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July 27th, 2011 1:54pm EDT | SheKnows Entertainment By: SheKnows Entertainment favorite Add to My News

The cast of Sex and the City 3 has just been unveiled. Did they get it right with their choices for Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte?

Selena Gomez to play Charlotte in Sex and the City 3

We can’t believe it: Sex and the City 3 is really happening!  The third installment of the uber-popular series based on writer Candace Bushnell’s books will start filming later this year.

Oh, but don’t expect to see Sarah Jessica Parker and the gang back on your big screen. Instead, Sex and the City 3 is based on Bushnell’s prequels to the series: The Carrie Diaries and Summer And The City. Both books go through the lives of our favorite foursome before they became the Manhattan tour de force that we all know and love

The only problem? They’ve already cast the leads for the film -- and they’re so off-base it’s scary. It’s like they just threw darts at a wall filled with photos of every Hollywood “it” girl and called it a day. Carrie is none other than the younger sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen: Elizabeth Olsen. The younger Olsen, 22, lacks that sort of Midwestern girl charm and wide-eyes that Carrie has as a young transplant in the big city.

Sexpot Samantha will be played by none other than the pot-pie loving Blake Lively. Sure, Lively is sexy -- and blond -- but she hardly has that sort of easy naughtiness that Samantha needs. However, the first two aren’t nearly as mis-cast as the second two: Emma Roberts as Miranda and Selena Gomez as Charlotte.

No, no, no! We love us some Emma Roberts -- she’s pretty, smart and talented -- but she’s no Miranda. Roberts lacks Miranda’s level-headedness and brains -- and dare we say she’s a bit too spunky for the role. As for Gomez -- where do we start? Sure, we like her -- she’s the Bieb’s girlfriend and a pretty good actress and singer, after all. However, she’s nowhere near as neurotic as Charlotte and thinking of her talking about sex makes us think about Justin Bieber and sex in the same sentence. Just… no.

SheKnows casts Sex and the City 3

Okay, so we’re outspoken about our disdain for the new cast of Sex and the City 3. Our parents taught us to put up or shut up, so we did our own little casting of the film and this is who we think make the best Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte.

Leighton Meester as Carrie

Go with us on this one: Leighton Meester is gorgeous, but she knows how to play innocent well Meester can draw on her past to play new-girl-in-a-big-city Carrie Bradshaw -- and she’ll know how to turn on the New York charm, thanks to her Gossip Girl training.

We want Leighton Meester as Carrie Bradshaw

Evan Rachel Wood as Samantha

True Blood queen Evan Rachel Wood is a bit dark, definitely sexy -- yet, she's approachable. She’s like that cool chick that every guy wants and every girl wants to be friends with -- making her the perfect person to show Carrie how they do it in New York City.

Oh, and she’s a blond so that takes care of that part.

We want Evan Rachel Wood as Samantha

Lea Michelle as Charlotte

Charlotte is pretty, brunette and a bit crazy -- so is Lea Michele. Well, Michele is pretty and brunette, but she’s probably not a nut. She does play a nut, though: Rachel Berry on Glee, anyone? Michele has the right sort of mixture for the perfect young Charlotte.

We want Lea Michelle as Charlotte

Kat Dennings as Miranda

Kat Dennings has created a cult following for playing sexy-and-smart characters in movies like Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and she received rave reviews for her turn in Thor. Dennings can play the politicially-minded Miranda and actually make it believable, unlike Roberts.

We want Kat Dennings as Miranda

Now, your turn: Who would you cast in Sex and the City 3? Did we nail it with our picks, or do you have better ideas?

 

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