Anne Hathaway has revealed she fought to the very finish to land the lead in The Satan Wears Prada, after being ninth in line for the function of Andy Sachs within the 2006 film.
The Oscar-winning star, who performed plucky assistant Andy to Meryl Streep’s horrifying vogue journal editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly, made the admission throughout an look on RuPaul’s Drag Race as she inspired the contestants to “by no means quit.”
When Drag Race star Rosé requested the actress if there have been any roles she needed to “struggle tooth and nail for,” Hathaway jokingly responded, “How a lot time do you will have?”
“I will provide you with some tea: I used to be the ninth Choice for Satan Wears Prada,” she continued. “But I acquired it! Dangle in there, by no means quit.”
Rachel McAdams was the primary Choice, following the success of The Notebook and Imply Ladies, But she reportedly turned it down.
Talking to ELLE in 2007 about her decision to say no the half, McAdams defined, “I am not going to make movies simply to make movies. I’ve to be enthusiastic about it. And on the identical time, I can get very distracted after I’m working, and I prefer to get again to my life rather a lot.”
It is reported that Homeland star Clare Danes and actress Juliette Lewis also auditioned for the function.
“I needed to be affected person,” Hathaway beforehand informed Variety about securing the half. “I wasn’t the primary Choice.” She also added that she traced the phrases “rent me” within the sand of a zen backyard plant belonging to an govt following their assembly to catch their consideration.
The Satan Wears Prada, based on the novel by former journal assistant Lauren Weisberger, also starred Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci.