Sarah Jessica Parker Slams 'Odd' Carrie Diaries TV Show

by Fiona Raisbeck

Playing Carrie Bradshaw in Sex And The City is the most iconic role of her career, but something tells us that Sarah Jessica Parker isn't a huge fan of the show's prequel, The Carrie Diaries.

Speaking in an interview with Net-a-Porter's digital weekly magazine, The Edit, SJP revealed that she's 'not sure' about the HBO teen drama series, which just premiered, and finds AnnaSophia Robb playing the 16-year-old title character she defined a little 'odd'.

She said: 'Im not sure… You know, I think it’s one of those tests of your generosity. She [Anna­Sophia Robb] is a lovely girl and I want her to feel good about it, but it’s… odd.'

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Elsewhere in the interview, the actress spoke fondly of the show that brought her fame stating that she believes it 'encouraged women to share more candidly' but stopped at saying that it empowered us. 'I hesitate to say whether we were the pioneers or whether we gave voice to something that was there,' she said. 'But I recognise there was a connection.'

With four strong female leads, there has naturally been comparisons between Sex And The City and new TV hit Girls, with SJP believing that her role as a producer on her show also paved the way for Lena Dunham, who created and writes Girls as well as stars in it.

'HBO was very encouraging of the beyond-camera role I played, and I feel that had we not done it, I don't know that would have existed for Girls,' says Parker. 'It's a such a different way of thinking and it's not conventional. I also think [Dunham] came along understanding her voice and with the support of a producing partner [Judd Apatow] experienced enough to say she is capable of this, she needs to be in charge of the story as it's her voice. I do feel Sex And The City's success made that possible, and it would have been different otherwise.'

Visit the Net-a-Porter website to read more from the interview and see pictures of the Sarah Jessica Parker shoot.

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