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Anne Hathaway Remembers ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ On Its 10th Anniversary, Shares Valuable Advice Garry Marshall Gave Her

Anne Hathaway, the Oscar-winning actress, has established herself as one of the major stars of Hollywood through films like The Dark Knight Rises and Les Misérables. The Daily Mail reports that even though the actress has played numerous roles in many films, it is her role in The Devil Wears Prada that is most cherished in the memories of her fans.

In the iconic film, Anne Hathaway portrayed an aspiring journalist working for a top fashion magazine that is managed by a demanding editor-in-chief, a role that was expertly portrayed by the legendary Meryl Streep.

In Anne Hathaway’s opinion, her role in The Devil Wears Prada became popular due to the fact that people could identify with her on-screen character. Additionally, Anne was credited for delivering an excellent performance by working alongside a veteran actor like Meryl Streep.

Unbeknownst to many people, the 2006 hit movie made it to the silver screen only after plenty of difficulties revolving around its lead actresses. Meryl Streep had felt offended by her contract terms and almost didn’t proceed with the role, and the studio had almost passed Anne over for another actress.

According to Express, Anne Hathaway was never seriously considered for the role of the plucky journalist, as she was considered too-well-known for featuring in Disney films like The Princess Diaries.

The producers perceived a greater risk in featuring Anne in the comedy movie that was centered on a mature theme. However, Rachel McAdams, the studio’s favorite, backed out of the film and finally the role was offered to Anne Hathaway. According to Express, Anne still recalls the excited moment when she was on cloud nine on learning about her new assignment.

“I was putting on a shirt and I had some buddies over. I remember running out in my living room, half dressed, screaming. ‘I got The Devil Wears Prada, I got The Devil Wears Prada.'”

The Devil Wears Prada, which is now celebrating its 10th anniversary, went on to become a box-office hit and made Anne Hathaway a major star in Hollywood. And now the star is putting up her red Prada pumps on sale for $325 for charity work. According to Women’s Wear Daily, Gwyneth Paltrow has appealed to celebrities like Anne Hathaway to contribute towards Paltrow’s annual celebrity closet sale, which will raise money for children in need across the USA.

In addition to her Prada pumps, Anne Hathaway will also sell tribal-print and tan leather bags from Fleabags and a pink Givenchy dress, all for a good cause. The proceeds of the sale will go to Donors Choose, a nonprofit organization that helps public school teachers throughout the United States to raise funds through crowdsourcing. A part of the proceedings will also go to Children’s Rights, a foster-care charity.

The Devil Wears Prada might have made Anne Hathaway a superstar. However, it was The Princess Diaries that provided the actress the much-needed platform to scale to greater heights. According to Time, Anne Hathaway emotionally recalled her experience of working with Garry Marshall, the director of The Princess Diaries who passed away on July 19.

It was Garry Marshall who sparked Anne’s career by giving her that much-needed big break 15 years ago. Garry’s expert direction was instrumental in transitioning Anne from the bookish and klutzy Mia Thermopolis into an elegantly poised princess. However, Anne Hathaway credits Garry for not only kickstarting her career, but for also having a more formative impact on her life. Time reports that Anne still remembers Garry’s golden words which changed her life forever.

“You never know if a movie is going to be a hit or not. The only thing you can control is the memories you make when shooting it. So, let’s make some good memories.”

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