The fact that Hathaway was hired to play the clumsy assistant Andy Sachs at all borders on a miracle.
How doggedly fought for the role
On Friday (February 19), the Oscar winner chatted up close and personal. She was a virtual guest on the TV show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and encouraged the participants. When she was asked by one of the drag queens if she had ever had to fight “tooth and nail” for a role, Hathaway replied, visibly amused: “How much time do you have?”
The British “Daily Mail” published the excerpt.
Successful adaptation of the novel
The Devil Wears Prada” is based on the novel of the same name by Lauren Weisberger (43) from 2003. In the film, Hathaway can be seen as the initially unpresentable assistant to Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep, 71), editor-in-chief of a prestigious fashion magazine. Juliette Lewis (47) and Claire Danes (41) are also said to have auditioned for the role at the time. Rachel McAdams (42, “Like a single day”), the first choice of those responsible for casting, turned down the role offer.
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