'Carrie Diaries' Casts Lindsey Gort as Samantha Jones: Will She Be Sam in Spirit?

Carrie Diaries has officially cast who I deem to be the best Sex and the City character of them all, Samantha Jones. And it so happens that Lindsey Gort, the new girl on the block set to play the most famous sex kitten in television history, looks extraordinarily like Kim Cattrall. I mean, look at her.

But looks do not a Sam Jones make, and I can't help but wonder (Carrie Bradshaw-style): Is it enough that Gort looks a lot like Cattrall? Or will she also be able to fill those big, sexy shoes?

I refuse to knock this girl's acting chops before she even has a chance to prove herself — it's just that a young Samantha Jones is hard to imagine at best. Her claim to fame is her independence and the stunning amounts of casual sex she has. How can a much-younger version of her possibly align with these ideals without seeming creepy?

Then there's the question of how can you best cast a role that largely depends on looking like someone else. Gort is a dead ringer for young Kim, but that is not to say she's going to be able to seamlessly become Cattrall's famous role with similar ease. That's a lot to ask of someone, let alone someone who is meant to play a teenager who someday becomes the Samantha Jones we know and love.I'm not saying it can't be done. I'm just saying I'm dubious. Image: HBO; IMDB