Checotah native Carrie Underwood has been making the national media rounds in advance of Thursday’s highly anticipated broadcast of “The Sound of Music Live!” The three-hour adaptation of the stage musical airs from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday on NBC.
Ladies’ Home Journal caught up with the 2005 “American Idol” winner in this month’s issue. Check out what Underwood had to say about her musical debut, her healthy living strategies and her marriage to professional hockey player Mike Fisher:
On playing Maria in “The Sound of Music”:
Growing up in Oklahoma I didn’t get to go to the theater often, so I’m excited to be a party of something that could get people everywhere to love musicals.
On staying in shape:
My husband and I exercise at the same time, but his workouts are a lot different than mine. I don’t want to look like a hockey player and he doesn’t want to look like a country singer.
On eating vegan:
I call myself a practical vegan. I like taking things that are naughty – like pizza and making them healthy.
On keeping her marriage fresh:
Communication, trust, and Skype are key.
What makes me feel at home:
My dogs – they’re like my kids.
You might be surprised that:
I’m really shy! I can perform in front of a big arena, but put me in a smaller setting like a baby shower or a birthday party and that’s when I get nervous.