Carrie Underwood Stars In 'Soul Surfer'
Carrie Underwood is adding 'actress' to her resume with the opening next month of her big screen debut in Soul Surfer.
The film, which features an all-star cast including Academy Award winner Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid and AnnaSophia Robb, is the true story of Bethany Hamilton, a surfer who lost her arm at the age of 13 in a shark attack.
The story displays Bethany's determination to overcome her disability through the support of her family, friends and faith.
Carrie stars as Sarah Hill, a church youth leader who encourages Bethany to get back to surfing. The evolving and supporting friendship drives the young surfer finish in first place at the NSSA National championship, a goal Bethany pursued even before the devastating shark attack.
"Being a part of this was like wow, this is a perfect platform for me to do a lot," Carrie says regarding her decision to take on the role. "If a few of my fans come to see the movie because I'm in it and see how great it's gonna be - and learn about Bethany and how they can apply these things to their lives - it's totally worth it."
Soul Surfer hits theaters nationwide April 8. Be sure to watch the just-released movie trailer!!