Carrie Underwood Reveals Reason for Big-Screen Debut

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"American Idol" winner turned Country Music superstar Carrie Underwood has dominated the music scene, but what's been keeping this accomplished artist from the silver screen? She says she just hadn't found the right project - that is, until now.
The lucky script to get Carrie's attention is none other than 'Soul Surfer', a screenplay based on the inspirational story of Bethany Hamilton, a teenager who lost her arm at thirteen to a 14-foot tiger shark in 2003. Despite her significant challenges, Bethany was determined to return to surfing, and in less than one month, she returned to her board.
Carrie had nothing but praise for the project, saying "the whole story was such an inspirational story. It's something that I would want my kids to watch and to know I did, you know, 'Once upon a time whenever I have kids.'
Mrs. Underwood is in excellent company with accomplished actors such as Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, and AnnaSophia Robb.
Catch 'Soul Surfer' when it hits theaters Friday, April 8, 2011.