AnnaSophia Robb is currently promoting the first season of her new CW show, ‘The Carrie Diaries’, a prequel to ‘The Sex and the City’. She covers this month’s issue of Teen Vogue and talks about living in New York City, her boy troubles, and acting in TV.
When talking about NYC, where the show is shot, she says, “I think I was made to live in New York. I love it. I love being able to walk everywhere. And there's so much going on—I actually get a little nervous on the weekends, wondering what to do and who to hang out with. I used to watch Gossip Girl or Sex and the City, I thought the things that happened were totally exaggerated. But then I got here and realized they're not. That's what it's really like! Just today, for example, I was walking through the park, and there was a guy playing a piano, absolutely beautifully, right in the middle of a plaza. That doesn't happen in normal cities.”
Asked whether she gets hit on a lot, AnnaSophia replies, “Never. Everyone always says that guys are intimidated by me, but I seriously doubt it. I mean, I'm five-foot-nothing! I think I must make a stank face.”
She also talks about going from films to TV, saying, “When I was younger, I didn't want to be on TV. I made a conscious decision to stay away from Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel—not that they're not great companies, but because I wanted to play different kinds of roles and have the freedom to choose my projects. So when my agent called about this job, I said no way. TV was too much of a commitment. [But] I realized it was actually a really strong story. It had a lot of heart and integrity, and Carrie seems like a character that I can grow with."