‘The Carrie Diaries’ Star Katie Findlay Talks Maggie, Style Mishaps + More!
Katie Findlay gave us the scoop on ‘80s style, hilarious stories from the set, and what the future might bring for Maggie.
Even if you ditched your ‘80s duds years ago, you’ll be hard-pressed not to be charmed by teen drama series The Carrie Diaries. Fans know Katie Findlay as the fast-talking, sarcastic Maggie Landers. And with the show’s successful first season underway, it’s only a matter of time before the 22-year-old actress books all the coveted Hollywood roles she could handle! We chatted with the sharp-witted Findlay about all things Maggie-related, relationships gone wrong, and her villainous dream role.
Betty Confidential: Where were you when you found out you were chosen to star in The Carrie Diaries and how did you find out?
Katie Findlay: I was staying with a friend in L.A. and my agent sent me a round of one-word text messages, but they all came in out of order. I was in the apartment alone and had to figure it out by piecing together the messages.
BC: Were you a Sex and the City fan before working on the show?
KF: I had never actually seen an episode. Shortly before I auditioned for the role, I started watching the first season, so a lot of Sex and the City entered my life at once.
BC: For readers who are unfamiliar with your character, what are three words you’d use to describe Maggie?
KF: Lovable. Hot. Mess.
BC: How does your character now compare to previous roles you’ve taken on?
KF: I’ve never done this type of character, which is fine. In the past, I’ve tended to play sarcastic, gothic daughters. Maggie is sarcastic and a bit ditsy; she dresses like a Barbie doll and talks really fast, so it’s a lot of fun.
Up next: Findlay talks Maggie’s future and more!