In an effort to stave off what we can only imagine are an army of paparazzi swarming the pilot shoot of THE CARRIE DIARIES, the CW’s SEX AND THE CITY prequel based on the popular Candace Bushnell book of the same name that is currently shooting in and about New York City, producing partner Warner Bros. Television has made the unusual move of releasing an official first look photo of the titular character played by 18-year old AnnaSophia Robb.
“The search for Carrie Bradshaw was an exciting adventure. 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 THE CARRIE DIARIES writer/executive producer Amy B. Harris in a statement released to the media today. “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.”
For his part, Emmy-winning costume designer, Eric Daman (SEX AND THE CITY, GOSSIP GIRL) had this to say about his newest fashion palette, “It’s a rare invitation to dress a character whose reputation truly precedes her. Having played a hand in designing for the Carrie we know and love, I am honored to be chosen to carry the torch — to illuminate the woman we know by discovering the young lady she was.”