Carrie Underwood is having quite a busy 2011 so far. In addition to the recent news that her husband, Canadian hockey star Mike Fisher, was traded to Nashville's Predators (which means the couple will be moving their main residence to Music City), word is slowly getting around about her silver-screen debut in the new film Soul Surfer, set to hit theaters April 8.
Soul Surfer chronicles the life of Hawaiian surf champion Bethany Hamilton, who lost her left arm in 2003 as a result of a shark attack in her home waters of Kauai. The official trailer for the movie is finally out, and it contains a little taste of Underwood's acting skills in her role as youth-group leader Sarah Hill--an invaluable source of support to Hamilton as she struggles with her loss.
Now. If that wasn't enough Carrie to sate your appetite, here's something new that showcases her part in the film much more clearly. The official Soul Surfer Wave ministry site (which serves as a resource for churches and faith-based groups) has been sharing pre-release photos and clips from the movie--including this preview in which Underwood-as-Hill puts on her ministry cap and encourages a group of teens to look at life's situations with a different perspective.
So, what do you think? Does Carrie have a bright future as an actress--or, for that matter, an inspirational speaker? Methinks she's not too bad at the former; and wouldn't be too bad at the latter, either!
As always, be sure to:
- Bethany Hamilton
- Soul Surfer