Call me a pop culture geek, but any time Hollywood decides to reboot or reinvent or prequel/sequel a classic, I always wonder what the people who originated the roles think. (Or if they're long deceased, I wonder if they'd be rolling in their graves ...) Because come on, it has to be a little bizarre to be that character, and then all of a sudden, some young whippersnapper is stepping into the part. Like, say, Kevin Bacon WAS Ren McCormack until MTV had to have Kenny Wormald reprise the role. And of course, Sarah Jessica Parker will always be Carrie Bradshaw, right? Well, at least, she'll always be the adult version ...
The qualification is necessary now that AnnaSophia Robb has made her debut as teen Carrie in The CW's The Carrie Diaries. So far, the 19-year-old has gotten mostly glowing reviews for her portrayal of the future Sex & the City writer. But what does SJP herself have to say about her mini-me?!
At the Television Critics Association Press Tour, AnnaSophia Robb addressed the Q on all SATC fans' minds ...
[SJP] sent me a very lovely note just kind of giving me her blessing and encouraging me and telling me how excited she was and how dear the part was to her, and so that was huge for me because, you know, I was obviously nervous. I was, like, ‘Is this okay?’ And so it just meant a lot to be able to have her blessing.
Aaaawwwww! Of course that would be how SJP would roll, right? She really is such a doll -- I heart her! And you know, she didn't have to be so warm and fuzzy about this. She could have been skeptical, aloof, above it all, even possessive of the role. I mean, I know she isn't a teen herself, but when it comes to actresses, you never know what kind of koo-koo behavior and claws will come out! But that's never been the case for SJP. She's a class act, and this is just further proof of that.
And besides, the producers did a fab job casting AnnaSophia in the role. She really does seem to get Carrie Bradshaw. More reason she's sure to make SJP even prouder.
Does SJP's approval make you even more psyched for The Carrie Diaries? How do you feel about AnnaSophia so far?
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