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5 Things to Know About The Devil Wears Prada, Ahead of the Sequel

It’s happening! The Devil Wears Prada is making a comeback, with a sequel already being developed by Disney.

The Devil Wears Prada

For many, this may just be the biggest news of the week — after all, TDWP has reached icon status in the sartorial world not just for its impeccable styling and hilarious scenarios, but also for its meme-worthy characters, be it Runway magazine’s icy editor Miranda Preistly (Meryl Streep), fashion fanatic Emily Charlton (Emily Blunt), or fiercely driven Andrea Sachs (Anne Hathaway).

According to reports, The Devil Wears Prada sequel will see both Blunt and Streep back in action, though no official confirmation has been made yet, and no word on Hathaway’s involvement has been made. However, while the first movie followed the story of Sachs, the new film will “follow Priestly as she navigates her career amid the decline of traditional magazine publishing and faces off against Blunt’s character, now a high-powered executive for a luxury group with advertising dollars that Priestly desperately needs.”

As we wait with baited breath for the new edition of the movie to hit theatres, here are five things you never knew about The Devil Wears Prada.

Miranda Priestly was almost played by someone else

Today, it may be impossible to imagine any other woman wearing the shoes of  Miranda Priestly, but believe it or not, Meryl Streep wasn’t all that keen to play Runway‘s editor-in-chief when she was first offered the role. According to reports, Streep’s monetary offer for the film was “slightly, if not insulting, not perhaps reflective of my actual value to the project.” Eventually, the actor received double the amount in her initial offer. “I was 55, and I had just learned, at a very late date, how to deal on my own behalf,” she said in an interview.

Meryl Streep’s Miranda Priestly never wore Prada

Contrary to the film’s iconic title, Streep’s Miranda Priestly did not wear a single piece of clothing from Prada. Instead, costume designer Patricia Fields enlisted her longtime friend Donna Karan to dress the Runway editor. According to reports, Streep also picked her character’s hair color, based on New York supermodel Carmen Dell’Orefice, who was a familiar face in Vogue.

Anna Wintour made an appearance at the film’s premiere

Not only did Anna Wintour attend the premiere of the film, which is famously said to have been loosely based on the Vogue editor-in-chief, but she also wore Prada for the event. “Anything that makes fashion entertaining and glamorous and interesting is wonderful for our industry,” Wintour told ABC News at the time. “So, I was 100 percent behind it.”

The Devil Wears Prada sparked one of Hollywood’s sweetest romances

While on set for the film, Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci formed a special friendship — one that eventually led Tucci to his future wife. While attending Blunt’s wedding to John Krasinski in 2010, Tucci met the bride’s sister, Felicity Blunt. The couple eventually tied the knot themselves two years later, making Stanley Tucci the brother-in-law of Emily Blunt.

Miranda Priestly was a permanent fixture on the film’s set

While Streep isn’t known to apply method acting to her roles, she took a different approach to playing Miranda Priestly.  According to Anne Hathaway, the actor stayed in character even the cameras were not rolling.  “When I met her she gave me a huge hug,” Hathaway shared during a 2014 appearance on The Graham Norton Show. “And I’m like, ‘Oh my God, we are going to have the best time on this movie,’ and then she’s like, ‘Ah, sweetie, that’s the last time I’m nice to you.'”

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