When VH1 News spotted Sex and the City alum Willie Garson on the red carpet of Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour New York premiere, we had to ask: Has he been watching the progress of the CW’s The Carrie Diaries pilot?
“I spend all my life, 24 hours a day, on White Collar now, so I don’t know what’s going on,” he admitted. Not that he’s left Carrie’s gay BFF behind for good. “I still am Stanford Blatch sometimes, if we ever make another movie. Every time I think that it’s over, the phone rings. It’s like Bonanza, it’s never going to end.”
To our relief, Garson doesn’t think the new prequel would ever stick him in a wig to play a younger version of himself. So whom would he cast instead to befriend AnnaSophia Robb‘s Carrie in high school? “Anyone I say I think will take it as an insult, so I’m not going to,” he said. “They have to find a flamboyant high school kid. I know there were some. I certainly based the character on some.”
Overall, Garson doesn’t seem worried that a new generation will replace SATC in our hearts. “I wish them well,” he said. “I hope there’s still an audience for it. It helps the brand, and people seem to be hungry for more of these characters in whatever way, whatever form.”
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