Country music recording artist Carrie Underwood is speaking out about her Christian faith after playing a youth minister in the new movie "Soul Surfer."
The 28-year-old American Idol winner explained that she grew up in the church, so her first acting role wasn't too much of a stretch.
"I grew up going to church camp and reading my Bible and having different faith books and movies in my life," Underwood said.
Underwood added that she is glad to be a part of telling the story of Bethany Hamilton, the young woman who lost her arm in a shark attack.
"I hope that it is very clear that the faith in this movie is more than an undertone, and that the reason Bethany got through everything was because of her faith in God," Underwood told Fox News.
"It's easy to have faith when things are going great and you're on top of the world. I'm winning, I'm selling, I'm on tour and this is all great!" she added. "But this story is about having faith when the chips are down and how to deal with that."
"Soul Surfer" did well at the box office, bringing in $11 million its opening weekend.