Not sure if you watched The Sound of Music last night,but it was met with mixed reviews, especially in terms of Carrie Underwood’s performance. Turns out, though, that the original von Trapp family was NOT on board with Carrie’s casting as Maria!
In fact ,they wanted someone TOTALLY different for the job. Find out who after the jump!
According to Myles von Trapp Derbyshire, the great grandson of the OG Maria von Trapp, the family wanted ANNE HATHAWAY to have the role!
The 28 year-old New-Yorker said:
“[Our family has] had the conversations of who could play this role better and it was Anne Hathaway, for example. Here’s someone who just won an Oscar for a similar situation [for Les Miserables]. She was able to act and sing.”
Shocking, right? They definitely went in a different direction. Myles also went on to discuss the family’s apprehension about the casting choice when they originally heard!
“It’s just upsetting that this could potentially be the final broadcast of our story. 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. Now we have this very glossy, tabloid figure playing this role.”
What are your thoughts on this new discovery in the Sound of Music brou-ha-ha?!