- “The Devil Wears Prada” was released in 2006 and starred Anne Hathaway as a naive fashion assistant.
- Hathaway said on “The View” that she doubts a sequel will be made, though it is “tempting.”
- The Oscar winner also addressed her real-life “Devil Wears Prada” moment at New York Fashion Week.
Anne Hathaway has cast her doubts on whether viewers will ever see a sequel to “The Devil Wears Prada” as she believes the 2006 film, set in the cutthroat world of fashion magazine journalism, is something of a period piece.
During an appearance on “The View” Tuesday, Hathaway was quizzed about the film, including her real-life Andy Sachs moment earlier this year when she attended a New York Fashion Week show dressed in an outfit strikingly similar to the one her character is seen in at the end of the movie.
The actor said that the look was completely accidental as she was “supposed to wear something else” to the event but had a last minute change of heart. “I looked in the mirror on the way out the door, and I was like, oh, that’s kind of funny, I wonder if anybody’s going to notice?” she said.
Naturally, this led to the discussion on whether the iconic noughties film could be revived with a sequel that would reunite the Oscar-winning actor with her former costars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, and Stanley Tucci.
“I don’t know if there can be. I just think that movie was in a different era,” Hathaway said when asked whether “The Devil Wears Prada 2” could happen.
She added that it’s probably not possible, given just how much the magazine industry has changed in the last two decades.
“Now everything’s gone so digital,” Hathaway explained, “and that movie is centered around the concept of producing a physical thing and it’s just very different.”
“They could relaunch it, find some new people and do it,” she suggested instead.
Nevertheless, Hathaway said she found it “tempting” to think about what the characters would be up to now if a follow-up were to get the green light.
“It is tempting to think about Andy (Hathaway) and Emily (Blunt) needing to get Miranda (Streep) her coffee, and she’s somewhere in Europe, and then along the way they pick up Stanley Tucci in Italy, who’s at a restaurant. It’s tempting, but I don’t think it’s going to happen,” the actor said.
Hathaway’s comments echo what director David Frankel told Insider’s Senior Entertainment Reporter, Olivia Singh, in 2021.
“It was the middle and the end of an era simultaneously. It was the height of that world in New York. And it was also the last gasp of that world,” he said of the film in an interview to mark the film’s 15th anniversary.
The movie, which was based on a book written by Lauren Weisberger, was an immediate hit upon its release, garnering acclaim from both audiences and critics. It received several award nods, including an Oscar nomination for Streep in the outstanding lead actress category.
Over the years, love for the movie has continued to grow. Weisberger released a book sequel in 2013 titled “Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns” set a decade after the events of the first novel, followed by a spinoff in 2018 titled “When Life Gives You Lululemons,” which focused on the beloved side character Emily Charlton.