Meet Sex and the City’s New Carrie Bradshaw: AnnaSophia Robb
AnnaSophia Robb bested thousands of other young hopefuls to nab the role of one of the most fashionable women in prime-time television.
The 18-year-old landed the role of the young Carrie Bradshaw in the new CW pilot, The Carrie Diaries. “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,” said Carrie Diaries’ writer/executive producer Amy B. Harris. “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.”
Best known for her role as Bethany Hamilton, a Hawaiian girl who lost her arm after a shark attack in Soul Surfer, AnnaSophia got the blessing of Sarah Jessica Parker before slipping on her signature Manolo Blahniks. “She sent me a letter! I wrote her one back, too,” AnnaSophia told Us Weekly. “She was just very encouraging about it all. It was really cool!”
Although the role of Carrie Bradshaw is an iconic one, AnnaSophia is working hard to put her spin on the character. “We’ve been doing a lot of rehearsals this week, and I’ve been watching the show and really trying to click with the character,” she said. “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.”
Check out a photo of Parker as Bradshaw below. Is Anna the right actress to carry the torch for fashion-obsessed, eternally-single city girls everywhere?