20th Century Fox’s first option to play style journal assistant Andy Sachs was actress Rachel McAdams, in accordance with director David Frankel.
The forged reunited after 15 years for a digital sitdown with Leisure Weekly and Frankel revealed McAdams turned down the half thrice.
“The studio was very decided to have Rachel star in that film,” Frankel mentioned. “And he or she was very decided to not do it.”
Earlier than signing with Hathaway, fellow stars Kirsten Dunst, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, and Kate Hudson had been additionally approached concerning the half.
“I simply sort of knew that it was the place to be, so I very patiently waited till it was my flip, and I bought the decision. It was the simplest sure on this planet,” Hathaway confessed.
Meryl Streep, who performed fierce style editor Miranda Priestly, helped Hathaway land the half.
“Meryl was desirous to make the film, and she or he mentioned ‘Let me meet with her,’” Frankel advised Leisure Weekly. “‘Brokeback Mountain’ was about to come back out. Annie had a beautiful, small position in that. And Meryl watched that scene from the film, she met along with her and referred to as up Tom Rothman at Fox and mentioned, ‘Yeah, this girl’s nice, and I feel we’ll work properly collectively.’ “
Hathaway added how excited she was the get the decision.
“I keep in mind the second I came upon I bought the half: I simply ran screaming by way of my house,” she mentioned. “I had a bunch of pals over on the time. I simply jumped up in the lounge and screamed, ‘I’m going to be in ‘The Satan Wears Prada!’ I simply had a sense that it was gonna be big.”
The movie went on to gross over $326 million worldwide on the field workplace.