OFFSTAGE: Carrie Underwood Asks for Stephen King’s Blessing

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Carrie Underwood ‘s “Two Black Cadillacs” video was just released, and already she’s thinking of how to make it into a movie. With Stephen King’s blessing, of course. His 1980s best-selling book Christine was what inspired her idea to have the car actually do the killing, just like the possessed 1958 Plymouth Fury does in King’s book. In the behind-the-scenes clip from the making of her new video, Underwood talks about how she became such a fan of the horror genre. “I really don’t know why I’ve always loved horror movies, but I know why I’ve always loved Stephen King. My mom was such a huge fan. I guarantee you she’s read everything he’s ever written. I would borrow her books and read her books,” she says. “This is great reading for, like, you know, a grade-schooler, right?” As for her movie idea, Underwood didn’t give specific details other than saying, “I did reach out to ask if [King] might give his blessing.”

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