Filming of “The Devil Wears Prada” has depressed them
The film “The Devil Wears Prada” celebrates its 15th anniversary. For lead actress Meryl Streep, filming was anything but easy at the time.
The filming of “The Devil Wears Prada” has left its mark on Meryl Streep, 71. In an interview with “Entertainment Weekly” on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the film, the Oscar winner recalls the production – with horror.
“I was so depressed,” Streep said. In order to embody her character credibly, she used the acting method “Method Acting”: Streep also behaved like the dreaded fashion journalist Miranda Priestly away from the camera. In the long run, this behavior had an effect on their mood.
Meryl Streep had to “completely change” for the role
However, co-star Emily Blunt, 38, does not seem to have noticed anything about this. Streep had always been “sociable and damn funny,” said the 38-year-old. But the actress added: “It certainly wasn’t so funny for her to change completely in some ways.” To which Streep explained, “That was the last time I tried this Method thing.” Nevertheless, she had come to terms with her situation at the time: “I said to myself: ‘Well, that’s the price you pay if you’re the boss.'”
“The Devil Wears Prada” was released in 2006. The comedy is about the shy college graduate Andy (Anne Hathaway, 38), who can get a sought-after job at the New York fashion magazine “Runway”. With her reserved manner, however, she offends her mischievous boss Miranda Priestly (Streep).
By the way, Hathaway was not the first choice for the leading role. The part was originally intended for Rachel McAdams, 42, but she declined three times, according to director David Frankel, 62.
Source used: ew.com