The Oscar winner made the surprising reveal during her guest appearance via video call on the latest installment of RuPaul’s Drag Race when she was interviewed by competitors about her career.
The candidate Rosé asked Anne if there was a film role for which she would have to “fight with teeth and nails”, to which the 38-year-old replied jokingly: “How much time do you have?”
The mother of two continued, “I’ll give you some tea: I was the ninth choice for Devil Wears Prada. But I got it! Hold on, never give up. “
Rachel McAdams originally turned down the role of intern Andy Sachs, and according to People’s editors, Juliette Lewis and Claire Danes also auditioned for the role.
The Les Miserables star told Variety back in 2016 that she would have to work hard to get the role of Andy, who worked for the terrifying fictional editor Miranda Priestly, played by Meryl Streep.
“I had to be patient. I wasn’t the first choice, ”remarked Anne.
And in 2007 Rachel explained why she had turned down The Devil Wears Prada on multiple occasions, suggesting that she just wasn’t interested in the project.
“I’m not going to make films just to make films. I have to be passionate. At the same time, I can get very distracted at work and I love coming back to my life a lot, ”the Mean Girls star told Elle magazine.