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AnnaSophia Robb: Sarah Jessica Parker Wished me Luck

August 27, 2013

Actress AnnaSophia Robb, 19, stepped into Sarah Jessica Parker’s Manolos in TV’s The Carrie Diaries and plays a moody teenager in The Way Way Back.

What does The Way Way Back say about teenagers? It’s about that time when you’re figuring out who you are. It’s that summer when, for a teenager, you feel lost. It’s about those awkward, lonely summers where everything’s changing but everything feels the same.

You’ve been acting since childhood. What have your summers been like throughout your teens? All my summers have been busy but last summer was definitely a transitional period. I’d just graduated from high school; I was about to do The Carrie Diaries; it was the first film I’d done without my parents on set, because I was 18, so it was eye-opening.

The film is about family dramas during a summer holiday. Have you had any memorable summer trips? I’m from Colorado and I love white water rafting on the Colorado River. I went rafting on camping trips with my family and other families when I was younger, before I started acting. I like to go on road trips now. This past summer I did one with two friends. We were driving out to LA but we took a longer route through Zion [National Park in Utah] and the Grand Canyon.

It’s interesting seeing Steve Carell playing a serious role. What was he like? He’s hilarious. He’s also one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet but he plays such a dick. When I think of Steve, I think of a gentleman. He’d always be opening the door for everyone. Read More

AnnaSophia Robb: Sarah Jessica Parker wished me luck