The actress virtually opened one of her most famous roles during “RuPaul’s Drag Race”! Apart from that, among other things Anne Hathaway revealed that she wasn’t even close to being the first choice for her role in The Devil Wears Prada!
In fact, she wasn’t even the second or third choice, or fourth or fifth!
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Instead, the lucky number for them at the time was 9!
That’s true! According to the actress, she was the ninth choice for the lead role, but she got it anyway!
That role went to almost none other than Rachel McAdams.
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It all started when she was asked if she had ever fought for a role.
Anne replied: How much time do you have? Lots of them … I’ll give you the tea, I was the ninth pick for Devil Wears Prada. But I got it! Hold on, never give up. “
Variety also reported that Rachel McAdams was director David Frankel’s first choice!
However, she refused more than once.
Not to mention, there have apparently been around a hundred other actresses auditioning for the role, including Juliette Lewis and Claire Danes.
But Anne definitely wanted it the most since she was apparently wearing “Hire Me” with her finger in the garden outside Andy’s office at the time!
“I didn’t have to audition. I had to be patient. I wasn’t the first choice.”
When she found out she got the part, she remembered, “I put on a shirt … I had some friends. I remember running into my living room half-dressed and screaming – I did The Devil Wears Prada! I have The Devil Wears Prada! “
As for the other main character in the film, it turns out that Meryl Streep was almost not the only occupation as they refused to take it.
She changed her mind when the team offered her double the salary they originally offered her.