'The Carrie Diaries': How Carrie Bradshaw got her groove in the first place

Long before she slipped into her first Manolos or a dashing man's arms, Carrie Bradshaw was fabulous.Even when she was 16 and a high-school junior, Carrie, who grew up to be the center of HBO's celebrated series "Sex and the City," was delightful. Her spirit shines through in The CW's "The Carrie Diaries," premiering Monday, Jan. 14.AnnaSophia Robb plays Carrie. She doesn't look like Sarah Jessica Parker. Rather, she projects something more elusive, Carrie's personality and hints of the woman she would become."It was almost next to impossible" to find the right actress, showrunner Amy Harris tells Zap2it."We auditioned 300 very talented actresses. There was a through line I had to find, connecting young Carrie to old Carrie. When we sat down with AnnaSophia -- Sarah Jessica brought such a real intelligence but thoughtfulness to the part but also that she thinks about the world and writes about it the same way. She is also...



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