Sex And The City will never die. Instead it will go on forever via the thermoplastic phenomenon known commonly as celluloid just as Joan Rivers has done. Many people considered the ill received second SATC movie to be the final nail in the coffin for Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte and their ongoing sex quest, but nothing is impossible when Hollywood, heaps of cash and a well-worn franchise are involved.
Enter the prequel.
What’s the best way to revive a group of tired old characters? Go back to the future! And, fortunately for the creators of the screen version of Sex And The City, the author who originated the characters, Candace Bushnell, already wrote the prequel: The Carrie Diaries. The book tells the adventures of Carrie Bradshaw in high school heretofore her Manolo-clad days in New York City. [PS I have the book if anyone wants to borrow it. I cannot give this thing away. If you want it please email me here and I will send it to you. UPDATE The book has been passed on. I am shocked by the overwhelming response! I consider us all part of a special book club of chick lit aficionados.]
Gossip Girl‘s Blake Lively is rumoured to be the favourite to play teenage Carrie, but we’re not really buying it. Blake Lively is a tall, glamorous bombshell. Carrie is supposed to be cute and smart, but not beautiful. With all the fantastic young actresses out there right now, surely casting directors could find someone more appropriate for the role. Here’s Five Actress That Would Make A Better Carrie Bradshaw Than Blake Lively.
She is cute, sassy and stylish, and we know she can do a great American accent – her performance in Lisa Cholodenko’s The Kids Are All Right was beautifully understated. She also successfully pulled off Carrie’s trademark curls as Alice in Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland.
Still from “Alice in Wonderland”
A tiny girl with huge talent, Saoirse turned heads and scored an Oscar nod for her wrenching multi-dimensional performance in Atonement. At 16 she’s also age-appropriate for the role. The only question is whether her rumoured role in The Hobbit will tie her up in New Zealand for the next two years to keep her out of the running.
Still from “The Lovely Bones”
Thirlby who played Ellen Page’s ‘honest to blog’ best friend in Juno seems to have the whole outspoken wise ass thing in spades. She showed her dramatic range as a precocious teenager in 2008’s The Wackness, plus she’s a really pretty girl but not Blake Lively pretty. I’d really like to see her as Carrie.
Still from “Dredd”
Button cute AnnaSophia Robb may be best known for playing gum enthusiast Violet Beauregarde in Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but she was really fantastic as Leslie Burke in the 2007 big screen adaptation of beloved young adult novel Bridge to Terabithia. Robb has remained relatively underexposed, which might be an advantage in casting a character as well-known as Carrie Bradshaw.
Still from “The Way Back”
Can you imagine?
Still from “New York Minute”
Title Image- Still of Blake Lively in “Gossip Girl”