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It could have been an awkward moment. In New York City on Monday, Sarah Jessica Parker -- a.k.a the original Carrie Bradshaw of Sex & The City -- attended a luncheon hosted by Cosmo magazine. So did AnnaSophia Robb, the 20-year-old actress who currently plays the teen version of the character on The Carrie Diaries.
Eyeing a newsworthy shot, photographers prodded Robb to pose with the woman who'd made her character famous back in 2004, when Robb was just 5 years old. "Only if she wants to," Robb replied. Though Parker had sent Robb a letter with well wishes in 2012 (when she landed the role of young Carrie), the two had never spoken in person. And when Parker was asked about the revamped teen version of her show in a 2013 magazine interview, she admitted: "You know, I think it's one of those tests of your generosity."
But if Robb had any doubts about Parker's willingness to be photographed together, they were quickly dispelled. The two not only posed for photographers, but they chatted casually. (Imagine the sensation this must have caused among gawking party guests.) "I feel like I know you," Parker told Robb. Here's the pic that was posted on Cosmo's Twitter feed:
"It was an honor to meet her," Robb gushed afterwards. "I felt very comfortable because she's so easy to talk to and down to earth."
Coincidentally, Robb recently met one of Parker's castmates, Cynthia Nixon, in the bathroom at a Broadway show. "I was at the counter, and I went, 'Oh, hi, I'm on the Carrie Diaries show,'" she told Vanity Fair. "I'm a big fan. ... It was just kind of one of those New York run-ins." With self-depracating charm, Robb added that "she had no idea [who I was], which is the best part."
Jennifer Graham Kizer is an iVillage contributing writer. Follow her on Google+.