THE CARRIE DIARIES Post-Mortem: Amy B. Harris on Carrie's 'Caught' Decision - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote

THE CARRIE DIARIES Post-Mortem: Amy B. Harris on Carrie’s ‘Caught’ Decision

February 25, 2013 by  

[Warning: This post contains spoilers for THE CARRIE DIARIES episode, “Caught.” If you haven’t seen it yet, go watch it now and then come back to see what executive producer Amy B. Harris had to say about what’s next.]

THE CARRIE DIARIES has reached the halfway point of the first season, and with that comes a big change: Carrie has quit her internship to work at “Interview Magazine.”

“I didn’t want to play for very long the idea of a hidden life,” THE CARRIE DIARIES executive producer Amy B. Harris explained. “That’s not the premise of this show. That’s a good premise of a show, that’s just not the premise of this show. And I felt like I very much wanted to be real to what would happen: you lie to your parents, you cover a whole secret life, that is going to [inevitably] blow up in your face. The fun of this for me was not to have her for the rest of the season hide a secret life, but what happens when you’ve deceived so many people; what’s the fallout?”

Of course, by having “Interview” play a bigger role on the show, that’s also allowed for more organic storytelling.

“Here’s the thing, we built an ‘Interview’ set, which was the most exciting [thing],” Harris said. “Oh my God, the set is amazing. It adds a whole other level to the show to me, which is we don’t have to constantly be fighting to show how glamorous New York is, now she’s set. She doesn’t have to be bumping into Larissa or calling Larissa. Now Larissa’s a part of her life and she’s a really fun, potentially dangerous person for Carrie to have in her life. And now she’s thrown together with her a lot. And [Walt’s potential love interest,] Bennett, we’ve set up as working at Interview, so that allows us to very easily merge stories.”

While this move makes things a bit easier, it was also important for Harris to not jump the gun on giving Carrie a spot at her dream job.

“And it was very important for me to have us earn stories,” she noted. “I didn’t want it to be in episode two [for Larissa to say], ‘Darling, come work for me!’ It was important to me she earned that right in a realistic way. But it’s been fun to watch her grow into that role and watch how that works out for her.”

Are you excited to see what Carrie does at “Interview Magazine”?

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One Response to “THE CARRIE DIARIES Post-Mortem: Amy B. Harris on Carrie’s ‘Caught’ Decision”

  1. TVang on February 26th, 2013 2:14 pm

    The Carrie Diaries has been better than I expected it to be, and I understand why Carrie quit her internship. In many ways I think it would be a totally different storyline if she hadn’t, and not necessarily a good one. I can’t believe the show is already half way through the first season; I’ve missed most of it while working night shifts at DISH. Today was the first time I was able to sit down and catch up with what I’ve missed on my DISH Hopper. The Hopper can record six shows at once during primetime too, so I can record all my favorite shows at the same time, to watch on my schedule, without worrying about recording conflicts interfering.