To say that the pressure is on for AnnaSophia Robb would be an understatement. Earlier on this year the 19 year-old was confirmed as the person to play the young Carrie Bradshaw in the 'The Carrie Diaries', the prequel to 'Sex And The City'. On the one hand the role is step in the right direction for Robb, which is apparent from all the brands and press currently courting her, but on the flip side expectations are high.
The trailer, which dropped last month, went along way in dispelling the critics but talking to Fashionista last week, she made it clear that she knows that she has big shoes to fill.
'I'm really excited. It's a bit nerve wracking but I think it will be a great show,' she said when asked about being involved with the show. 'We have a great cast and great writers and the fashion's going to be amazing but it will definitely have a different flavour than the original 'Sex and the City' because it's for a younger audience. But I really hope to make 'Carrie Diaries' the 'Sex and the City' of my generation.'
When it was announced that the team behind 'Gossip Girl' would bring 'The Carrie Diaries' to the small screen, I was amongst those that were cynical. Prequels and sequels don't tend to go down particularly well but this one is shaping up to be an exception to the rule.
First up were the images of the costumes. 'Sex and the City' is known for the clothes so the fact that Eric Daman did such a good job with those promo shots helped get everyone interested. Now that the trailer has dropped, it looks like the show is going to go down well when it hits screens in January just in time to fill the 'Gossip Girl' hole.
When it was announced that 'The Carrie Diaries', the prequel to 'Sex and the City' was definitely going to go ahead, I must admit that I was dubious. These things never seem to have quite the same effect as the original and often fail to live up to the hype and expectation that naturally comes along with such news. To say then that AnnaSophia Robb has a big task on her hands then as she gears up to play the young Carrie Bradshaw in the series, is quite the understatement.
But this image slightly subdues by fears. Whether it's the big hair or the sequins, the styling definitely seems to play true to the character which undoubtedly could have ruined it had they got it wrong. Even Sarah Jessica Parker has given the young actress the seal of approval. '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!'
Yesterday Salvatore Ferragamo held a big party in New York to celebrate the launch of their new fragrance, Signorina. While they managed to pull a pretty impressive guest list - everyone from Veronica Webb to Emma Roberts attended - all eyes were on AnnaSophia Robb.
As we reported last month, the young actress has just secured the role of the young Carrie Bradshaw in much anticipated, 'The Carrie Diaries'. While her look didn't wow me, I have a feeling that Jennifer Lawrence and Elizabeth Olsen might have some competition with her in the coming months. The TV series is set to be a big one and it's only a matter of time before the industry begin to woo her just as they are doing to Lawrence and Olsen at the moment.
Sounds crazy, right? But rumour has it that the 'Sex and the City' prequel will not include Sarah Jessica Parker in the lineup. Big Hollywood bosses allegedly have their eyes set on Blake Lively to play Carrie in the production of 'The Carrie Diaries', which is based on Bradshaw's life pre-New York. We're convinced that it could actually work. What do you think?