AnnaSophia Robb plays a young Carrie Bradshaw in The CW's Sex and the City Prequel,The Carrie Diaries, based on the Candace Bushnell novel. The series kicks off in 1984, when life wasn't so easy for the high school-aged Carrie, experiencing her junior year. “She’s experiencing a different phase in her life. This is Carrie first experiencing the city and her love life and Manhattan and her family,” Robb told THR.
The Carrie Diaries will see Carrie in a dramatically different state than as seen on Sex and the City. For one thing, she'll be wearing scrunchies. “I think that feels to me like a really fun wink wink nod nod to the audience. In another few years she’ll mock a scrunchie and get into a fight with her boyfriend over it,” executive producer Amy Harris told THR earlier this year. “But in 1984 she didn’t know any better.”
The new guy in school, Sebastian Kydd (Austin Butler) certainly makes the high school girls swoon -- namely Carrie. And as revealed in several trailers and promos for The Carrie Diaries, the two spend some quality time together in the pool. Is Sebastian the Mr. Big of Carrie's high school years?
Carrie's other best friend, Jill "Mouse" Thompson (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World's Ellen Wong), starts off the series with a big life-changing event that she reveals to her buddies. How will Carrie and company take it?
For Carrie, two best buds aren't enough so here's Walt (Brendan Dooling). For executive producer Amy Harris, it was pivotal that season one center on Carrie and her core group of friends: “We really felt like the first season was introducing Carrie’s new group of friends and if you fall in love with them and get to know them that’s terrific."
It's no secret Carrie has dreams of making it in the Big Apple, and in the first episode, she meets the hip, cutting-edge New York City magazine editor Larissa Loughton (Freema Agyeman), who brings the wide-eyed teenager under her wing.
Therapy? Yep, the 'Still Alice' star has had plenty. And now, today, the onetime outsider is a five-time Oscar nominee who also believes in family and the ability to control her own fate: "I've completely created my own life. Structure, it's all imposed." Watch video