Based on the best-selling book by Lauren Weisberger, The Devil Wears Prada was a surprisingly huge box office hit — it grossed $326 million worldwide and was praised by critics. Starring Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt, the film is a comedy drama about a college graduate who moves to New York City and lands a job working as the assistant of a powerful fashion magazine editor. Even though it’s been over a decade since the film came out, it’s still hugely popular among fans! Here’s a look back at 12 things you probably didn’t know about The Devil Wears Prada!
12. The Role of Andy
Fox originally wanted to cast Rachel McAdams in the role of Andy, but McAdams turned it down several times because she wanted to get away from mainstream films. Meanwhile, Hathaway was desperate to get her first “adult role” so she practically begged Fox’s then-executive president Carla Hacken’s for the role. After meeting Hacken for the first time, Hathaway traced the words “hire me” in the sand of a zen garden in the office. Once she got the part, she prepared for the role by volunteering as an assistant at Christie’s auction house for a week to get some office experience.