AnnaSophia Robb is your young Carrie Bradshaw
February 28th, 2012
12:02 PM ET

AnnaSophia Robb is your young Carrie Bradshaw

"Sex and the City" prequel "The Carrie Diaries" has found its young Carrie in 18-year-old actress AnnaSophia Robb, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Robb, who's previously starred in "Soul Surfer" and 2005's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" as Violet, will portray the teen version of the infamous "Sex and the City" character, portrayed in her older years on HBO by Sarah Jessica Parker. ("Running Wilde's" Stefania Owen has been cast in "The Carrie Diaries" as Carrie's 14-year-old sister Dorrit.)

The CW has ordered a pilot for the show, which will be executive produced by "Gossip Girl" team Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, as well as former "SATC" writer/producer Amy B. Harris, among others.

The concept, like "Sex and the City," is based on the work of author Candace Bushnell, and follows Bradshaw during her high school years in the '80s.

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  1. Renee503

    I agree! I am a big fan of SATC (the series). The two movies did nothing for me and it seems this new series will do the same. As far as the casting goes...this is BAD. Women fell in love with Carrie because she is an average looking women. She does not have your typical "perfect" Hollywood face that is so out of reach for most women to relate to. They better throw a MAJOR perm in this chicks hair because she is far from the Carrie Bradshaw I fell in love with.

    March 26, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Faith

    These comments are all so funny. lol.... i love it.

    March 26, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ed

    But she looks nothing like a horse.

    March 23, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Allie

    A note to all of you, do not watch Bewitched. You would freak.

    March 16, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Byrd

    Nice to see someone playing the role without two feedbags strapped to her chest.

    March 13, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Lydia

    Ok, whether SJP is gorgeous is up for debate, but anyone who has ever went to high school knows one thing, if you ARE gorgeous, your experience is different. This girl is your typical beautiful blonde. SJP is more uniquely pretty. I'm not trying to pick on anyone, but the casting directors are IDIOTS. Pick someone a little less "off the rack."

    March 12, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. derp

    They should have hired a pony.

    March 2, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jerry

    My friend Daisy make a rich boy friend in the dating website——I want to make a boy friend who is rich and humourious.

    February 29, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Maverick

    Wow...she's come a long way since "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory".

    February 29, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Leucadia Bob

    February 29, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • The One Who Knows

      a grip...a life...dude, you gotta get SOMETHING! No one is interested!

      February 29, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tatiana

    One thing I really liked about SATC was that carrie was pretty (in my opinion) but had a different look. She had her really good moments and then she had not so great moments. She isn't the typical beauty. This girl is so typial! She is really beautiful and I don't think she should be carrie. Carrie isn't perfect, she looks not so great at times and makes mitakes. I'm really not sure what young star could fill in Sarah Jessica's shoes. Sarah is so unique!

    February 29, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  12. Pearl

    Hey all ... how one looks is not chosen, it's random. Some are lucky, some are not, but to continually mock those that aren't 'perfect' is cruel, and a waste of time. Beauty is not an achievement! It's a lucky break. Move on....

    February 29, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  13. Gryphon

    Yes let it die.
    But I think SJP is gorgeous! Dunno – it works for me (ever since Square Pegs).
    Wish I was Matthew, maybe just for 1 weekend...

    February 29, 2012 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  14. The Observer

    I agree with Celina, please let this show DIE already and move on........I've heard of squeezing every last drop out of a show in all variations but this ??? Enough is enough. Seriously, the adventures of Carrie Bradshaw in high school ? What next ? a spinoff with Samantha in her college years ?

    As for the girl, she's cute and attractive....hope she'll get a better job than the role of Teen Carrie.

    February 29, 2012 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  15. Frida

    If one has nothing nice to say, one should say nothing at all. Many ways to comment on the lack of resemblance without being critical of Sarah Jessica Parker. Really? Just for kind. Might find you feel better about yourself, might even be kind tomorrow as well. Imagine that.

    February 29, 2012 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  16. tig tracy

    I don't know what all the fuss about SJP looking like a horse is; I find her really attractive. In fact I've had a crush on her since the 70's when I was a little kid and went to see Annie on broadway. I still recall reading the playbill over and over again and staring at her picture. I mean, yeah she had sort of masculine features......and I am gay, so.......hey....wait just a second.........

    February 29, 2012 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
  17. Cyric

    Her face doesn't look like an old shoe..... this is no Carrie Bradshaw! Even the name "Carrie Bradshaw" sucks, all of this sucks.

    February 29, 2012 at 4:18 am | Report abuse |
  18. Anita

    Oh please let this series die already! I used to LOVE this show, enjoyed the first movie...the 2nd was a train-wreck though. Now they've cast a young woman who looks NOTHING like SJP (this girl is much prettier) and we are supposed to watch this prequel and somehow manage NOT to constantly pay attention to this prequel and think "she looks nothing like Carrie!"? I'll pass on this one.

    February 28, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Lisa

    So this story is how Carrie started out beautiful and had a facial accident? I don't know what these casting people think... NO resemblance... I agree with The Stable Called.

    February 28, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Celina

    please lord let SATC die already.

    February 28, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michelle

      The world does not need another movie telling women to be promiscuous! Enough of the lies! Women deserve authentic love, not hook ups!

      March 17, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  21. The Stable Called

    A very beautiful girl, hopefully she can fill the horseshoes of SJP. Still surprised that they hired a beautiful woman to play the role of a beautiful horse.

    February 28, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  22. wormhole

    How did she get rid of all the purple skin and deflate? I don't think that's violet.

    February 28, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |

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