7 Things You Didn’t Know About The Carrie Diaries

  
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5. AnnaSophia Robb Didn’t Want The Role

AnnaSophia Robb initially turned down the leading role in The Carrie Diaries because she had been accepted to study at Stanford University and she didn’t want to become a television actress. “When I was younger, I didn’t want to be on TV,” Robb told Teen Vogue. “I wanted to play different kinds of roles and have the freedom to choose my projects. So when my agent called about ‘The Carrie Diaries,’ I said no way. TV was too much of a commitment.” The script ended up winning her over. “I realized it was actually a really strong story,” she said. “It had a lot of heart and integrity, and Carrie seems like a character that I can grow with.”

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4. Walt as Sebastian?

Brendan Dooling originally auditioned for the role Sebastian, but was called back to read for Walt, Carrie’s gay best friend. “I originally read for the role of Sebastian, Carrie’s love interest. But when I didn’t quite capture his essence, they noticed that I had a little bit more of the sensitive, introspective vibe, and they asked me to read Walt for the callback,” he told Backstage.

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