20 Secrets About The Devil Wears Prada? Groundbreaking

Never has an actress felt so grateful not be the leader.

Because more than a decade and a half later, Tracie Thoms I can still remember the terror he felt when Meryl Streep uttered those first words carefully silenced a The devil wears Prada reading table. “We could barely hear her,” said Thoms, as college student Lily, the loyal, say it like she’s best friend. Anne Hathawayis Andy Sachs.

At first, Thoms explained to E! News, thought the three-time Oscar winner was simply perusing the material, still formulating how he wanted to interpret unapologetically. Runway editor Miranda Priestly, a not entirely loose interpretation of Rowing‘S Anna Wintour. “Some actors when they come to the table reading, they’re still waiting to do the character exploration process,” he noted. “So they’re not trying to make decisions in advance.”

But, “maybe, a page and a half in,” Thoms said of the script, adapted from Lauren Weisberger‘s hugely popular novel of the same name, a take on his time as Wintour’s assistant, “I was like,’ Oh, no. That is the choice. Oh my God, this is the most brilliant thing I’ve ever seen in my life. ‘ Because she made everyone at the table lean on her, on Miranda. “

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