Fall TV Preview

The Carrie Diaries First Look: Check Out Lindsey Gort (Kim Cattrall's Doppelganger) as Samantha

Kim Cattrall Samantha JonesA very familiar face is coming to The Carrie Diaries — in more ways than one — and TVLine has got your first look.

As we reported on Saturday, the CW’s prequel series to Sex and the City has cast newcomer Lindsey Gort for Season 2 in the iconic role of Samantha Jones — and she’s a dead ringer for Kim Cattrall (pictured, right), who originated the role in HBO’s groundbreaking series.

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“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,” noted executive producer Amy B. Harris, in a statement. “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.”

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The Carrie Diaries returns Friday, October 25 (8/7c on The CW).

Check out the first photo of Gort in character as Samanatha below, then tell us what you think. Excited to see Samantha in young Carrie’s universe? Did the producers get it right — at least looks-wise — by casting Gort? Sound off below!

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  1. courts says:

    I can definitely see it

  2. Tiff says:

    Wow, PERFECT casting appearance-wise.

  3. kravis says:

    She’s GORT it!

  4. bradick says:

    I don’t understand why you’re comparing her to Kim Cattrall and then expect people to realize that The Carrie Diaries isn’t a prequel to the SATC TV show. It does’t make sense.

    • mia says:

      well no, its not really a prequel but to pretend that people aren’t going to compare the casting choices is not practical. Anna Sophia Robb ‘looks’ like what people assume Carrie Bradshaw looks like and so it makes sense that the producers would cast someone who ‘looks’ like what people imagine when they think of Samantha.

  5. “Dead ringer?” I’m not seeing that at all. Honestly, AnnaSophia Robb looks more like Kim Catrall than she does like the Bradshaw chick.

  6. Maki says:

    She really resembles Original Sam. Pretty strange! Can’t wait to see this play out. This girl has to be nasty to pull it of!

  7. Cherry says:

    Lindsey looks so so so much like Kim Cattrall it’s crazy! I hope they didn’t just go with looks and she can really channel the blunt hilarity and fun that Samantha brought to the show

  8. mia says:

    oh! she looks PERFECTLY Samantha

  9. trainwreck says:

    she’s as stunning as Kim Catrall .. She reminds me of Kim’s earlier 80’s flicks

  10. Benjamin Lister says:

    Wow, I don’t even watch the carrie diaries, not did I watch sex in the city, this casting choice is great

  11. cas says:

    What an awful outfit.

  12. Mikael says:

    It’s too bad this is on CW and not cable

  13. kBlanco says:

    What a looker! I’m not familiar with the original SATC, so she’ll definetly be a treat for me! I just hope we don’t start seeing a parade of younger versions of the characters from the original series. One or two perhaps, but not the entire group…

  14. Alexa says:

    I thought that was Abigail Breslin, except for the eye color.

  15. David says:

    Their casting of Lindsey Gort is more sexy than young Kim Cattrall imo