Despite NBC scoring high ratings for their Sound of Music event last night, not everyone was thrilled with Carrie Underwood’s live portrayal. Many have criticized her acting and how her voice just didn’t compare to the film version’s lead, Julie Andrews, that so many are familiar with and love.
Although Twitter responses in Hollywood have been somewhat diplomatic, there are a few people who are not holding back their opinion on the event, specifically Underwood’s role in the whole thing. The original Gretl Von Trapp from The Sound of Music film wasn’t left with a great impression from last night’s live event.
According to TMZ, Kym Karath, who played the littlest Von Trapp kids, was left “mystified and disappointed” after she watched Carrie Underwood’s live event. To make it worse Karath had a mini reunion with her Sound of Music co-stars to view the live special. Karath got together with Charmian Carr (Liesl Von Trapp) and Angela Cartwright (Brigitta Von Trapp) so they could all watch together, but everything came to a halt when the event started.
Kym Karath took to her Twitter to tweet about the live Sound of Music event:
“Mystified & disappointed so far by SOM special. So far only happy with Stephen Moyer.”
Karath was probably hoping to relive her youth while watching The Sound of Music special, but instead she wound up very disappointed, as it seems like the production was a far cry from anything she ever experienced.
Karath tweeted again to speak more about Underwood’s performance:
“Love Carrie Underwood but this role is just not right for her. She is lovely her voice is beautiful but acting is wrong.”
In addition to Von Trapp cast members, a member from the real Von Trapp family, the great grandson of Maria, Myles Von Trapp, didn’t seem to be impressed either. In a statement Myles said, “Although her voice is amazing, she doesn’t have acting experience. It’s just the overall image, she’s a country star, she won American Idol, she’s very public in kind of a tabloid way.”
Do you agree with Kym Karath and Myles Von Trapp?