Sarah Jessica Parker Rips 'Carrie Diaries' & It Can't Possibly Get Renewed Now

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sarah jessica parker as carrie bradshawAnnaSophia Robb may have thought she had Sarah Jessica Parker's blessing and encouragement to step into Carrie Bradshaw's shoes for The CW's The Carrie Diaries this winter. It seemed like the two actresses may have even had a mentor-protege thing goin' on. But now it sounds like Sarah Jessica's singing a totally different tune.

SJP recently spoke with Net-a-Porter's The Edit for an in-depth interview, and when the topic of the famous role that she originated came up, what she had to say about AnnaSophia (ASR? Doesn't exactly the same ring to it, eh?) wasn't exactly complimentary. In fact, it kinda makes me cringe for the young actress ...

She told the publication:

You know, I think it's one of those tests of your generosity. She [AnnaSophia Robb] is a lovely girl and I want her to feel good about it, but it's ... odd.

Whoa, "tests your generosity"?! What does that mean? I've been watching most of the season so far, and I have definitely wondered -- and been weirded out by -- how AnnaSophia's been replicating some of the little quirks we grew to love from SJP as Carrie. Is she just studying the hot pink SATC DVD box set obsessively ... or stalking SJP via text and email and Gchat?! Maybe the two were in touch at one point, and AnnaSophia crossed the line ... She's pulling a Single White Female on SJP!?

Or, all right, more realistically, maybe SJP just feels sort of possessive of the role, which is something we couldn't exactly blame her for.

It's hard enough as a fan to watch the show when you keep feeling like there's something off about AnnaSophia as Carrie. Even though she's darling, I think I've managed to figure out what's so weird about it ... I keep wanting to see a teen SJP as Carrie! Like SJP from Girls Just Want to Have Fun or Footloose! It's bizarre to see another actress step into the role.

No matter how hard they try, it's really hard to accept another actress in a role we love ... Especially a role that was at the center of pop culture so recently. It's not like Sarah's Carrie has been gone for 20 years! It's only been three since the second flick!

Clearly, it's tough breaks for AnnaSophia ... and the fate of The Carrie Diaries. I'll probably keep watching, but in the meantime, I'm totally with SJP. The whole thing is pretty darn odd.

What do you think about Sarah Jessica's comment? Does it bother you when another actress is cast in a role originated by someone else?


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cleig... cleigh717

I feel the exact SAME way. I keep wanting her to be sjp from girls just want to have fun. Cudnt they have gotten some1 more for looks instead of type. Yesh she's blong curly hair and petite but she doesn't have the same facial look as sjp. As long as they keep that guy mr. Blond hot and chiseled in the storyline I'm watching tho. Kinda wished at least one of her friends in sex and the city wudve been from h.s. like samantha in high school! That's what I want to see!

nonmember avatar skipper

You should read the book The Carrie Diaries. It is so good and you learn so much about Carrie in her younger years. You also find out how Samantha came into the picture too! :)

nonmember avatar Tina

No Sarah is right she steels the show. There won't be another actress like Carrie Bradshaw, cancel the show unless Sarah Jessica Parker is in it

t0vanal t0vanal

I like the show and i think the young Carrie is cute.  Of course she is going to act like SJP, she is supposed to be the younger version of her.  It would be weird if she "made the character her own"

brenn... brennan5882300

I really like the show.  I do not think of it as a prequel to SATC which I also like, but it's as fun in a different way.

nonmember avatar connie

I watch the show every week. I like it. It is not weird.

popta... poptart0325

I love The Carrie Diaries. I watch it every week and I don't find it odd. And I happen to be a huge fan of Sex and the City and SJP. I understand she originated the role, but that was her adult version, this is the teenage version. The characters aren't going to be exactly the same.

tuffy... tuffymama

Never watched SATC, but this seems bitchy if SJP actually said it.

needa... needadvice1983

I'm with poptart. I loved SATC but I'm loving the Carrie Diaries too. I do have to remind myself at times that this is a prequel because it feels like a different show, but honestly if she was slutting it up like SJP on the original I wouldn't watch it. This character is 16! Huge difference between the new and the original. I think SJP is being kind of bitchy about it.

nonmember avatar Anna

You know what's weird that someone wasted their energy writing about this show and what SJP thinks. In the end does it really matter? Maybe she's jealous because ASR is much prettier than she is. Or she's actually doing a decent job of playing Carrie. But in the end there are much more important things in life than a show about teenage life in the eighties.

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