They haven’t even finished filming the pilot episode, but the CW’s already released the first official look at AnnaSophia Robb as a young Carrie Bradshaw on The Carrie Diaries. The show’s writer, Amy B. Harris, said in a release, “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. 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.”
Robb, who wears a twist on the iconic tutu and sweater look that Sarah Jessica Parker so famously wore in the opening credits of the HBO series, has a pretty lengthy resume for a 19-year-old. She was in Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Soul Surfer, and Race to Witch Mountain. She and her Diaries co-stars have been spotted filming in Queens this week; the show should start airing at the end of this year.