In a recent Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast interview, Emily Blunt, the acclaimed actress known for her breakthrough role in the 2006 comedy-drama “The Devil Wears Prada,” delved into the unexpected twists that led to her iconic portrayal of Emily in the film.
Blunt’s journey into “The Devil Wears Prada” began with a spontaneous twist of fate. Initially auditioning for an entirely different project in Los Angeles, Blunt found herself last-minute auditioning for “The Devil Wears Prada” without prior knowledge of the source material. Despite her initial reservations, her impromptu audition impressed director David Frankel, ultimately securing her the pivotal role in the film.
One of the film’s most memorable performances comes from Meryl Streep, who embraced method acting for the first time in her portrayal of Miranda Priestly. In a 2021 interview, Streep revealed that the intense method acting left her “depressed.” This approach created an intimidating atmosphere on set, impacting not only Streep but also her co-stars, including Emily Blunt.
Blunt provided insights into Streep’s on-set demeanor, describing her as approachable but existing in her own “vortex.” Dispelling rumors about Streep’s harsh method acting, Blunt emphasized Streep’s warmth and the camaraderie among the cast. Recalling her first table read with Streep, Blunt expressed genuine fear, highlighting the intensity of the moment and Streep’s unwavering commitment to staying in character.
Almost 18 years after the film’s release, Emily Blunt finds herself constantly reminded of her iconic lines from “The Devil Wears Prada” by fans. The movie’s enduring popularity is a testament to the timeless performances, with audiences still appreciating the characters and memorable scenes that have become cinematic classics.
For those seeking a more in-depth understanding of Emily Blunt’s experiences and reflections on “The Devil Wears Prada,” the full podcast interview on Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter is highly recommended. Blunt’s revelations provide a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film and the enduring impact it has had on her career.