What Would 'Carrie Diaries' Star AnnaSophia Robb Change About Carrie?
The CW show's star opens up about playing the iconic character made famous on HBO's "Sex and the City."
AnnaSophia Robb admits there are some things about her character on The CW's The Carrie Diaries that she would like to change.
“I want her to calm down a little bit, not think about stuff so much,” she said while on a break shooting the show in Brooklyn. “And those are really changes that I would want to make happen in my own personality! But, it’s good to have all those faults because that’s what makes a person interesting.”
So will Carrie have someone new to swoon over?
“I’d like to see her date other guys, because I think it’s more interesting, it’s conflict, it introduces new characters and you see how she responds to different situations,” but she admits, “when you introduce a character as a love interest in the first episode of a show you always kind of want them to end up together.”
The Soul Surfer star only had the highest praise for Austin Butler, who plays Sebastian Kydd.
“He’s like the nicest guy in the entire world,” she enthused. “He’s so respectful of everyone and very funny. We always have a great time on-set laughing and goofing around. It’s hard to take each other seriously, it’s always supposed to be this flirty, sexy scene and we end up laughing at each other.”Sarah Jessica Parker playing Carrie Bradshaw which she’s happy about.
“We’re not replicating the show,” although, “I personally wanted to have a tie into to Sex and the City, where you can see where Carrie begins. It’s nice to have the show and pick up some things to develop my character.”
Robb did catch up on all the seasons once she started auditioning and fell in love with the show and the characters. She even met the original Carrie Bradshaw AKA Parker at a fashion show after she had won the part, but it was a very fleeting get together.
“It wasn’t anything super personal, it was at a fashion show,” Robb explained. “She’s teeny-tiny! She still has a fantastic body! I think every woman envied her on that show.”
“I went to a public high school and it wasn’t nearly as glamorous as this,” she said laughingly. “But, I had the best time in high school. I made so many great friends. I’m super close with so many friends from high school.”