09:09 AM EDT 12/11/2013
Originally posted 12/04/2013 04:00PM
Whether viewers like it or not, Carrie Underwood is playing Maria von Trapp in the live TV version of The Sound of Music – and there are new rehearsal photos to prove it.
Underwood, 30, is pictured in a scene opposite Laura Benanti, who plays Elsa Schrader.
Taking on the role that originated with Julie Andrews hasn't sat well with some fans of the 1965 film.
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