AnnaSophia Robb is excited to get SJP’s stamp of approval!
Sarah Jessica Parker captivated viewers as unlucky-in-love Carrie Bradshaw for six years on HBO’s Sex and The City. Though Parker has reprised the role twice on the big screen, actress AnnaSophia Robb will get her chance to portray the beloved character in a new CW prequel, The Carrie Diaries, premiering this fall.
AnnaSophia has even received a blessing from mom-of-three Parker, 46.
“The Carrie Diaries” will be based on Candace Bushnell‘s book of the same name, and will show Bradshaw in high school in the 1980s, an aspiring writer who feels too big for her small town. While she hasn’t met pals Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte yet, Bradshaw is already focused on the opposite sex, and has her eyes on the new guy in school.
AnnaSophia Robb reveals that Parker reached out to her with advice upon hearing that she had been cast as young Bradshaw in The CW‘s prequel to “Sex and the City,” “The Carrie Diaries.”
“She sent me a letter!” Robb excitedly told Us Weekly. “I wrote her one back, too.” Robb said “She was just very encouraging about it all,” of the letter. “It was really cool!”
Robb began filming her first episode in the Big Apple Wednesday, but her preparation began months ago. In preparing to play the younger version of Bradshaw, 18-year-old Robb says that she has been gorging on old “Sex and the City” episodes. “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.
Still, she hopes people will judge “The Carrie Diaries” on its own merits.
“I know everyone’s going to compare it to ‘Sex and the City,’ but we’re never going to be that,” Robb said. “The show is more for my generation, but it’s set in the ’80s, so it’s fun.”