Based on the best-selling book by Lauren Weisberger, The Devil Wears Prada was a surprisingly huge box office hit — it grossed $ 326 million worldwide and was praised by critics. Starring Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt, the film is a comedy drama about a college graduate who moves to New York City and lands a job working as the assistant of a powerful fashion magazine editor. Even though it’s been over a decade since the film came out, it’s still hugely popular among fans! Here’s a look back at 12 things you probably didn’t know about The Devil Wears Prada!
Fox originally wanted to cast Rachel McAdams in the role of Andy, but McAdams turned it down several times because she wanted to get away from mainstream films. Meanwhile, Hathaway was desperate to get her first “adult role” so she practically begged Fox’s then-executive president Carla Hacken’s for the role. After meeting Hacken for the first time, Hathaway traced the words “hire me” in the sand of a zen garden in the office. Once she got the part, she prepared for the role by volunteering as an assistant at Christie’s auction house for a week to get some office experience.
The production team had a hard time casting the beloved role of Nigel. For whatever reason, scheduling conflicts kept getting in the way and it was increasingly hard to find the right actor to play the part. They finally landed Stanley Tucci, but he only accepted the part 72 hours before he had to start filming on set! He said he kind of had to learn the character as they went. “I was cast a few days before we started shooting so I didn’t have much time to see him clearly. I kind of had to figure out who it was as we went along though it was really well written so that made it a bit easier,” said Tucci.
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