After anthem, Underwood kicks off film career

Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 7:09pm
Staff Reports

After she's done singing the national anthem at Sunday's Super Bowl, country superstar Carrie Underwood is going to try her hand at acting — and she's getting a trip to Hawaii to boot. In fact, she may be jetting off to Oahu before the game is over.

Underwood has agreed to do a supporting role in Soul Surfer based on the true story of teen surfing sensation Bethany Hamilton, whose left arm was bitten off by a tiger shark in October 2003, but she was competing again in 2004.

In the movie, Underwood is set to play Sarah Hill, a friend of Hamilton's and a youth counselor who helped the young surfer deal with the injury.

“Sarah has been my best friend since I was very young,” the real-life Hamilton, now 19, told People magazine. “After my shark attack, she always knew what to say to push me on.”

The film also stars Helen Hunt and Dennis Quaid and is set for a late summer release.