Carrie Underwood says she is unlikely to win an Oscar for her first acting performance, but claims the experience was "fun" nevertheless, reports the Press Association. 28-year-old Carrie Underwood makes her screen debut in the drama movie 'Soul Surfer', based on the true story of the shark attack survivor Bethany Hamilton.
Underwood has a small but pivotal role in the movie and describes the experience as invaluable, noting, "I'm happy with myself for the role and for the movie. Am I going to win an Oscar? No. It was so much fun and the important thing is getting the story out there". Underwood plays the youth pastor 'Sarah Hill', who was a key figure in Hamilton's recovery from the horrific attack she suffered in Hawaii. The 13-year-old lost her left arm when a 14-foot tiger shark attacked as Hamilton was surfing with friends. Underwood says she was "transfixed" with the story but was non-committal when asked if the film is the beginning of her movie career, saying, "You never know. I'm not saying anything either way. I'm very busy with music and that's what I love, that's what I know".
Carrie Underwood's new movie 'Soul Surfer' hits cinemas in the U.S. and Canada today (8th April 2011).