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Anne Hathaway, Who Was Once Desperate For a Sequel to Her $326 Million Movie, Now Feels It Would Be a Huge Mistake

Anne Hathaway, Who Was Once Desperate For a Sequel to Her $326 Million Movie, Now Feels It Would Be a Huge Mistake

Anne Hathaway is a leading Hollywood actress known for her roles in films such as The Princess Diaries and Les Misérables. She has earned various accolades throughout her career, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a Primetime Emmy Award. 

Anne Hathaway, American actress
Anne Hathaway

The actress revitalized her career by featuring in the blockbuster movie The Devil Wears Prada, This experience left her yearning for more. Having tasted success, she was unwilling to let go of that world just yet. The film also starred the veteran actress Meryl Streep. 

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Anne Hathaway Fell In Love With The Film’s Script

According to Anne Hathaway, she was enamored with the script of The Devil Wears Prada from the moment she read it, but the production company had other options besides her in mind, which posed a challenge.

“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,” director David Frankel once told Entertainment Weekly.

Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway

Popsugar had reported that other renowned actresses such as Claire Danes and Juliette Lewis were also considered for the part. Nevertheless, Hathaway’s perseverance paid off, and she eventually landed the coveted role of Andy Sachs. The actress admitted that this was the most challenging film for her to secure a role in.

Hathaway’s portrayal of Andy received critical acclaim, and the film became a financial hit. Meryl Streep said that the film’s success instigated changes in the movie industry, especially in terms of featuring more female-dominated characters. 

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Anne Hathaway Wanted A Sequel To The Film

As a fan of sequels herself, Hathaway would have relished the idea of a follow-up to her hit film. She even personally nagged executives to know if a second movie was in the works following the success of the first one. Despite discussions of a possible sequel to The Devil Wears Prada following its success, the filmmaker believed it was best to keep it as a standalone movie.

“I remember calling them after the fervour had died out in America, and Meryl Streep and I were on a press tour in Europe. I was having such a fun time talking about it all that I called up the executives at Fox who had championed it and I said, ‘Can we just come up with a story please?’ And they said ‘We’re working on it,'” Hathaway once told MTV News.

Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway

Hathaway acknowledged that the world has changed a lot since the release of The Devil Wears Prada. She believed that these changes might pose a challenge to making a sequel to the film, given the differences between the media of the mid-2000s and that of the current decade.

The Devil Wears Prada is available for renting or buying on Amazon Instant Video and Google Play.

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Source: Cheatsheet

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