Last month we learned that AnnaSophia Robb won the role of young Carrie Bradshaw and Stefania Owen was cast as her little sister Dorrit. Today we learn that actor Matt Letscher has been cast in the role of Carrie’s father. Click below to meet the man that will play the father that presumably gave Carrie her unresolvable daddy issues.
Matt Letscher has been tapped for a co-starring role in the CW pilot Carrie Diaries. The project, based on Candace Bushnell’s novel, chronicles Carrie Bradshaw’s (AnnaSophia Robb) coming of age in the 1980s when she asks her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while exploring the worlds of high school and Manhattan. Letscher will plat Carrie’s father. The actor, repped by IFA and Sanders Armstrong Caserta, is recurring on two upcoming series, NBC’s Bent and ABC’s Scandal.
Now, I haven’t read The Carrie Diaries but I’m going to assume that the storyline there is pretty different from the one that we got in the Sex and the City series. In SaTC, Carrie famously revealed that her father abandoned her at a young age. So either the father cast in The Carrie Diaries is a step father (that she never mentioned before) OR the new series is not following the storyline that follows chronologically in SaTC. Nonetheless, Carrie now has a father and he will be played by Letscher. I wonder who will get the gig of playing Carrie’s mother. HMMM. Wouldn’t it be hilarious if Sarah Jessica Parker starred on The Carrie Diaries as Carrie’s mom?