Let's go back to the '80s!
Sex and the City fans, are you ready to be introduced to your HBO heroine Carrie Bradshaw back when she was just 16 years old and first falling in love with Manhattan? Well, prepare yourselves, because Warner Bros. has just released the very first image of Annasophia Robb as a young Carrie Bradshaw from the CW's new pilot The Carrie Diaries.
So how does Robb look all dressed up in Carrie's fashionable and iconic duds? Find out...
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Doesn't she look a-ma-zing?! And totally like a young Carrie Bradshaw?!
"The search for Carrie Bradshaw was an exciting adventure," executive producer Amy B. Harris says in a statement about the casting process. "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."
So what was it about Robb that convinced Harris, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage that she was the one?
"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," Harris explains. "The fact that she loves a gorgeous pair of heels doesn't hurt either."
And don't worry, fashionistas, the pilot brought in the big guns to dress Carrie: Gossip Girl's costume designer Eric Daman, who also worked on Sex and the City! "It's a rare invitation to dress a character whose reputation truly precedes her," Daman says. "Having played a hand in designing for the Carrie we know and love, I am honored to be chosen to carry the torch—to illuminate the woman we know by discovering the young lady she was."
In the CW pilot, based on the book written by Candace Bushnell, and in the new hourlong dramedy, we will see Carrie in the '80s, asking her "first questions" about love, sex and friendship. (So you know, it's a bit more "network-appropriate," given that Carrie has yet to meet Samantha.)
While this new photo is making us all kinds of excited for The Carrie Diaries, we won't know until the CW's upfront presentation in May when Carrie will make her return to TV.