A few weeks before the premiere of The Carrie Diaries on The CW, The Observer drove to Connecticut to meet the “real Carrie Bradshaw,” who now lives by herself on a small farm with two large poodles.
Candace Bushnell is not an easy woman to find. After several wrong turns on a chilly, overcast Tuesday, we found ourselves driving up a small dirt road in the middle of nowhere (technically, Roxbury, Conn.). A sharp right, and we were in the gravel driveway of what appeared to be a steeply pitched farmhouse. In a puffy blue parka, bomber hat yanked over her ears, the slight blond figure bounded down the steps of the barn, calling away her dogs and exhorting us to park somewhere else so she could get her car out. She seemed so unnerved by our arrival that we weren’t even sure she was the woman behind the cultural juggernaut Sex and the City.
Hope she’s practicing looking pensive while typing–the actress AnnaSophia Robb, most recently of the film Soul Surfer, has been picked as the young Carrie Bradshaw in the CW pilot The Carrie Diaries, based on Candace Bushnell’s young-adult Sex and the City prequel, reports TV Guide. We really were rooting for Elizabeth Olsen.
Word has it that Sex and the City is getting rebooted on TV–bringing back Carrie Bradshaw for a generation unfamiliar with her exploits! Carrie’s going to be a young writer struggling to make it in New York in a pilot ordered by the CW, as opposed to a youngish writer magically making it in New York. Which actress can portray the young Ms. Bradshaw with just the right mix of panache, narcissism, and ability to wear a Manolo? We have a few suggestions!
Things that won't die
While the Sex and the City prequel film is still up in the air, rumors today abound that the CW will be coming to rescue young Americans from having to think about relationships in anything other than metaphors about chocolate. Think: a TV adaptation of The Carrie Diaries, Candace Bushnell’s teen tale of the iconic Bradshaw during her senior year of high school. Obviously, this show will be produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, they of Gossip Girl and The O.C. fame. Who knows the inner-workings of rich teenagers better than those two.
And yet…we have reservations.
The rumor mill is circulating a notion that Sex and the City is to return to the airwaves–its kiddie-prequel version, The Carrie Diaries (based on Candace Bushnell’s young-adult series), was originally intended for movie treatment. As to whether the new TV series–to be produced by Sarah Jessica Parker, as the gossips have it, Read More
Last Thursday, on a cold and blustery January afternoon, the cast and crew of Lipstick Jungle, the new NBC series premiering Feb. 7, scuttled about the Ukrainian Institute of America on 79th Street and Fifth Avenue.
Bright lights illuminated the high ceilings, ornate moldings and chandeliers within the 1898 mansion, which was standing in Read More
Sex and the City addicts will want to grab an ice pack out of the freezer, because the ultimate cheap tease can now get into your home. Yup, that’s right. After taking the city hostage for months—clogging Midtown arteries and shuttering SoHo eateries—the SATC feature film is finally in post-production. And that means the Read More