Anne Hathaway’s role in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ was offered to Rachel McAdams three times

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However Hathaway, who played the lead position of Andy Sachs, a wide-eyed assistant to Meryl Streep’s Miranda Priestly at a high-fashion shiny journal, virtually wasn’t solid.
In a fifteenth anniverary oral historical past of the film, the solid advised Entertainment Weekly some behind-the-scenes secrets and techniques on the hit movie.

Director David Frankel, who tailored Lauren Weisberger’s massively profitable e book of the identical identify, stated Streep was signed on, however they wanted their Andy. Rachel McAdams, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Kate Hudson and Kirsten Dunst had been all on the listing.

“We began negotiating with Annie to make a deal, and that did not go properly with the studio…. We supplied it to Rachel McAdams 3 times. The studio was decided to have her, and he or she was decided to not do it,” Frankel advised EW.

Hathaway campaigned for the position, calling and visiting studio executives to attempt to persuade them to offer her the half.

“It spoke to me. It made me really feel. It was a few topic that I take very significantly, however in such a splendidly joyful and lighthearted approach,” Hathaway stated of her character.

Frankel stated it was Streep who satisfied everybody Hathaway may pull it off.

“Meryl was desperate to make the film, and he or she stated ‘let me meet along with her.’ ‘Brokeback Mountain’ was about to come back out. Annie had a beautiful, small position in that. And Meryl watched that scene from the film, she met along with her and known as up Tom Rothman at Fox and stated, ‘Yeah, this woman’s nice, and I believe we’ll work properly collectively,'” Frankel stated.

When the decision got here, Hathaway stated her reply was a no brainer.

“I patiently waited till it was my flip, and I obtained the decision. It was the best sure on this planet. I keep in mind the second I came upon I obtained the half, I simply ran screaming via my condo. I had a bunch of mates over on the time, I simply jumped up in the lounge and screamed, ‘I will be in The Satan Wears Prada!'” she advised the publication.

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