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Original 'Sound of Music' Actress

Live Special Was 'Painful to Watch'

12/6/2013 7:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Gretl Von Trapp from the original "The Sound of Music" movie was left "mystified and disappointed" after last night's live remake on NBC ... and says Carrie Underwood TOTALLY BOMBED!!

Gretl a.k.a. Kym Karath met up with former co-star Charmian Carr (Liesl Von Trapp) to watch the special last night ... but their excitement deflated once "Sound" started.

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During the special Kym tweeted, "Mystified & disappointed so far by SOM special. So far only happy with Stephen Moyer" ... then followed up by saying, "Must admit some scenes are actually painful to watch."

That's when Karath kicked things up a notch by roasting Underwood's performance adding, "Love Carrie Underwood but this role is just not right for her. She is lovely her voice is beautiful but acting is wrong."

For what it's worth ... the special brought in HUGE ratings for NBC with 18.5 million viewers.

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46.

WASPnPROUD    

The original was amazing and hard to beat, but I think Carrie did a damn good job! She is a singer not an actor so cut her some slack! She will get better in time!

133 days ago
47.

Marina326    

Shot live, no retakes, no re-dos. All actors had to be on top of their game. This show pulled in amazing numbers of viewers. I agree - hard to beat the original b/c it's a classic. It's incredibly low class for this woman to judge this version so harshly. Bitter much?

133 days ago
48.

Blaize17    

I am not even a Carrie Underwear fan and I thought the SOM was AWESOME last night. It was a live performance, for someone that has no acting training and been in what, one movie? She pulled it off, nicely.

133 days ago
49.

Sarah     

It is what it is. I watched it but would I again probably not. Ratings were high because people wanted to see if it was anything like what they remembered.Their opinions will be what really counts. The rating numbers mean nothing.
It wasn't terrible but Not what i was expecting.

133 days ago
50.

Bossy Potato    

Carrie underwood can't act. She's a singer not an actress. Silly. She's a big name and brought in ratings, but her acting was embarrassing. So crappy.

133 days ago
51.

Jo    

Well she would say that wouldn't she.

133 days ago
52.

Wrongfully accused    

Her opinion does not even matter. The movie was a remake of the original play of 1959. Now I am interested to hear opinions in comparison of the 1959 play! Does anyone know?

133 days ago
53.

Hank    

right - what have those little bitches done since that movie? Nothing. And what if they had to perform it LIVE???

133 days ago
54.

nof    

20 million's an UnGodly number of viewers to bring in.

Tells Madison Avenue that Carrie's...

"... $-in-the-bank."

133 days ago
55.

Bill    

Those 2 actresses from the movie went on to do so much important work we certainly must pay attention to their opinion. Of course if they have done nothing else who cares what they think!!!!!!
they I thought the TV special was good, people need to remember it was the stage play NOT the movie.

133 days ago
56.

Sabrina    

It actually doesn't say Kym was comparing the Carrie Underwood version with the movie; she just said she didn't like it. I'm sure the actors in the original movie had to become familiar with the stage version before doing the movie, so Kym and Charmian's opinions most likely concern features not specific to the Julie Andrews version.

133 days ago
57.

nof    

When the two former actresses tuned-in, turned this on?

They were DETERMINED not to like it.

Made their MINDS up in the weeks before the show.

Instead they should be grateful.

Carrie made them relevant again -

At least for a week or two.

Hurts to be replaced - I know this from having been an athlete -

You want it to always be you...

- and the teams you played on/for -

If you're lucky you grow up and out of that.

You're glad you were there at all.

These two will regret this sour-grapes approach.

To a new starlet/voice.

133 days ago
58.

Oogie    

Kym Karath was a better actor at 5 years old than Carrie Underwood is today. A painful train wreck

133 days ago
59.

August    

The American Public is not ready for this type of entertainment; if the singer is not flashing her boobs, ass, and tvvat, riolling all over the floor in hooker & stripper clothing, or peddling their "STOLEN" sex tape...they just aren't interested...

133 days ago
60.

LeykisFan    

8 o'clock its Lee Majors in "The night the reindeer died"

133 days ago
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