Anne Hathaway Says Meryl Streep Stayed in Frosty Character During The Devil Wears Prada Shoot
After a warm, welcoming hug, Streep didn't break character as an imperious fashion editor during production on the 2006 hit
Anne Hathaway says she’d still be game to shoot a sequel to The Devil Wears Prada, even as she recalled how costar Meryl Streep quickly flipped from warm colleague to imperious editrix to stay in character while shooting the fashionista-inspired film.
Appearing on the BBC’s Graham Norton Show, Hathaway, 31, shared that while nothing is in the works for a follow-up to the 2006 hit, reteaming with the three-time Academy Award winner will be enough to make her return, Elle magazine reports.
“When I met her she gave me a huge hug,” Hathaway recalled of beginning the Prada shoot before Streep delved deep into her role as a demanding fashion editor. “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.’ ”
For the duration of filming, Streep, who can next be seen in the big-screen adaptation of the Broadway musical Into the Woods, was all business, maintaining her frosty persona as she tormented Hathaway’s character – an assistant who goes from frumpy to chic to keep her coveted job – onscreen.
“She then went into her trailer and came out the ice queen, and that was really the last I saw of ‘Meryl’ for months until we promoted the film,” Hathaway, who stars in the sci-fi saga Interstellar, recalls fondly.
But Streep, Hathaway assured, is nothing like the witchy editor she played – a performance that earned the screen icon yet another Oscar nomination (she’s now racked up a record-breaking 18 Oscar nods). In fact, the acclaimed actress is “the most amazing, magical, warm person,” Hathaway says.