Not everyone is impressed with the Sex and the City prequel series The Carrie Diaries currently airing on The CW. Personally, I had a hard enough time tolerating Carrie Bradshaw on the original series and in the exhaustingly punny, two-hours-too-long movie follow-ups, so I’m not exactly interested in seeing her as a whiny teenager. I tried to get through the entire pilot but failed.
And it looks like I now have some company in not being sold that The Carrie Diaries is a great show. In a new interview with Net-a-Porter’s The Edit, Sarah Jessica Parker, aka Carrie Bradshaw herself, isn’t exactly full of compliments for the new series. When asked how she feels about AnnaSophia Robb taking on her iconic role in a new show, Parker had this to say:
“I’m not sure… 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.”
I’m still trying to decode exactly what she is trying to say in this quote, but she doesn’t exactly praise the show.
After reading this, I couldn’t help but wonder (see what I did there?) what would happen if adult Carrie Bradshaw and teenage Carrie Bradshaw met up to have a heart-to-heart. I’d imagine Big Carrie would start out by telling Little Carrie not to worry about money, because when she grows up she’ll be able to live in an amazing Manhattan apartment with a huge closet of designer clothes on the salary of a weekly newspaper columnist. And I’d suppose Little Carrie would ask Big Carrie about how much her style will evolve when she gets older, and Big Carrie would look down at her crop top and enormous hoop skirt, fidget with her 50-pound rhinestone necklace, and say, “Suuure it evolves.” And then they would have a two-hour conversation about Mr. Right versus Mr. Right Now. And Big Carrie would spill coffee on her pants and laugh and say, “I guess that makes these ‘cappuCHINOS.’” And when they parted ways Big Carrie would say, “Don’t worry about love, sweetie. There’s something BIG in your future.” And Little Carrie would stare blankly as Big Carrie’s face convulsed in a wink attack.
Am I the only one who thinks that would be a better TV show? Get on it, CW.
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