During a shock look on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’, Anne Hathaway revealed she was fairly far down the checklist for certainly one of her iconic film roles that just about went to Rachel McAdams!

Anne Hathaway, 38, shared an inspiring anecdote with contestants on RuPaul’s Drag Race. The Les Miserables actress appeared in the course of the episodeto shock the forged as they ready for a musical competitors, and answered varied questions for them. When one requested if there was any roles she needed to “combat tooth and nail for,” Anne surprisingly revealed she was removed from the primary option to play Andy Sachs in The Devil Wears Prada. “How a lot time do you’ve? Lots of them…I’ll provide the tea, I used to be the ninth alternative for Devil Wears Prada,” Anne admitted.

“But I bought it! Hang in there, by no means quit,” she added. In the 2006 movie based mostly on the guide of the identical title by Lauren Weisberger, Anne performs journalism grad Andy who lands a extremely coveted position because the assistant to the Editor-in-Chief of an enormous trend journal (brilliantly performed by Meryl Streep, and largely believed to be impressed by Vogue‘s Anna Wintour). Fresh off of Mean Girls and The Notebook, Rachel McAdams was director David Frankel‘s first alternative — however she turned down the position a number of instances in accordance with Variety. Claire Danes and Juliette Lewis had been additionally amongst the hundred or so actresses who had auditioned.
Anne Hathaway as Andy Sachs within the 2006 movie ‘The Devil Wears Prada.’ (Everett Collection)At the time, Anne was so eager on the position she really wrote the phrases “rent me” in a backyard outdoors of Andy’s workplace along with her finger! “I didn’t need to audition,” Anne defined again in 2016. “I needed to be affected person. I wasn’t the primary alternative,” she additionally mentioned on the time, recalling the second she heard she was forged. “I used to be placing on a shirt…I had some buddies over. I bear in mind operating out in my front room, half dressed, screaming — I bought The Devil Wears Prada! I bought The Devil Wears Prada!” she remembered.
Meryl Streep is seen taking part in highly effective trend editor Miranda Priestley in ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’ alongside assistant Andy Sachs, performed by Anne Hathaway. (Everett Collection)It seems co-star Meryl virtually didn’t do the now-iconic movie — however modified her thoughts as soon as the staff doubled their wage provide. “I’m not positive the film celebrates [character Miranda Priestly] as a lot as appreciates her enterprise accomplishments. It’s exhausting to run an enormous firm like that,” Meryl defined, confessing the unforgettable scene the place Miranda analyzes Andy’s pilling blue sweater was really her thought. Another scene that was all Meryl? The second Miranda — sans make-up or her designer garments — sits in her resort room. “I wished a scene the place she is with out her armor, the unpeeled scene within the resort room—simply to see that face with out it protecting glaze, to glimpse the girl within the businesswoman,” the Oscar winner mentioned in the identical Variety interview.