Rumor has it that the powers that be in Hollywood are in talks to produce Candace Bushnell’s The Carrie Diaries, which chronicles Carrie Bradshaw’s pre-”City” life. The new, young, Carrie? Grazia is reporting that Blake Lively is set to star in the prequel.
It’s just a rumor, but Blake Lively as the new Carrie Bradshaw makes perfect sense. Her Gossip Girl character is more than a little Carrie-ish and off-screen she embodies the character as well: she professes a genuine love for Louboutins and Chanel, wears attention grabbing cleavage-bearing skin tight mini dresses without coming off as trashy, and her blond mane has been dubbed the new “Rachel” by the paper of record.
I’d wager most SATC fans who were disappointed by the offensively bad sequel are still fans of Carrie and would be happy to check out Blake Lively try to fill SJP’s Manolos, or replace them for a red sole.