Carrie Underwood: 'I get hate tweets' for 'Sound of Music' role

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Some people are really against Carrie Underwood starring in the upcoming "Sound of Music" live special ... despite the fact that it hasn't even aired yet.

The "American Idol" winner confessed that she's been getting some hurtful feedback about her casting from people who haven't even given her a chance. "I get hate tweets and stuff like, 'You're not Julie Andrews!'" Underwood told Entertainment Weekly. "I know I'm not Julie. Nobody is and I would never pretend that I was ... I know my place."

But one supporter Underwood does have? The original Maria herself. 

"Fifty years later, it's time somebody had another crack at it," Andrews tells Zap2it. "I had the best time of my life doing it, and it did wonderful things for me. I think it's great that it's being done again, but doing it live must be so daunting for Carrie. I know they're not doing the movie, though. They're doing the Broadway show -- that's what they have the rights to -- and I don't know whether it will resonate similarly. In the movie, we cut some things from the stage version and added some songs."

Underwood stars with Stephen Moyer, Laura Benanti, Audra McDonald, and Christian Borle in "The Sound of Music, Live!" airing Thursday, Dec. 5 on NBC.

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