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Who’ll Be the New Carrie Bradshaw in the ‘Sex and the City’ Prequel ‘The Carrie Diaries?’

'The Carrie Diaries' actress
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Ever since The CW green-lit a prequel to ‘Sex and the City,’ everyone’s been wondering who would get the plum role of a young Carrie Bradshaw. And now we know who scored the gig.

AnnaSophia Robb will step into Bradshaw’s Manolo Blahniks in the new series that’s based on the novel ‘The Carrie Diaries’ by Candace Bushnell (who also wrote the book that spawned the original series).

The plotline will center on a young Bradshaw as she “comes of age in the 1980s and [asks] her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while exploring the worlds of high school and Manhattan.”

The 18-year-old Robb is best known for her work as Violet Beauregarde in Tim Burton’s 2005 re-imagining of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ and she’s also appeared in the movies ‘Bridge to Terabithia’ and ‘Race to Witch Mountain.’ She joins the previously-cast Stefania Owen, who will play Carrie’s little sister in the project.

But ‘SATC’ fans should take note — aside from Carrie herself, not much about the new series will look familiar. Sarah Jessica Parker isn’t involved, and Samantha Jones is the only member of the famous quartet of friends that’s also in the prequel.


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