Austin Butler Watched ‘SATC’ in Bathtub Before ‘Carrie Diaries’

Austin Butler Recalls Watching 'Sex in the City' in the Bath to Prepare for 'The Carrie Diaries': 'I Was Like a Middle-Aged Woman'

Austin Butler

Workforce Kyddshaw without end! Austin Butler has nothing however candy phrases to say about his expertise on the set of The CW’s The Carrie Diaries, which was a Intercourse and the Metropolis prequel sequence.

“I’ve so many fond recollections of that point as a result of that was after I first moved to New York,” the Elvis star, 31, recalled on the Friday, February 17, episode of Selection’s “Awards Circuit” podcast. “I by no means lived in New York earlier than and I used to be in a position to transfer to New York for 2 years and make that present. It was that and attending to be round AnnaSophia [Robb], everyone in that present, [they were] simply so enjoyable to be round, even simply going again and watching Intercourse and the Metropolis.

Butler continued: “I keep in mind having an house in New York, I’d take a shower and I’d pop on Intercourse and the Metropolis. I used to be like a middle-aged girl [with] a glass of wine [and] all the time candles.”

Austin Butler Recalls Watching 'Sex in the City' in the Bath to Prepare for 'The Carrie Diaries': 'I Was Like a Middle-Aged Woman'

AnnaSophia Robb and Austin Butler in ‘The Carrie Diaries.’
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The Switched at Beginning alum — who rose to fame appearing on Nickelodeon and Disney Channel — landed the position of Sebastian Kydd on The Carrie Diaries reverse Robb, now 29, in 2013. The CW sitcom, which aired two seasons earlier than its 2014 cancellation, adopted Robb’s Carrie Bradshaw as she balanced highschool in Castlebury, Connecticut, with a brand new internship in Manhattan. Butler portrayed Sebastian, who was Carrie’s highschool crush and on-and-off boyfriend.

The Carrie Diaries was impressed by Candace Bushnell’s Younger Grownup novel of the identical title, which was a prequel spinoff following a youthful model of Intercourse and the Metropolis’s Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) earlier than she met her Manhattan besties Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall), Charlotte York (Kristin Davis) and Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon).

“I noticed it was truly a very robust story,” Robb — who married Trevor Paul in September 2022 — beforehand gushed to Teen Vogue in February 2013 of the present’s premise. “It had lots of coronary heart and integrity, and Carrie looks as if a personality that I can develop with.”

Since The Carrie Diaries’ early cancellation, Butler has gone on to achieve new profession milestones. His efficiency as Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s 2022 biopic earned him his first Oscar nomination.

“I’m so happy with him. I’m simply so thrilled for him,” the Soul Surfer actress solely instructed Us Weekly in August 2022 of Butler. “He’s such a devoted, centered actor and a sort individual. So [he deserves] all of the accolades.”

She continued on the time: “You recognize, once we met throughout The Carrie Diaries, everyone knew he was going to be a film star. You don’t have a face like that and never be a film star. However he additionally, he has the intelligence and the dedication and the kindness to actually [shine]. … He’s good for [the role of Elvis], however he’s good not simply because he appears [like him], he embodied him. I imply he spent two years of his life learning the person and moving into his bones.”

Whereas each Robb and the Shannara Chronicles alum have moved on from their days at Castlebury Excessive, Butler stays open about doubtlessly revisiting Sebastian on SATC’s spinoff, And Simply Like That. (AJLT premiered in December 2021, starring Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda 20 years later.)

“That’s a good suggestion. I hadn’t considered it, however it’s a good suggestion,” Butler quipped on Friday after host Clayton Davis famous that he performed Elvis at varied ages in Elvis. “Sebastian Kydd at 42 years previous?”