Her silver screen debut
In 2011, Carrie made her silver screen debut in Soul Surfer, a biographical film about surfer Bethany Hamilton and her journey as a surfer after losing an arm following a traumatic shark attack. Carrie played the role of Tiffany, a minor character in the overall story line. The film did well, grossing over $10 million in the box office, but it was met with lukewarm reviews.
Her debut in acting in movies wasn’t the experience she expected, and she knew she could do more. Even though her acting wasn’t that big of an issue in Soul Surfer’s cold reviews, Carrie was determined to make a name for herself in acting.