FIRST LOOK: Carrie Underwood Makes Her Movie Debut in 'Soul Surfer'

There's no question that Carrie Underwood can sing, but does the 27-year-old multiplatinum recording artist have what it takes to be an actress?

Carrie's Care Bears -- and the rest of the world -- will find out the answer to that question when Soul Surfer, in which the Season 4 American Idol champ makes her movie debut, hits theaters on April 8. The photo above is our first look at Underwood in the film, and a brand-new Soul Surfer trailer -- available for your viewing pleasure on -- offers the first glimpse at the "Jesus Take the Wheel" singer's big-screen prowess.

The based-on-real life Soul Surfer follows sassy wave-riding teen Bethany Hamilton (Bridge to Terebithia's AnnaSophia Robb), who inspired millions across the globe with her quest to become a surfing champion after losing her left arm in a shark attack. Underwood plays Sarah Hill, a church group leader -- and Hamilton's best friend -- who helps the young surfer overcome her demons and tackle the waves once again.

Judging by the trailer, the role certainly suits the singer  and she doesn't overact. Plus, it's a change of pace to see the American Idol star carrying a surfboard, though somehow we doubt that the Nashville native will be hanging 10 in the film.

Who knows -- if Underwood and her husband, NHL star Mike Fisher, stick to their word and hold off on starting a family, she might pull a Justin Timberlake and focus some of her energy on acting.

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