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Anne Hathaway is a tough cookie when it comes to the acting industry.
Hathaway, 38, who struggled to get her share of the 2006 comedy drama The devil Wears Prada, revealed during an appearance on Friday RuPaul’s Drag Race that she was ninth for the role of Andy Sachs alongside Meryl Streep in the fashion film.
Candidate Rosé asked Hathaway if there were roles for which she had to “fight with teeth and nails”, to which she jokingly replied: “How much time do you have?”
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“I’ll give you some tea: I was the ninth choice for The devil Wears Prada“she revealed.” But I got it! Hold on, never give up. “
20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. / Courtesy of the Everett Collection Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci in The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
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Rachel McAdams was the number one choice for the role due to her success The notebook and Mean girls, but she repeatedly refused.
“I’m not going to make films just to make films,” McAdams said they Magazine made her decision in 2007. “I have to be passionate. And at the same time, I can get very distracted when I work and I like to come back to my life a lot.”
Juliette Lewis and Claire Danes also auditioned for the role.
Barry Wetcher / 20th Century Fox / Kobal / Shutterstock Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
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Hathaway would tell later diversity how hard she had to work to get the role.
“I had to be patient,” she told the point of sale in 2016. “I wasn’t the first choice.”
The actress added that after their meeting ended, she traced the words “Hire Me” in the sands of a Zen garden plant to an executive to get her attention.
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Hathaway then remembered the moment she found out she had got the part.
“I put on a shirt,” she said. “I had some buddies over there. I remember running into my living room half-dressed and screaming – I did The devil Wears Prada! I have The devil Wears Prada! “