Lindsey Gort has been cast to play Samantha Jones in the CW’s “The Carrie Diaries.” Just days after making her casting official, the show has revealed a first look photo of Gort as her character, who was made famous by Kim Cattrall in “Sex and the City.”
“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,” said the show’s executive producer, Amy B. Harris. ”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 young Samantha is being described as, “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.”
“The Carrie Diaries” returns to the CW on October 25.