Carrie Underwood to make film debut as church youth leader in 'Soul Surfer'

Carrie-Underwood-surfCarrie Underwood will make her silver screen debut in April as a church youth leader in Soul Surfer. (See this official shot of the singer to the right for a sneak peek at the movie.) The film stars AnnaSophia Robb as real-life surf star Bethany Hamilton, who lost her left arm in a shark attack in 2003, but returned to competitive surfing months later.

Underwood made her TV debut last season on How I Met Your Mother (as a sales rep and object of Ted’s affection), and she was totally passable. Inspirational youth leader is, like, one notch different than effervescent country star, so I actually have pretty high hopes for her here.

What do you think, PopWatchers? Is Soul Surfer a wise move for the former Idol contestant?

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  • flicketyflack

    Sure, probably won’t hurt and maybe it could be a vehicle for another new song from Carrie. It’s probably a small supporting role and not too much of a stretch like you’re saying. She probably just liked the story and wanted to be part of it. I doubt it’s some stepping stone into a big movie career. I’d rather her keep singing anyway.

  • Bee

    she was great on HIMYM. funny, adorable, and charming in whatever parts she had as tiffany.

    i can’t wait to see how she does in a more dramatic role, even if its a small-ish role. if you saw the amazing video for her song temporary home, she’s gotten some practice in and she was shockingly good; mainly in the scenes with the man playing her grandfather.

    so can’t wait. besides, carrie can do no wrong ;)

    also REALLY hope we get a song or two from her on this soundtrack. that’d be awesome.

  • Ella

    Carrie can’t go wrong with anything; undoubtedly, she will be featured on the soundtrack which will be even better! However much I would love to see her on the big screen, I am more than happy to see her stick primarily to what she excels at: singing her heart out!

  • Diann

    I thought Carrie was great on HIMYM. Quirky and adorable. In this role I think she is a natural fit – probably a small supportive part but a positive one. I do wonder if there will be a new song released by her for the soundtrack. I would love that.

  • Dan

    I’m very excited to see this movie. Carrie should be great, and I really like the other actors that were listed in this film too. Carrie more than likely will have a song or two on the soundtrack. It won’t be long though to hear new music from her because she is lending her voice to an original song that will be featured in the new movie, Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

  • Bryan Garten

    That is great. I’m sure she will do well. I saw her on HIMYM. She had a good stage prescense and was adorable on camera. She has an unmistakeable charm that carrys over to film as well. I am looking forward to seeing the movie.I know she loves music so I don’t see her giving that up anytime soon. However, I am happy for her to have this opportunity and I support her in any endeavor she partakes in. Love You Carrie :)

  • Judy

    I can’t wait to see Carrie on the big screen. She is so gorgeous, down to earth and beautiful inside and out. I love everything about this girl, and think she has by far the most gorgeous voice I have ever heard. She will give you goosebumps. Especially in her Play On tour, when she sing Jesus Take The Wheel, and segways into How Great Thou Art. She had the whole audience on their feet crying and clapping for a long time. She is the real deal and here to stay for a long time.

  • Carrieufansite

    Yay!! Can’t wait for this! Carrie will be awesome no doubt!! :)


  • Alleycat

    I am really excited about this movie and especially Carrie’s debut into acting! EW is right that Carrie was really good in How I Met Your Mother. This movie seems like a perfect fit for Carrie for her first film. I bet she will do really well! She is certainly pretty enough to play a surfer or the surfer’s friend. By the way, I read the book Soul Surfer and the person Carrie is portraying, Sarah, is also a surfer too and surfs with Bethany, so I hope Carrie does some actual surfing in the movie too. lol

  • Anonymus

    Carrie can totally act than Taylor Swift! ♥

  • jessica

    carrie underwood its the best <3 but i really have a question i been looking a movie that all i remember its carrie's soundtrack for the movie which was ill stand by you i would love to know the title of that movie i watch years ago when i was small i would like to know in what movies her song ill stand by you came out ??? anyone ?? i would really appreciate it i been looking forward that movie my whole life :(

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