It is hard to believe, but Anne Hathaway was not the first choice for the producers of “The Devil Wears Prada”. It turns out that the creators in this role saw more … Rachel McAdams!
If you are a fan of this movie, this news will surely interest you! The stars of this 2006 hit were recently interviewed by Entertainment Weekly. Interestingly, some surprising details appeared in it, incl. about casting for the role of Andy. We can’t imagine an actress other than Anne Hathaway, but the producers had a different idea for the character.
Instead of Anne Hathaway, she was supposed to star in “The Devil Wears Prada”! The actress turned down the role three times
Hathaway was only the ninth choice of a production studio. Let us repeat: the ninth! The creators of the film “The Devil Wears Prada” previously tried to engage stars such as Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Kate Hudson, Kirsten Dunst or Rachel McAdams. The last actress refused the producers of this project three times. “The studio was determined to have her, but she was determined to say no“director David Frankel revealed.
On the other hand, Anna Hathaway fought hard to get this engagement, and that appealed to the filmmakers. “I remember sitting on my couch in my office explaining why she wanted to do this, why she had to play the role and even taking notes for the script for the third act“admitted Elizabeth Gabler, former president of Fox 2000.”Annie never gave up. She did not stop campaigning, calling, even entered Carla Hacken’s office [kierowniczki w Fox] and wrote in her zen garden: ‘Hire me’“- she added.
Even Meryl Streep was involved in this engagement. The actress said she wanted to meet Hathaway, and that was when Brokeback Mountain Secrets hit theaters. After watching the scenes with Anne and meeting the younger actress, she called Tom Rothman from Fox and said: “Yes, this girl is great and I think we will have a good working relationship. “
“I remember the moment when I found out that I got this role. I was running around my apartment shouting with happiness. My friends were at my place then, so I ran to the living room and shouted:” I’ll be in the movie The Devil Wears Prada “” “- she admitted Anne Hathaway.
Recall, “The Devil Wears Prada” was shot in 2006. The film received two Academy Award nominations (for Best Leading Actress and Costume Design), three nominations (including one for Meryl Streep) for Golden Globes, and five BAFTA nominations.