A storybook theme where the little girl gets to be the hero? Well played, Carrie Underwood.
That’s the approach Underwood took with her new video for her “Little Toy Guns,” and according to People magazine, she knew right away who she’d want to play that little girl hero: Marta von Trapp.
Or Grace Rundhaug, 8, who played the tiny von Trapp in the The Sound of Music live television event that starred Underwood.
“Whenever I thought of the types of things I wanted to see in this video, I just saw her face. She’d be the perfect little girl in the song and in the video,” Underwood said of Rundhaug, who will be playing young Caroline in the upcoming thriller Manhattan Nocturne.
Underwood admits she started thinking of videos the minute she started writing the song with Chris DeStefano and Hillary Lindsey. So she had some ideas about what she wanted to do, but she always knew what she didn’t want to do.
“I didn’t want to follow the storyline exactly, and I didn’t want it to be too serious. I just really wanted it to be relatable,” she said.
“The whole concept of the song is this little girl hears her parents fighting and it really affects her,” Underwood says in a behind-the-scenes video. “There’s so many people who can relate to a story like that. Talking about words and how much they can hurt and you just wish they were more like little playthings, things that didn’t actually do any damage.”