AnnaSophia Robb is stepping into Carrie Bradshaw’s shoes, but probably not her beloved Manolos.
Rewind a few years, before Carrie Bradshaw knew much about fashion, men, and fashionable Manhattan nightlife, was too young for cosmos, and hadn’t quite formed a posse with Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte, and you have the Carrie Bradshaw that AnnaSophia Robb will portray.
AnnaSophie Robb has been cast in the new CW series “The Carrie Diaries”. The coveted role has symbolized the Hollywood dream for young actresses ever since rumors of the series began to circulate.
Candace Bushnell’s book The Carrie Diaries is the prequel to her hit novel Sex and the City, which became a pop phenomenon as a television series on HBO. Sarah Jessica Parker became the face of Carrie Bradshaw in the series. Bradshaw is a sex columnist living in New York and looking for love, while dating every man she could get her hands on.
After a six-season run, the cast of “Sex and the City” reunited for two films. Now, AnnaSophia Robb will have her turn as the fashion-loving, love-seeking Carrie Bradshaw.
AnnaSophia Robb, 18, is set to play a 1980s high school version of Carrie. The actress previously starred in the movie “Soul Surfer” and played Violet Beauregard in 2005’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”.
If “The Carrie Diaries” is anything like Bushnell’s book of the same name, don’t expect AnnaSophia Robb to be bouncing through the halls of a high school in Chanel and Dior, or to be a “Queen Bee” type.
Instead, this Carrie is still a little unsure of herself. She still has a lot to learn about sex, love, and the value of friendship. She isn’t even dreaming about a Vivienne Westwood wedding gown, but rather worries about when she is going to get her big break as a writer, and her relationships with her family and friends.
The CW has ordered a pilot for the show, which will be executive produced by “Gossip Girl” team Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. They will team up with “Sex and the City” writer/producer Amy B. Harris, and others.
Carrie Bradshaw at any age is an iconic character. Fans of the “Sex and the City” series, movies, and Candace Bushnell’s Sex and the City novel and The Carrie Diaries novels will have high expectations for any actress who dares to step into Sarah Jessica Parker’s role.
Will AnnaSophia Robb have what it takes to develop the character of an unsure high school girl into the quick-witted Carrie Bradshaw? We’ll have to wait until the fall to find out.