AnnaSophia Robb learned how to walk in high heels while filming The Carrie Diaries.
The Little Fires Everywhere actress portrayed the young Carrie Bradshaw in the Sex and the City prequel series, which ran from 2013 and 2014. Much like her adult counterpart Sarah Jessica Parker, AnnaSophia spent most of the show wearing dresses, bold and colourful designs, and designer heels, so the star had to learn how to endure lengthy shoot days in the fancy footwear.
“Before that show, I couldn’t really walk in heels. I wasn’t comfortable walking in them and I wore heels throughout that entire show. I was always in insane tall shoes,” she told Fashionista. “I remember by the end, I could wear a stiletto for 14 hours and be totally fine.”
The 26-year-old went on to share that Manolo Blahnik, one of Carrie’s favourite shoe designers, made footwear for the show especially for her and she wishes she had taken them as souvenirs.
“Manolo Blahnik made special shoes just in my size because I needed them in a 4.5 instead of a 5. I’ve been saying for years that I need to reach out to (costume designer) Eric (Daman) and say, ‘Eric, I want those Manolos!'” AnnaSophia commented.
After the show was cancelled after two seasons, the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory star “mostly wore black” to separate herself from the colourful character, but she’s now returned to a brighter palette.
“My style was just mostly being bold and being because, as Carrie, I wore so many dresses, poofy things, colours, and patterns. So afterwards, I mostly wore black,” she shared. “It just went opposite, like I was trying to get away from that character and now, I’d say, it’s swung more back to Carrie: bold, playful and patterns.”