‘Carrie Diaries’ Set Visit: How Will Walt And Donna’s Relationship Affect Maggie?Posted: March 11, 2013
Big changes are coming for the kids at Castlebury High! Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb) and Sebastian (Austin Butler) may be rekindling their relationship but it’s Walt (Brendan Dooling) and Donna’s (Chloe Bridges) new romance on The Carrie Diaries that has us all in a tizzy. Get ready Maggie, (Katie Findlay) because we highly doubt you’ll like this new couple strolling hand-in-hand in the hallways. What will come of Maggie and Walt’s friendship? Does Donna have true feelings? We caught up with the cast on set a few weeks back, and have been putting together the pieces now that there’s a new couple in town.
“I have always been of the opinion that they really do adore each other. I think that both of them don’t quite know what they want out of love and intimacy yet, and unfortunately they’re stuck in each other’s crossfire,” Findlay said before viewers initially found out about their breakup. “And if you really think about both of their personalities, at a later date they would be really be rockin’ friends. She’s exactly the, ‘Oh my God, we’re doing it!’ that he needs. But right now, they’re stumbling all over each other in an attempt to fulfill themselves romantically. So, I do think that they’re buddies. I do think that she would do anything for him, but sometimes a girl’s got needs.”
Needs that definitely pushed Walt even more into Donna’s arms. But how will Maggie handle it? He’s been the loyal one, so does she have the right to be angry? “He’s a really great listener and I can’t tell a story for my life so I really prefer to listen,” Dooling mentioned on set. “But he’s also an introvert. He doesn’t have a lot of ways to express himself and I’m practically a recluse. I keep to myself in terms of my emotions and socialization. So we are similar in that way too.”
Which makes the Walt and Donna duo that much more unusual, and gives another storyline twist for the CW series. “I think Donna’s one of those people who hasn’t thought much about life outside of high school, or any kind of longevity. She’ll burn bridges and not think about the fact that maybe she’ll want that bridge later, or maybe she shouldn’t be so awful and maybe she should think about the future a little bit,” Bridges admitted. Later adding that its simply fun to play the mean girl. “I always think the characters that cause the most trouble are the most fun because you get to do all the exciting stuff, like cause drama.”
Though Donna loves starting trouble, didn’t it look like her feelings for Walt were sincere by the end of last week’s episode? Carrie is sure to be angry about it too, but Bridges makes us think it might not be as bad. “It starts off as just enemy, me giving her trouble,” Bridges reveals about their relationship. “But I think it develops maybe to frenemy. There are sides to Donna that come out later that aren’t as evil originally. It’s definitely a dynamic relationship that changes.”
A change is possible, but somehow we think her new fling with Walt will leave Carrie and the rest of the gang hating on Donna even more.