There must be hardly anyone who hasn’t watched and enjoyed The Devil Wears Prada. We believe that there could be no one besides Anne Hathaway who could perfectly fit into this role. But did you know that she was not one of the director’s first choices for this role?
Anne shared an inspiring episode of her life with the contestants on RuPaul’s Drag Race. During the episode, the Les Miserables actress appeared to surprise the cast as they prepared for a music contest and answered various questions for them. When asked if there were any roles she had to “fight tooth and nail” for, the actress surprisingly revealed that she was far from the first choice to play Andy Sachs in the movie mentioned above.
Anne Hathaway admitted she was the ninth pick for The Devil Wears Prada. “But I have it! Hang in there, never give up, ”she added. We saw Anne play journalism graduate Andy in this 2006 film based on a novel of the same name. The story tells how this journalism graduate lands a coveted role as the assistant editor of a major fashion magazine brilliantly played by Meryl Streep.
Did you know that Rachel McAdams, who was herself a sensation at the time, was director David Frankel’s first choice? Anne Hathaway got her chance when the premiere declined the role several times, according to Variety. Claire Danes and Juliette Lewis were also among the hundred or so actresses who auditioned. Anne was so desperate to get the part at the time that she literally wrote the words “Hire Me” in a garden outside Andy’s office with her finger. Well, it certainly worked in his favor!
In an interview in 2016, Anne explained: “I didn’t have to audition. I had to be patient. I was not the first choice. Recalling the happy moment she heard she was cast for the movie, the actress revealed, “I was putting on a shirt… I had friends. I remember running into my living room, half dressed, screaming – the devil is wearing Prada! I have The Devil Wears Prada! “
Well, now we know that Anne Hathaway had to really struggle to get a role in this movie. What do you think of the same?
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