Anne Hathaway Was ‘9th Choice’ for ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Role


There can solely be one Andy Sachs! Anne Hathaway received actual in regards to the struggles she confronted earlier than touchdown her iconic position in The Devil Wears Prada.

The Oscar winner, 38, appeared on the Friday, February 19, episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, throughout which a contestant named Rosé requested her if she needed to “fight tooth and nail for” any elements in her prolonged career. “How much time do you have?” Hathaway quipped.

Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, and Emily Blunt in ‘The Devil Wears Prada.’ Barry Wetcher/twentieth Century Fox/Kobal/Shutterstock

The Princess Diaries star then recounted her expertise touchdown her position within the 2006 movie. “I will give you some tea: I was the ninth choice for Devil Wears Prada,” she famous. “But I got it! Hang in there; never give up.”

Hathaway starred because the assistant to ruthless style journal editor Miranda Priestly — performed by Meryl Streep — within the film. Emily Blunt (Emily), Stanley Tucci (Nigel), Adrian Grenier (Nate) and Simon Baker (Christian) rounded out the A-list cast. Streep, 71, received a Golden Globe and obtained an Oscar nod for her position.

Rachel McAdams spoke out in 2007 about repeatedly passing on the a part of Andy. “I’m not going to make movies just to make movies,” the Mean Girls star, 42, advised Elle magazine on the time of being the best choice for the position. “I have to be passionate about it. And at the same time, I can get very distracted when I’m working, and I like to get back to my life a lot.”

Anne Hathaway Reveals She Was the ‘9th Choice’ for ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Lead
Anne Hathaway in ‘The Devil Wears Prada.’ Barry Wetcher/twentieth Century Fox/Kobal/Shutterstock

Claire Danes and Juliette Lewis auditioned for the lead too, however Hathaway in the end landed the job.

The Bride Wars actress advised Variety in June 2016 that she “had to be patient” whereas ready for issues to pan out. “I was putting on a shirt,” she recalled of studying that she received the half. “I had some buddies over. I remember running out in my living room, half-dressed, screaming — I got The Devil Wears Prada! I got The Devil Wears Prada!”

Hathaway shared one other revelation about her career in January, noting that the world has been calling her by the unsuitable title for years. “Call me Annie, everybody. Everybody, call me Annie, please,” she mentioned on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, including that she desires to be referred to as “anything but Anne.”

The Ocean’s 8 star defined that she used her formal moniker for her Screen Actors Guild card after she appeared in a business at age 14. However, solely her mom calls her Anne “when she’s really mad,” resulting in hilarious outcomes when she hears the title. “So every time I step out in public and someone calls my name, I think they’re going to yell at me.”

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