Carrie Underwood has come under fire on social media for her upcoming turn as 'Maria' in THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE on NBC.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly for the magazine's "Entertainers of the Year" issue, Underwood said: "I get hate Tweets and stuff like, 'You're not Julie Andrews!' I know I'm not Julie. Nobody is and I would never pretend that I was ... I know my place."
But BroadwayWorld reported earlier this month that Andrews herself supports Underwood in the role.
"Fifty years later, it's time somebody had another crack at it. I had the best time of my life doing it, and it did wonderful things for me. I think it's great that it's being done again, but doing it live must be so daunting for Carrie," Andrews said. "It's a lovely piece, and I do hope it works for Carrie, because she's lovely and I'm a fan. I wish her well."
Did you all watch the Behind the Scenes special?? The Sound of Music Live! airs Thursday, December 5 at 8pm on NBC!!!