AnnaSophia Robb in a bikini on Company magazine cover: Living on my own in NYC was lonely. I moved there to film The Carrie Diaries. When I was living on my own it was definitely lonely, it was the first time I lived away from home on my own. And that can be difficult for any young person, my friends who were going to university around that time, felt the same. You go from knowing the routine you have known your whole life and being around people you have known for ages, to meeting a whole new set of people and experiencing changes.
I like the dirty, busy, loudness of the city, it has such great energy. It has so much to offer, you can have a really special time there. However, New York is one of those places that you have to figure out how you want to handle it because it’s like a garden of Eden- temptations at every corner. So you have to navigate its waters and decide the path you want to take.
I like being my goofy self. One of our producers on The Carrie Diaries told me they liked me for the role of Carrie because during my audition they asked me to dance like I was at the school prom. I started doing my chicken dance, I was just being my goofy self and I guess they liked that I could be myself, and comfortable in my skin, like Carrie.
Carrie’s curly hair is such a huge part of the character. Having the curly hair wig helped me get into the Carrie vibe each time I got on set. It was fun for me, because I love curly hair I think it’s sexy.
I love Ed Sheeran. I met him at the Country Music Awards a few months back and went bright red. I was so excited that I went up to him and said, ‘I’m such a huge fan!’. Everything he does is so beautiful. I love Mumford & Sons too. Who doesn’t? I mean, there are so many great English bands. For such a small country you guys really pull out the big guns.’