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First Look At Freema Agyeman In Action On Set Of The CW Pilot "The Carrie Diaries"

by Emmanuel Akitobi
March 26, 2012 9:48 AM
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S&A first told you earlier this month that Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who, Law & Order:UK) had signed on to star in the CW's Sex and The City prequel, The Carrie Diaries.  Now we have our first on-set looks at Agyeman in action.

In case you have forgotten, The Carrie Diaries is based on Candace Bushnell’s novel, and chronicles Carrie Bradshaw’s coming of age in the 1980s when she asks her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while exploring the worlds of high school and Manhattan.  Agyeman will play the role of Larissa, Carrie’s mentor, a hip, cutting-edge editor/party girl who works at Interview magazine.

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  • anon | August 11, 2012 3:21 PMReply

    Doesnt look very 80's to me. I love freema to death but yet another BIRACIAL brit actress doing well in hollyood eh? soon they be NO roles for AA actress's oh sorry i forgot... THERE ISN'T!

  • artbizzy | March 26, 2012 1:52 PMReply

    Yeah this looks so 80's NYC. Carrie's hair needs to have a lot more hairspray in it and Larissa needs to have on some gold chunk earrings, lol. This looks more like Wiliamsburg, Brooklyn, 2012 trying to imitate what they think was 80's New York.

  • Mark | March 26, 2012 1:39 PMReply

    Carrie had a smart, sophisticated black mentor? I guess that explains why Carrie had so many female friends who were women of color in her life.

  • Nadine | March 27, 2012 11:12 AM

    Actually, that was pretty typical. Women of Color and White women fought alongside each other in the, of course, FIGHT for women's rights'. Black women, including Shirley Chisholm, were one of the 28 who founded N.O.W. (the National Organization for Women). What happened in the eighties, though, was, not unlike the civil rights movements of the sixties and the relationships between Blacks and Jews, Women of color and White women started to make gains together in solidarity, but became disconnected as White women gained greater widespread power on the backs of the movement. They, White women continued to show solidarity towards only their portion of the cause (White women were the biggest beneficiaries of Affirmative Action policies in schools and at the workplace at that time) and then fell right in line with the male establishment, and were often less welcoming in the workplace, than their male counterparts, of other women who could be seen as a threat. Despite that, Black women made MAJOR strides in the workplace in the eighties and could often been found to be trailblazers in industries such as fashion (a Black woman designed Jacqueline Bouvier's wedding gown in her marriage to J.F.K. - but of course, we never hear of these things - Black women had been designing for decades).

  • SayNay | March 26, 2012 12:09 PMReply

    Nice to Freema in something Stateside, but I agree with Cherish why won't they let SATC die?! Unfortunately, unless the pilot is horrible (even by CW standards) they will likely pick this up because they have a number of holes in the schedule with One Tree Hill, Ringer, and Hart of Dixie all probably going by the wayside.

  • Cherish | March 26, 2012 10:13 AMReply

    I loved Sex and the City, but I wish they would let this series go. God, how much can they milk it? Besides, Carrie moved to NYC after college in her twenties, what's with this high school crap?

    Anyway, glad to see they added some diversity the cast. Looks like Freema will be a good fit.

  • Akimbo | March 26, 2012 10:26 AM

    I seriously doubt this series will get picked up. I think it will go the way of the Gossip Girl spinoff, which was also set in the 80s.

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