Lindsey is the spitting image of (a young) Kim Cattrall in this just-released shot!
It looks like Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb) will be enrolling in a sex-education course when The Carrie Diaries returns for its second season. This weekend, we learned that Lindsey Gort had been cast as the high-school version of Kim Cattrall‘s Sex & The City character — and now we have our first look at Samantha Jones, ’80s style!
Here’s what Carrie Diaries executive producer Amy B. Harris said about casting Lindsey:
In another nerve-wracking search to create the amazing characters we all came to know and love on Sex and the City, we went out in search this year for a young Samantha Jones. Lindsey Gort walked into the room and owned the part. Funny and sexy with a whiff of vulnerability and an amazing dash of outrageousness, Lindsey is our exciting choice to play the young Samantha Jones.
As for the character, here’s Warner Bros. TV’s official description for Ms. Samantha Jones:
Through a surprising connection, our young Carrie Bradshaw (series star AnnaSophiaRobb) will meet one of the most important people in her life this season in a role made iconic by Kim Cattrall: Samantha Jones, a ballsy, beautiful and sexy young woman from the panhandle of Florida who has made her way — and already a name for herself — in the rock ’n’ roll scene of 1980s NYC.
The Carrie Diaries returns for its second season Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. on The CW.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Lindsey will make a good Samantha? Drop a comment with your thoughts on this first-look photo, as well as your hopes for season two!
— Andy Swift