Actress AnnaSophia Robb, who plays the young Carrie Bradshaw on the brilliant CW series The Carrie Diaries, is featured on the cover and in the pages of this month’s issue of Seventeen magazine. The new issue is the Swimsuit Issue and as you can see below, AnnaSophia is modeling some of the hottest looks of the new season. In her accompanying interview, Robb talks about making out with co-star Austin Butler, what her high school experience was like and why she chose starring in The Carrie Diaries over going to Stanford University. Click below to see some photos, read some excerpts and check out behind the scenes video from AnnaSophia’s Seventeen shoot.
On making out with hot co-star Austin Butler: One of the biggest challenges for us is to be sexy and flirty on camera because we just can’t take each other seriously any more—kissing on camera isn’t that fun! But he’s so cute! He talks about Vanessa [Hudgens] all the time. They’re crazy in love! I don’t think I’m ready to be that in love. They put so much time into their relationship, and I’m too selfish right now.
On how she dealt with her own high school drama: I think girls are especially worried about being judged, and when you’re in high school, everything seems like a bigger deal than it is. As soon as you’re out, it feels like forever ago—zip-a-dee-doo-dah! So do what you want, and if people are going to judge you for it, who cares? You might not fit in, but that’s okay. Everyone thought I was weird in high school!
On why she deferred admission from Stanford University for her role in The Carrie Dairies: I’m a spiritual person. So I prayed and thought about it a lot, but I trusted my gut, because what else do you have to go on?
You can see more photos and read the full interview in the new issue of Seventeen, on newsstands April 16th. Now, Seventeen mag really isn’t my thing but I am a fan of The Carrie Diaries and I’m REALLY hoping for a second season pick-up because the show is that good. The debut season ended last night and, man, what a great series of episodes we got this year. Personally, I think The Carrie Diaries is one of the best shows on The CW right now, rivaled only by Arrow (which is an amazing series in a much different way). I have high hopes that the network will recognize the jewel that it has because there are more stories of young Carrie Bradshaw and her friends to be told. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. If you’re not watching this show, you’re really missing out.