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Anne Hathaway Confirms a Possible Princess Diaries 3

Are you ready for Princess Diaries 3? The Devil Wears Prada actress hinted that a third film in her royal franchise is in the works.


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“This was the film that changed my life,” actor Anne Hathaway told Vanity Fair in a recent interview. The star was speaking, of course, of The Princess Diaries, the 2001 film that arguably made her a household name while still in her teens. Over two decades later, the movie (and its 2004 sequel) hasn’t left the public’s heart—or Hathaway’s, as she’s now saying that a third installment in the franchise isn’t out of the question.

A visibly emotional Hathaway told VF that she hadn’t seen the iconic film in “maybe 20 years,” and noted that The Princess Diaries “wound up being so big, and it’s just gotten bigger as my life has progressed.” But at the time of that conversation, she was referring to the film in the past tense.

That past tense might become a present tense, if Hathaway’s comments in a recent interview come to fruition. In a podcast and conversation with the New York Times Magazine published Saturday, reporter David Marchese asks the now-41-year-old, “Is anything cooking with a Princess Diaries 3? Hathaway’s response was a simple ”Yep.”

When pressed for more details, she responded, “I don’t think it would be nice.” (Vanity Fair has reached out to Hathaway for additional comment.)

The confirmation follows an interview with V Magazine published earlier this week, when the actor was a bit more coy. “We’re in a good place,” she said when asked about Princess Diaries 3. “That’s all I can say. There’s nothing to announce yet. But we’re in a good place.”

This is a change from the gentle dismissal that the actor has previously offered. For example, Deadline notes that Hathaway said just last month, “It’s quite a long time now since the two Diaries were done, and I’m not sure, but sometimes it’s best to leave a good thing alone. I don’t like it when people milk and milk and milk the subject, you know, ’til it’s dead.”

Hathaway also seems open to a The Devil Wears Prada sequel, but said nothing is in development. “We all love each other and if somebody could come up with a way to do it, I think we’d all be crazy not to.”

“But there’s a huge difference in the world now with technology, and one of the things about that particular story is it was about producing a physical object, added Hathaway. ”Now, with so much being digital, it would just be very different. Maybe me, Stanley [Tucci], Emily [Blunt], Meryl [Streep], Dave Frankel, Patricia Field…we should just all do something else together.”

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