The 15th anniversary of The Devil Wears Prada is the gift that keeps on giving. This week the cast joined for a virtual reunion via Entertainment Weekly. The author of the original book, Lauren Weisberger, revealed there have been “conversations” on a television spin-off or sequel. No really, this is groundbreaking.
“There have been a lot of conversations about it,” Weisberger said. “I wouldn’t say it’s out of the realm of possibility.”
Fans of the book would recall that following the events in the film, Andy (played by Anne Hathaway) and Emily (Emily Blunt) go on to launch their own magazine. This of course would form the perfect premise for a sequel of sorts.
The film’s director, David Frankel, said that early on the studio was not on board for a sequel.
“[The studio] didn’t ask for [a sequel]. We had a meeting where we said, “What could we do if there was a sequel?” Maybe it was stupid; we felt like, No, this story has been told… Lauren eventually wrote another book following up 15 years later.”
“We came to the same conclusion, that just following the characters wouldn’t be the same.”
Following two more books from Weisberger, never say never. Projects such as the Friends reunion and the Sex and the City reboot prove that nostalgia is big business in Hollywood. So at this point, anything is possible.
Amid the reunion, Adrian Grenier (who plays Nate in the film) admitted his character was possibly the real villain rather than Runway’s editor-in-chief, Miranda Priestly.
“When that whole thing [about Nate being the ‘real villain’ of the film] first came out, I couldn’t get my head around it. I didn’t understand it,” he told the publication. “Perhaps it was because I wasn’t mature as a man, just as Nate probably could’ve used a little growing up. I was just as immature as him at the time, so I couldn’t see his shortcomings, but, after taking time to reflect and much deliberation online, I can realise the truth in that perspective. Nate hadn’t grown up, but Andy had…. she needed more out of life, and she was achieving it. He couldn’t support her like she needed because he was a fragile, wounded boy…. on behalf of all the Nates out there: Come on! Step it up!”