Obsessed with ‘The Carrie Diaries’? So are we. Marie Clare caught up with Lindsay Gort – who has been magical this season playing Sam Jones! Here’s an excerpt of the interview…
Tina Turnbow: You’ve caused quite a positive stir playing a young Samantha Jones. You have managed to fit into her high heels perfectly and to the great satisfaction of her adoring fans. How does that make you feel? Lindsey Gort: I am so pleased that people are responding to my Samantha. It’s strange to play such an iconic character—you fear that it will be an impersonation or people won’t have an open mind. But I am having the time of my life and I’m so grateful to have gotten this opportunity.
TT: Samantha was very independent, strong, and sexually open. Do you feel she gave women the green light to break some boundaries and be more fearless? LG: Absolutely! Before she came on the screen (pun intended), women had never really been given the green light for such open, unabashed sexuality and freedom. She was sexy, confident, successful, and respected.
TT: What qualities do you think make a woman most attractive and sexy? LG: Confidence, for sure. It took a while for me to figure out that everyone has imperfections and nothing is worse than someone that constantly points out what they hate about themselves. Loving yourself overshadows any lumps and bumps you think you have.
TT: Being confident with your body is a big confidence booster. You’re in awesome shape. Can you share your fitness secrets? LG: It hasn’t been easy let me tell ya! I like to run or use the elliptical machine. I usually read a book or play on my iPad for some distraction. I also love workout videos. I alternate between the Insanity DVD series and my all time favorite Tracy Anderson one. I take her with me wherever I go!
So tonight on the CW at 8/7c, The Carrie Diaries [Season 2, Episode 6: 'The Safety Dance'], Carrie struggles with writer’s block while Weaver tries to help but only ends up getting in the way. Also, Carrie doesn’t look too happy in that photo up there. Although believe me, we all feel her pain when it comes to not having the right words, yeah?
Also, the reason I’m posting is because look…
A couple months ago, I was asked to record a melancholic version of this super fun song for the show and I had such a blast putting it together! So honored to be a part of The Carrie Diaries and hope you’ll tune in tonight!
That is straight from Sleeping At Last’s blog! So excited to hear what he does with the Men Without Hats original. And even though I liked ‘Pop Goes the World’ better than Men’s ’Safety Dance’ album, it was so much fun for me, being a product of the 80s, to hear it performed on Glee, who did an amazing job of rebooting it for another generation.
You can get the Sleeping At Last cover on iTunes already! So go take a listen before tonight and enjoy this episode’s fun flashback through music too, even if it has had a bit of a modern update.
From ‘Carrie Diaries’ to a new movie. According to DEADLINE…
The Carrie Diaries star AnnaSophia Robb has been cast opposite Minnie Driver and Frank Grillo in Conspiracy on Jekyll Island, playing the duo’s cancer-stricken daughter. The political thriller is being directed by Aram Rappaport from a script he developed with Hilary Shor (Children Of Men, The Paperboy). John Leguizamo, Maggie Q, Dianna Agron and Ed Westwick also star; filming is underway in Chicago.
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Yes, I love The Carrie Diaries. I think it’s a great fun show. I have to admit that I am hoping that Carrie doesn’t loose her virginity to anyone but Sebastian – even though he’s turned into a man whore.
On this weeks episode…
The Hollywood Reporter exclusively debuts a scene from this week’s episode, “Too Close for Comfort,” between Carrie, Mouse (Ellen Wong) and Samantha (Lindsey Gort) as they discuss their sex lives — plus the fact that Carrie has yet to inform Weaver that she’s a virgin.
Meanwhile, Samantha talks freely about her sexual escapades. (Of course she does.) Carrie also recounts Weaver’s penchant for dreaming up stories — this one focused on a “hot vixen” named Katia — to the point that it feels like “we’re both sleeping with him,” as Carrie says.