Meryl Streep Wanted 2 Scenes Added To ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ and They’re Now Memorable Moments

The devil wears Prada film is popular in the 2000s. In the 2006 film based on the 2003 Lauren Weisberger novel, Meryl Streep plays the editor-in-chief of a fictional fashion magazine. Her character, Miranda Priestly, frightens her staff. She speaks in subtle tones and has the power to make or break positions.

Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway at the premiere of 'The Devil Wears Prada' at the Deauville Film Festival
Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway at The devil wears Prada premiere at the Deauville Film Festival | Images of Francois Durand / Getty

When Streep first read the script for The devil wears Prada she had suggestions for ending her character. Turns out, her tweaks brought out two of the most memorable moments in the film.

‘The Devil Wears Prada’ only wanted one actress to play Miranda Priestly

For the role of loosely based high-powered editor based on Vogue chief editor Anna Wintour, only one screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna was remembered.

“We talked a bit about Meryl, but I don’t have to dream,” she said Variety in June 2016.

Streep agreed to sit down with director David Frankel to discuss the film. During their meeting, the award-winning actress expressed concern about Miranda’s character. Streep wanted her to be a fully-fledged character, which she felt meant a small change to the script.

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