp Derbyshire, who is the great grandson of the OG Maria von Trapp, the family wanted none other than Miz Anne Hathaway to play the role!
The 28 year-old New-Yorker said:
"[Our family has] had the conversations of who could play this role better and it was Anne Hathaway, for example. Here's someone who just won an Oscar for a similar situation [for Les Miserables]. She was able to act and sing."
WHOA! That's definitely a totally different casting choice than Carrie!
Anne ALSO gets points because she actually knows Julie Andrews and could totes call her up for advice!
Myles also went on to discuss the family's apprehension about the casting choice when they originally heard!
"It's just upsetting that this could potentially be the final broadcast of our story. 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. Now we have this very glossy, tabloid figure playing this role."
Francoise von Trapp, who is Myles' aunt, took to her blog when she first heard and said "Carrie Underwood as Maria? Seriously?"
While we think, Carrie did only okay, we're interested to see who U think would have played the role better!
Which Actress Do U Think Would Have Been A Better Casting Choice For Maria von Trapp?
- Sutton Foster (7%)
- Anna Kendrick (12%)
- Kristen Chenoworth (15%)
- Idina Menzel (14%)
- Anne Hathaway (52%)
Total Votes: 3,019
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