Carrie Underwood choice: Music or Film or Both?

American Idol (4th Season  ) Carrie Underwood is now a film star.

Carrie in Soul Surfer
Carrie Underwood, the American Idol winner and county music singer,  makes acting debut in 'Soul Surfer'. 'Soul Surfer' is a drama based on real incident in the life of Bethany Hamilton who lost her arm when surfing  in a shark attack at the age of 13. Underwood is playing a role of Sarah Hill a young pastor who helped Hamilton to recover from the wound. The film has been released on April 8, 2011. In this film publicity image released by TriStar Pictures, Carrie Underwood is shown in a scene from 'Soul Surfer.' Carrie Underwood says she's happy with her first acting performance on the big screen.The country music star plays this  small but pivotal role in the film "Soul Surfer," the inspirational tale for the surfer like Hamilton. "I'm happy with myself for the role and for the movie," Underwood said Monday night in Las Vegas where she had just wrapped up taping "ACM Presents Girls' Night Out: Superstar Women of Country." "Am I going to win an Oscar? No. It was so much fun and the important thing is getting the story out there."  On music videos being her only preparation for being in front of a camera:"But this was a totally different thing. ... I know how to sing, but (acting is) so out of my element. But everyone on the set has been so nice and so helpful and so patient with me, and teaching me, and as we go along I feel really confident that they wouldn't let me do anything that I'd look bad doing. So I'm really excited to see how it's going to turn out." As a 14-foot tiger shark ripped Hamilton's hand off while she was surfing with friends in Hawaii, the shooting was done  in the same site. Moreover, "Soul Surfer" is the tale of her recovery and triumphant return to the sport she is fond of.
Underwood says she was transfixed by the story and the message, which made it rise above other scripts and projects she's been pitched and so far turned down. The former "American Idol" champion was noncommittal when asked if the movie is the beginning of an acting career, though. "You never know. I'm not saying anything either way," Underwood said. "I'm very busy with music and that's what I love, that's what I know. But you know this was special. It didn't fit into my schedule at all, but we made time for it. It was so special. So if something else really special came along, I'm not going to say never."
She is in tight schedule but yet she was quick and got the job done. With her the real Sarah Hill was there and inspired and guided her. On Bethany Hamilton's story Underwood says"I think it's impossible to not be impacted when you're a part of this movie, or hopefully seeing the movie. ... I can't wait for people to go to the theater, go with a youth group or go with friends and learn a lot about people that we could all be more like." "I always said that if something came along, and if it were for the right reasons, and we could squeeze it into an already busy schedule ... it just felt right that I'd be in it. ... It just sounded like a wonderful idea, and the family, they are amazing people." says she about her debut.
Underwood in A. Idol Finale

About Carrie Underwood

Carrie Marie Fisher (born March 10, 1983) is an American country singer-songwriter and actress who rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol, in 2005. Underwood has since become a multi-platinum selling recording artist, a multiple Grammy Award winner, a member of the Grand Ole Opry, a Golden Globe Award nominee, a three-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Female Vocalist winner, a GMA Dove award winner, and he reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year. She is the first-ever female artist to win back-to-back Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards for Entertainer of the Year (2009/10). Since her win as American Idol she becomes a multi-platinum selling recording artist. Her debut album, "Some Hearts," was certified quadruple platinum, and is the fastest selling female country album since the introduction of the Nielsen SoundScan in 1991.

Underwood's short biography.

Birth name                      Carrie Marie Underwood
Born                                March 10, 1983 (age 28)
                                       Muskogee, Oklahoma
Family                             Stephen Underwood (Father) 
                                       Carol Underwood (Mother)
Husband                          Mike Fisher ( A Canadian Hockey Player)
Education                        Checotah High School (Graduation)
                                       Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
                                       ( Mass communication and Journalism)
Origin                              Checotah, Oklahoma, U.S.
Genres                             Country, pop, country pop
Occupations                     Singer-songwriter, actress
Instruments                      Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active                    2005–present
Labels                             19 / Arista Nashville (2005–current)
                                        Arista (2005–2009)

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