In a heartwarming reunion, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt, stars of the iconic 2006 film “The Devil Wears Prada,” recently came together for a delightful discussion on Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series. This reunion, seventeen years in the making, took fans on a nostalgic journey, recalling their initial meeting and the profound impact of the film on their lives.
A Chance Encounter and Instant Stardom
Anne Hathaway, now 41, vividly shared the moment she first met Emily Blunt, then an “amazing girl out of England” with an undeniable comedic flair. Hathaway recalled the excitement surrounding Blunt’s potential casting, emphasizing her immediate impression of meeting a true “movie star.” As they embarked on a casual coffee outing and a stroll around Hathaway’s neighborhood, a genuine connection began to form.
The Joy Bomb: Making “The Devil Wears Prada”
Recalling the days of filming “The Devil Wears Prada,” Emily Blunt, currently starring in “Oppenheimer,” described the experience as a “joy bomb.” Despite the uncertainty surrounding the film’s eventual impact, the camaraderie and shared laughter during its production left an indelible mark. Blunt admitted that the movie, now quoted to her weekly, became a transformative force in her life, solidifying its status as the film that changed her trajectory.
A Sequel Dream: Revisiting “The Devil Wears Prada”
While nearly two decades have passed since the film’s release, both Hathaway and Blunt have expressed eagerness about the prospect of revisiting the beloved world of “The Devil Wears Prada.” Blunt, during a November 2022 appearance on The View, enthusiastically stated that she would join a sequel “in a heartbeat” for the sheer joy of reuniting with the cast.
At the premiere of her recent film “She Came to Me” in October 2022, Hathaway, known for her role in the indie thriller “Eileen,” echoed this sentiment, expressing her desire to collaborate with Meryl Streep again. However, Hathaway acknowledged the challenges, acknowledging Streep’s busy schedule.