It appears Carrie Underwood really is serious about branching out into acting. The American Idol first made news this year with her upcoming cameo on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother (you can see a pic of her with HIMYM regular Neil Patrick Harris here; the episode will air next month). Now it's just been announced she will appear in a full-length movie.
Carrie's film debut, Soul Surfer, chronicles the story of Bethany Hamilton, the Kauai-based champion surfer who lost her left arm at age 13 to a shark attack. Underwood will play the part of Hamilton's friend and church youth leader, Sarah Hill. Other stars set to appear in the film are Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid, Kevin Sorbo, and Lorraine Nicholson (daughter of the legendary Jack Nicholson).
Filming begins this month, so Carrie's set to fly to Hawaii right after she delivers the National Anthem at this Sunday's Super Bowl XLIV.
This role sounds like it will be a good fit for Carrie, who is certainly no stranger to conveying tales of faith through her music. In fact, you can get a glimpse at her acting chops in this very arena, via her new video for "Temporary Home."
You all are familiar with the touching lyrics, which hit a climax at the end when the "old man in the hospital bed" begs his family not to cry, because "I'll see you all someday." In the video, Carrie actually plays this scenario out for you to watch--and probably shed a tear or two over (unless, of course, you have a heart made of stone).
Click here to check the video out for yourselves, and let me know what you think. She's not too bad at this thespian gig so far, is she?
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