For ‘Prada’ Meryl Streep Went With The Devil She Knew Best

The source material for The Devil Wears Prada was based on a young woman’s real-life experiences working under legendary fashion magazine publisher Anna Wintour. But when it was being adapted for the big screen, Meryl Streep didn’t want the movie to play like a documentary. So Streep took the Wintour-esque character and made her even more outrageous, even more larger-than-life. It was a change that worked for the film, and it was a change that made the character a lot more fun for Streep to play. Given that Streep herself is kind of a larger-than-life Hollywood personality, we asked her how much of her own experience went into the role, and whether any of her assistants would be writing any tell-all books about her. (Click on the media bar below to hear Meryl Streep)

The Devil Wears Prada is available for streaming rental or purchase on most digital platforms, along with DVD & Blu-Ray.

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