The Carrie Diaries may not air until January 2013, but AnnaSophia Robb already knows she has some big Manolos to fill in the dramedy world. Robb stars as a young Carrie Bradshaw in the 1980s prequel to the popular HBO series. She admits one of the most "eye opening" experiences has been learning the fashion world.
New York Fashion week featured Robb sitting near the front of many stages as an official welcome to her role. It's no secret that Bradshaw is known for her quirky and unique New York style, even if an early Carrie is more concerned about dances and high school than which designer made her dress.
Eric Daman, costume designer for the show, thinks it's perfect timing to film the show as 80s fashion is quickly making a comeback. "Eric, when we were filming, he was going, 'Oh it's so fantastic that everything that's emerging is very '80s' because it's easy for them to pull clothes," Robb said. "They have to dress all the background ... and the city. So to be able to have those resources is awesome."
The importance of fashion isn't the only difference between the two shows according to Robb. She told CNN that another big change is meeting Carrie's younger sister Dorrit. These are some of her favorite scenes to play. "The stuff with Dorrit is always so much fun ... for me because I don't have siblings so it's kind of nice to just pretend," Robb said.
Sarah Jessica Parker made Carrie Bradshaw the icon she is for six season on the HBO drama. Despite her love for fashion and the impact Carrie had on her life, the star recently admitted that she would never play a similar role again (outside of the franchise of course).
"I loved Sex and the City's Carrie and I don't want to do the poor man's version of her. And while those are often the lucrative things to do, it's more reason to look in the other direction," she told Elle.