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.