Since the live spectacular that was The Sound of Music Live aired on Thursday (December 5) evening, every man and his dog have had their opinion on the adaptation. However, Carrie Underwood has seemingly shrugged the criticism off.
The critisicm started with Kym Karath stating she was disappointed in the live adaptation of the original 1965 movie, and since then just about everyone has given their opinion on the three-hour spectacular.
Underwood took on the role of Maria as NBC aired the three-hour special to viewers around the US. The latest ratings collection shows that the show managed to entertain some 18.5 million viewers on Thursday evening.
Speaking about the response to the show, Underwood tweeted on Friday (December 6): “Plain and simple: Mean people need Jesus… They will be in my prayers tonight… 1 Peter 2:1-25”.
Following the show on Thursday evening, she also took to her social networking account to write: “Glory to God tonight…I couldn’t be more proud. What a tough thing to pull off and we did it! I am so blessed!!!”.
Even though almost 19 million viewers tuned in on Thursday, Kym Karath who played the role of Gertl in the original, slammed Carrie Underwood over her role.
Kym kicked off her tirade of tweets by writing: “Mystified & disappointed so far by SOM special. So far only happy with Stephen Moyer.
“Must admit some scenes are actually painful to watch”.
Her third tweet took a shot at Carrie Underwood, as she wrote: “Love Carrie Underwood but this role is just not right for her. She is lovely her voice isbeautifulbut acting is wrong”.
Despite what Kym had to say, some celebrities did love the adaptation, including Cameron Diaz.
Diaz tweeted: “Habits off to the entire cast/crew of @SoundofMusic Nice work to you all! #pulleditoff #hardtodo #talentedpeeps #SoundofMusic (SIC)”.
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