The Von Trapp Family: Disappointed Anne Hathaway Was Not Cast As Maria
Heading out on the town to conquer their to-do list, Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman were spotted out and about in Los Angeles, CA on Friday (December 6).
The casual outing comes just one day after the live debut of "The Sound on Music," hit television airwaves. Following the release, the real-life Von Trapp family released a statement detailing their disappointment that Anne was never cast to play Maria.
"It’s just upsetting that this could potentially be the final broadcast of our story," said Myles von Trapp Derbyshire, great grandson of Maria von Trapp. "And although her [Carrie Underwood] 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."
"Carrie Underwood as Maria? Seriously?" Maria's granddaughter, Francoise von Trapp, wrote in a blog. "I mean, I have nothing against her personally – she's an extremely talented country singer, but I'm pretty sure my father is repeatedly rolling over in his grave. Since the movie version of SOM won an Academy Award the year I was born, it's always been easy to identify with Julie Andrews' portrayal of my grandmother. It's a little harder to envision Carrie that way."
She continued, writing, "And while the girl can sing (although her voice lacks the Soprano purity of Julie Andrews) can she act? I'd like to know who else was in the running. Personally, I'd have put my money on Ann Hathaway, who in her upcoming role as Fantine in Les Miserable, proves that she can act and sing."
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