So, what do you think of AnnaSophia Robb as the young Carrie Bradshaw in The Carrie Diaries? The CW is hoping you buy into her being the younger version of the character created by Candace Bushnell and played by Sarah Jessica Parker in the HBO Sex and the City series and feature films. She’s definitely cute and has a fan following, but she doesn’t resemble Parker (even in her younger years) which probably doesn’t really matter.
Amy B Harris, The Carrie Diaries executive producer and former Sex and the City associate producer, explained why Robb is right for the role. “Having been a part of the Sex and the City series, I felt such an honor and responsibility to the fans of the show to find someone who embodied the spirit of Manhattan’s favorite ‘It’ girl. When AnnaSophia Robb walked into the room, we knew we had found her. Her grace, intelligence, sense of fun and her empathetic nature make her the perfect girl to bring our young Carrie to life. The fact that she loves a gorgeous pair of heels doesn’t hurt either.”
The Carrie Diaries is set in the 1980s and is a coming-of-age story following a teenage Carrie Bradshaw as she learns to think for herself.