SJP has passed the torch to ASR
Carrie Bradshaw didn’t pay attention to Doc Brown’s warnings about the space-time continuum.
The adult Carrie Bradshaw and the 1980s Carrie Bradshaw have been in touch, and it looks like SJP is passing the torch with grace.
Sarah Jessica Parker sent a letter to the new Carrie Bradshaw, AnnaSophia Robb, who will star in the CW’s prequel pilot, The Carrie Diaries.
The pilot is based on Candace Bushnell’s prequel to Sex and the City. The Carrie Diaries is a series created by Bushnell for the YA genre and based on Carrie Bradshaw as a high school student, trying to make it as a writer.
The show takes place before Carrie Bradshaw knew much about fashion, but true to herself had her own unique sense of style.
“She sent me a letter! I wrote her one back, too. She was just very encouraging about it all. It was really cool,” AnnaSophia Robb told Us Weekly.
In the new series, Carrie Bradshaw hasn’t met Miranda, Charlotte, or Samantha yet. She does have her heart set on the new guy in school, and it’s just the beginning of about 20+ years of man troubles and heartache.
In preparation for her role as Carrie Bradshaw, AnnaSophia Robb says she has been watching old episodes of Sex and the City to “click with the character.”
Fans idolize Carrie Bradshaw, so her Manolo Blahniks will be awfully hard to fill. But AnnaSophia Robb isn’t worried about competing with the HBO hit.
“I know everyone’s going to compare it to Sex and the City, but we’re never going to be that. The show is more for my generation, but it’s set in the ‘80s, so it’s fun,” she said.
Still, fans are nervous about seeing their favorite unlucky-in-love fashion icon as a somewhat awkward teenager. Understandably so, since The Carrie Diaries’ Carrie Bradshaw is pre-Manhattan, pre-success as a writer, and pre-credit cards that allow her to splurge at Barney’s.
She is still learning a lot about herself and hasn’t met her trio of girlfriends who support her in everything she does, right or wrong. This Carrie Bradshaw struggles in her relationships with her sisters and father, and her best friends aren’t the soul-mate kind she finds in her later-in-life friends.
For die-hard Carrie Bradshaw fans, the hard part will be knowing how these relationships end. The best part will be getting insight into the earlier life of a beloved icon that we just can’t seem to get enough of.
Now that Sarah Jessica Parker has passed the torch to AnnaSophia Robb (was her name what cinched her for the role?), Carrie Bradshaw fans can rest assured that adult Carrie and teenage Carrie exist in harmony.