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Rachel McAdams Turned Down 'The Devil Wears Prada' Three Times

Rachel McAdams Turned Down 'The Devil Wears Prada' Three Times

Rachel McAdams was absolutely not interested in The Devil Wears Prada.

The stars of the 2006 hit film came together for an interview with Entertainment Weekly, and revealed more details about Anne Hathaway‘s role.

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As previously revealed, Anne was hardly the first choice for Andy. In fact, she was about the ninth choice!

The piece confirmed that other contenders included Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Kate Hudson and Kirsten Dunst. And then, there was Rachel McAdams, who the studio was “determined to have.”

“We offered it to Rachel McAdams three times. The studio was determined to have her, and she was determined not to do it,” director David Frankel revealed.

The execs and stars also spoke at length about Anne Hathaway‘s determination.

“It spoke to me. It made me feel. It was about a subject that I take very seriously, but in such a wonderfully joyful and lighthearted way,” Anne said.

Former Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler recalled: “I remember her sitting on my sofa in my office and explaining why she wanted to do this, why she had to play this role, and giving script notes about the third act. When I look back on it, it wasn’t exactly what we ended up doing, but her sensibilities were completely aligned with what we ended up doing…Annie never gave up. She never stopped campaigning, calling, she came into [Fox executive] Carla Hacken‘s office and wrote in her zen garden, ‘Hire me.’”

Meryl [Streep] was eager to make the movie, and she said ‘let me meet with her.’ Brokeback Mountain was about to come out. Annie had a wonderful, small role in that. And Meryl watched that scene from the movie, she met with her and called up Tom Rothman at Fox and said, ‘Yeah, this girl’s great, and I think we’ll work well together,’” the director added.

“I patiently waited until it was my turn, and I got the call. It was the easiest yes in the world. I remember the moment I found out I got the part, I just ran screaming through my apartment. I had a bunch of friends over at the time, I just jumped up in the living room and screamed, “I’m going to be in The Devil Wears Prada!” Anne recalled.

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