Carrie Bradshaw is reminiscing about her early years in Manhattan within the newest episode of And Simply Like That — which fully contradicts the franchise’s Carrie Diaries spinoff.
Within the Thursday, August 17, episode, Aidan Shaw (John Corbett) is shocked that Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) had by no means beforehand visited Coney Island regardless of residing in New York Metropolis for 35 years.
“35 years? However you bought to New York if you have been 21? Wait a second, 21 plus 35 — maintain up, are you previous?” Aidan quipped whereas strolling down the pier with Carrie.
Based on Carrie and Aidan, the 56-year-old relationship writer first arrived within the Massive Apple in her early 20s. Whereas their math checks out, it fully erases the premise of The Carrie Diaries, the short-lived CW spinoff that adopted a younger Carrie’s first years within the metropolis. (The Carrie Diaries was impressed by the novel of the identical identify, which was written by Intercourse and the Metropolis scribe Candace Bushnell and revealed in 2011.)
In The Carrie Diaries’ pilot episode, which aired in 2013, 16-year-old Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb) accepted an internship at a regulation agency within the metropolis to assist distract her from the overwhelming grief following her mom’s demise. Carrie — who lived in Castlebury, Connecticut, with father Tom (Matt Letscher) and sister Dorit (Stefania LaVie Owen) — would commute into town through the prepare. Throughout her first week, she meets Interview journal editor Larissa (Freema Agyeman), who’s wowed by her customized “Carrie” purse and presents her an internship of her personal.
Season 2 of The Carrie Diaries allowed Carrie to additional flourish within the large metropolis, residing there full-time for the summer time whereas persevering with to work at Interview. The Carrie Diaries was in the end canceled in 2014.
Whereas The Carrie Diaries garnered a crowd of devoted followers, Parker, now 58, was not amongst them.
“You realize, I believe it’s a type of checks of your generosity,” the Hocus Pocus star informed Web-a-Porter’s The Edit in a March 2013 profile when requested in regards to the spinoff. “[AnnaSophia Robb] is a beautiful woman and I need her to be ok with it, but it surely’s … odd.”
Whereas Parker was “undecided” in regards to the prequel, Robb, now 29, was enthusiastic about touchdown the position of younger Carrie.
“I spotted it was truly a very robust story,” she beforehand gushed to Teen Vogue one month earlier in February 2013. “It had numerous coronary heart and integrity, and Carrie looks like a personality that I can develop with.”
Robb continued on the time: “They informed me that I obtained the half as a result of I did a bit rooster dance on the finish of my audition after they requested me about my promenade. I’ve obtained rhythm, however not the strikes to go along with it, and I suppose they appreciated that I wasn’t afraid to be goofy.”
Thursday’s episode just isn’t the primary time that Intercourse and the Metropolis has ignored The Carrie Diaries’ story strains. The OG collection as soon as talked about that Carrie’s father had left her household rising up, which isn’t the case in The Carrie Diaries as Tom is a single guardian all through the present. The second feature-length film additionally reinvented how Carrie met her besties. Carrie defined that she met Charlotte (Kristin Davis), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Samantha (Kim Cattrall) in that order, which deviates from the CW collection. The Carrie Diaries season 2 launched younger Samantha (Lindsay Gort) lengthy earlier than Charlotte and Miranda arrived on the scene. (Per the Carrie Diaries books, Carrie met new NYC arrival Charlotte final on the prepare when she was departing NYC after her summer time journey.)
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