Anne Hathaway’s role in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ was offered to Rachel McAdams three times

However Hathaway, who played the lead function of Andy Sachs, a wide-eyed assistant to Meryl Streep’s Miranda Priestly at a high-fashion shiny publication, practically wasn’t cast.
In a 15th anniverary narrative history of the motion picture, the cast informed Home entertainment Weekly some behind-the-scenes tricks on the hit movie.

Director David Frankel, who adjusted Lauren Weisberger’s enormously effective book of the exact same name, stated Streep was signed on, however they required their Andy. Rachel McAdams, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Kate Hudson and Kirsten Dunst were all on the list.

“We started negotiating with Annie to make a deal, and that didn’t go well with the studio…. We offered it to Rachel McAdams three times. The studio was determined to have her, and she was determined not to do it,” Frankel informed EW.

Hathaway campaigned for the function, calling and going to studio executives to attempt to encourage them to offer her the part.

“It spoke to me. It made me feel. It was about a subject that I take very seriously, but in such a wonderfully joyful and lighthearted way,” Hathaway stated of her character.

Frankel stated it was Streep who persuaded everybody Hathaway might pull it off.

“Meryl was eager to make the movie, and she said ‘let me meet with her.’ ‘Brokeback Mountain’ was about to come out. Annie had a wonderful, small role in that. And Meryl watched that scene from the movie, she met with her and called up Tom Rothman at Fox and said, ‘Yeah, this girl’s great, and I think we’ll work well together,'” Frankel stated.

When the call came, Hathaway stated her response was a no brainer.

“I patiently waited until it was my turn, and I got the call. It was the easiest yes in the world. I remember the moment I found out I got the part, I just ran screaming through my apartment. I had a bunch of friends over at the time, I just jumped up in the living room and screamed, ‘I’m going to be in The Devil Wears Prada!'” she informed the publication.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.