Can you believe it’s been 10 years since ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ was released in theaters? Well, it’s the truth! In an all-new interview, the cast reveals set secrets, including Meryl Streep’s inspiration for Miranda!
The Devil Wears Prada is turning 10 years old on June 30, and it’s still one of the best movies ever made. Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt all sat down for a new interview, and they spilled movie secrets like who was supposed to play Andy, whether they’re up for a sequel and more!
1. Meryl pretty much turned down the role — until she got the money she deserved!
“The offer was to my mind slightly, if not insulting, not perhaps reflective of my actual value to the project,” Meryl tells our sister site Variety. “There was my ‘goodbye moment,’ and then they doubled the offer. I was 55, and I had just learned, at a very late date, how to deal on my own behalf.” Slay, Meryl. SLAY!
2. There was no one playing Nigel until 72 hours before his character debuted.
The Devil Wears Prada director couldn’t find an actor to play Nigel for months. Stanley Tucci accepted the now-beloved role only 72 before he was to be on set!
3. Fox wanted Rachel McAdams to play Andy.
Fox pursued Rachel McAdams for the role of Andy. Rachel turned down the role multiple times, and this allowed Anne to get the role!
4. The character of Emily was supposed to be American.
Emily, who was on callbacks for the lead role in Eragon, read for the role of Miranda’s first assistant at the last minute. She read the lines in a British accent. The character was supposed to be American.
“‘Listen I would have cast you off the tape, but the studio wants to see you one more time,'” Emily says director David Frankel told her. “‘Can you do what you did but dress the part more?'” Emily read for the role in jeans and flip flops. Love it.
5. Miranda’s voice was inspired by — Clint Eastwood.
Many speculated that Miranda was based off of Vogue’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, but Meryl has adamantly denied this. She finally reveals the identities of the people she based Miranda voice and humor on.
“The voice I got from Clint Eastwood,” Streep says. “He never, ever, ever raises his voice and everyone has to lean in to listen, and he is automatically the most powerful person in the room. But he is not funny. That I stole from Mike Nichols. The way the cruelest cutting remark, if it is delivered with a tiny self-amused curlicue of irony, is the most effective instruction, the most memorable correction, because everyone laughs, even the target. The walk, I’m afraid, is mine.”
6. Could a sequel be in the works?
“I’m not sure if could is the right question,” Anne says. “Should there be? I’d love to make a movie with all the people again that’s something totally different.”
Anne believes that one Devil Wears Prada movie is enough. “It’s good to leave it as it is,” she continues. The girl has a point…
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