Big news today from the makers of the Sex and the City prequel TV series, The Carrie Diaries, because they have announced who will be playing the role of Carrie Bradshaw. The role has been given to new, young actress AnnaSophia Robb. It is a big role for a young girl as she will be stepping into the shoes (literally – will she wear Manolo Blahniks?) of the older Carrie, Sarah Jessica Parker, who made that role so enormously famous. A few weeks ago we heard that they had cast Carrie’s sister, Dorrit, with the young, Stefania Owen. The casting of Carrie is big deal though, and no doubt something the producers of the show thought long and hard about. So, who is AnnaSophia Robb?
18 year old AnnaSophia is perhaps best known for playing the role of Violet Beuregarde in the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory film with Johnny Depp. You may also recognize the pretty blonde from Soul Surfer, the shark-attack movie. She is still a relatively new kid on the block, and has just scored what could be the role of her career. Huge congratulations to AnnaSophia, she must be thrilled to have scored this role. So many people adore and idolize the adult Carrie, that she would know she has big shoes to fill. Being 18 though, I don’t think AnnaSophia would have grown up on SATC when it was actually still on TV…. hmmm…
The Carrie Diaries, which Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz are executive producing, follows a teenage Carrie Bradshaw as she comes of age in Manhattan in the 80′s. I’m with Trent on this one – as a huge SATC fan, I’m not sure how I feel about this new TV series. We all got to know Carrie as an adult for so many years, through so many different experiences, that now getting all this new information about her as a young girl is quite daunting. Even just looking at the lovely and very pretty AnnaSophia is making my heart jump a little. Is this really Carrie? I have to say though, it was a good move going with a new young actor. I am definitely going to try put this behind me and tune in to watch the new show, to at least give it a chance. Such a Carrie fan couldn’t not? I just hope I love it, but I’m nervous I will be disappointed.
What do you think of the casting of Carrie?