AnnaSophia Robb debuts Carrie Bradshaw look in 'Carrie Diaries' photo
AnnaSophia Robb did her best Carrie Bradshaw impression in the first official photo from the set of "The Carrie Diaries," sent in a press release on March 23.
The "Soul Surfer" actress will portray a young Bradshaw, a character made famous by Sarah Jessica Parker, in the CW pilot based on the prequel novel of Candace Bushnell's "Sex and the City" called "The Carrie Diaries."
"The Carrie Diaries" chronicles Bradshaw's senior year of high school during the 1980s. There was also a sequel to that novel released early last year called "Summer and the City," about Bradshaw's first summer in New York where she decides to take a writing seminar and meets new friends, Samantha and Miranda.
The series will be written and executive produced by Amy B. Harris, a "Sex and the City" alum who now writes for "Gossip Girl."
"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," Harris said in a statement. "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 recently said that Parker, who portrayed the adult Bradshaw in six seasons of the HBO series "Sex And The City" and in two spin-off films, wrote her a letter after learning of her casting in February.
"She sent me a letter! I wrote her one back, too," Robb told Us Weekly. "She was just very encouraging about it all. It was really cool!"
The 18-year-old actress, who also appeared in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," also told the tabloid that she's been preparing for the role for months.
"We've been doing a lot of rehearsals this week, and I've been watching the show and really trying to click with the character," she continued. "I know everyone's going to compare it to Sex and the City, but we're never going to be that... The show is more for my generation, but it's set in the '80s, so it's fun."
Filming for the series, which is set to premiere in the fall, began on March 21. Robb has also appeared in films like "Jumper," "Race to Witch Mountain" and "Bridge to Terabithia."