Ellen Wong Makes Sex and the City History Tonight

January 14, 2013 3:38 PM

The Carrie Diaries

We first fell for Canadian actress Ellen Wong (above, left) when she starred in our friend and colleague, director Adam Azimov's, short film Silent Cargo, for which she received a 2012 ACTRA Award nomination.

Based on that intense role and a more playful – but still kickass – turn in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Refinery 29 and Business Insider called her one to watch in 2012, alongside Alison Pill, Elizabeth Olsen, Chloe Moretz and AnnaSophia Robb, her co-star in The Carrie Diaries, which premieres tonight on the CW.

There's big hype for this prequel to Sex and the City, not just in the media but in our own hearts and minds. We still put the DVDs of the original HBO series on when we're hanging out with the girls or when a particular episode speaks to our mood and we're eager to be taken back to the 1980s to see where it all began. To play a part in that cultural anthology is a big deal.

Ellen plays Carrie's hometown Connecticut BFF “Mouse”, a character that's allowing Ellen to create the kind of person she never saw on television when she was growing up. “Coming from a Chinese family, I had a different world at home than at school,” she told Flare Magazine in their February issue. “I want to bring that to the show: the two different world that Mouse navigates.”

The show's tagline: “Be who you want to become” is a motto we can definitely get behind and as big fans of Candace Bushnell (creator, writer and also executive producer this time around), Ellen and a production team that includes Sex and the City and Gossip Girl alum Amy Harris, we think we've got Monday nights booked for the season.

Here's a sneak peek featuring Ellen as “Mouse”. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter tonight to let us know what you thought of the series premiere!

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