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Anne Hathaway is one robust cookie on the subject of the appearing trade. Hathaway, 38, who needed to struggle to land her half within the 2006 comedy-drama, The Devil Wears Prada, revealed throughout an look Friday on RuPaul’s Drag Race that she was ninth in line for the position of Andy Sachs reverse Meryl Streep within the trend movie.

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Rachel McAdams was the manufacturing firm’s first alternative for the a part of Andy Sachs

Contestant Rosé requested Hathaway if there have been any roles she needed to “struggle tooth and nail for” to which she jokingly responded, “How a lot time do you’ve?”  “I gives you some tea: I used to be the ninth alternative for Devil Wears Prada,” she revealed. “But I bought it! Hang in there, by no means quit.”

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twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved./Courtesy Everett Collection Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci in The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

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Rachel McAdams was the primary alternative for the position due to her success in The Notebook and Mean Girls, however she repeatedly turned it down.  “I’m not going to make films simply to make films,” McAdams informed Elle journal in 2007 of her choice. “I’ve to be keen about it. And on the similar time, I can get very distracted when I’m working, and I prefer to get again to my life so much.” Juliette Lewis and Claire Danes additionally auditioned for the half. 

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Barry Wetcher/twentieth Century Fox/Kobal/Shutterstock Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Never miss a narrative — join PEOPLE’s free each day e-newsletter to remain up-to-date on the perfect of what PEOPLE has to supply, from juicy movie star information to forcing human curiosity tales. Hathaway would later inform Variety how exhausting she needed to work to get the position. “I needed to be affected person,” she informed the outlet in 2016. “I wasn’t the primary alternative.”  The actress added that she traced the phrases “rent me” within the sand of a zen backyard plant of an government after their assembly was over to catch their consideration. RELATED VIDEO: Anne Hathaway & Stanley Tucci on Reuniting for The Witches 14 Years After The Devil Wears Prada Hathaway then recalled the second she discovered she landed the position. “I used to be placing on a shirt,” she mentioned. “I had some buddies over. I bear in mind working out in my front room, half dressed, screaming — I bought The Devil Wears Prada! I bought The Devil Wears Prada!”

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