Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Blake Lively to star as the younger Carrie Bradshaw?

News is floating around today that:

Grazia magazine reports that 'SATC' creator Michael Patrick King has expressed
interest in bringing Candace Bushnell's Carrie Bradshaw-centered prequels to
life. The books focus on Carrie's teenage years in 'The Carrie Diaries' and her
move from Connecticut to NYC in 'Summer and the City.'….studio execs are eyeing
'Gossip Girl' star Lively to fill a younger Carrie's Manolos. No word yet on who
they are looking at for the rest of the gang."There are no plans to bring SJP
and the other girls back together in the old format," said an insider close to
the project. "The prequel is about breathing new life into the story and
exploring Carrie's first few months in NYC and the beginning of her relationship
with an older man."However, the project and casting are just rumors -- for

So what do you guys think? Is Blake too old to play a young 18 year old Carrie even though she plays Serena on Gossip Girl? Do you think she could effectively play Carrie?

I read Candace Bushnell's 'The Carrie Diaries' and thoroughly enjoyed the book even though it totally differed from the famous Sex and the City series. I was expecting the facts that we learned about Carrie through the tv series to be in the book. Carrie - fashion wise was no different in the book but her family dynamic and her life growing up was very different but it wasn’t geared for us women who already knew Carrie but rather for the teenagers to help them become familiar with Carrie.

Will older women want to see this movie with Carrie as an adolescent? I believe so, I think anything that is Sex and the City related will garner support in the masses. Still undecided about a possibility of Blake being casted.


  1. I can see Blake as Carrie, she just so tall when u think of SJP lol, and she has that one tone voice.

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  3. ummmm NO. hate the idea. the only person i wanna c as Carrie is my beloved SJP. period. however, i would watch just 2 judge & thumbs down Blake.

    x, brand ;)