On Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw was always trying to “have it all” in Manhattan between her high profile job as a columnist (and later, author), her tumultuous romantic relationships, her casual brunches (or girls’ nights out with Cosmos) with friends, and of course, her fabulous fashion.
But that version of Carrie Bradshaw was very much a fully formed woman, making decisions — and yes, mistakes — based on her belief system from the earlier relationships and struggles that shaped her. Amy B. Harris‘ CW version of Carrie Bradshaw on The Carrie Diaries is a young woman who is just starting to have the experiences that will inform and shape who she is later in life. And though she may only be in high school, this Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb) may be juggling even more.
“She’s just lost her mom, so that’s a big adjustment for Carrie, and I think it’s more of she’s trying to adjust to a new role in the family. Dorrit, her sister, is really acting out, so [Carrie] feels like she really needs to be in control of her younger sister to keep her protected and at the same time be there for her dad,” Robb told me.