"The Carrie Diaries" has just found its Samantha Jones in Lindsey Gort and shared a first-look photo of the character. The newcomer, wearing a midriff-baring top, poses sexily as Carrie Bradshaw's (AnnaSophia Robb) adventurous friend circa 1985.
Gort was cast as the young Samantha over the weekend. The character is described as "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."
Executive producer Amy B. Harris explains the casting of Gort, "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."
The character was made famous by Kim Cattrall on HBO's series "Sex and the City" and its two movies. On "The Carrie Diaries" that will return for a second season on Friday, October 25 at 8 P.M. EST on The CW, viewers will get to see Carrie meeting Samantha through a surprising connection.