Looking back: When Emily Blunt pondered over diluting the magic of 'Devil Wears Prada'
A nostalgic dive into 2018 when Emily Blunt shared her cherished memories of 'Devil Wears Prada' and her ambivalence about a sequel. A film that defined a generation, but will it get a second act?
Emily Blunt (Source: Glamour)
It's often said that movies are time capsules, capturing moments and memories that resonate for generations. For many, 'Devil Wears Prada' is such a film. However, the idea of its sequel has remained a tantalizing yet divisive topic, even for its stars. Emily Blunt, the powerhouse actress behind the memorable character of fashion assistant Emily, shared her thoughts back in 2018 during an interview with PEOPLE's Jess Cagle.
Glorious days and bittersweet memories
Reminiscing about her time on set, Blunt's face lit up. “We all just wept with laughter,” she shared. The camaraderie was palpable, especially with co-stars like the ever-graceful Annie Hathaway and the indomitable Meryl Streep. An interesting trivia nugget? Stanley Tucci, another key figure in the film, would later become Blunt's brother-in-law, marrying her sister Felicity in 2012.
The film itself was a monumental success, not just in terms of its commercial earnings, which were a staggering $326 million globally, but also in the way it nestled itself in the hearts of many. Streep's performance was yet another feather in her cap, securing her 12th Oscar nomination.
To sequel or not to sequel?
However, even with such incredible success and a dedicated fan base clamoring for more, the idea of a sequel remained shadowed with uncertainty. Emily Blunt, candid as ever, expressed her mixed feelings on the matter: “If everyone did it I would be up for it,” she commented, but quickly added, “I almost hope it doesn’t [happen] because I think sometimes when you sequel everything kind of dilutes how special the original is.”
Yet, there were moments that fans cherished post the film's release, like the impromptu 'Devil Wears Prada' reunion in March 2018, during the premiere of Tucci's 'Final Portrait'. Both Streep and Blunt lent their support, and while they didn't pose for a combined photo, their presence was a treat for the fans.
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By 2018, Emily Blunt had ventured into a different cinematic journey, starring in 'A Quiet Place', directed by her talented husband, John Krasinski. From the bustling world of fashion to the silence of survival, Blunt's versatility shone through.
Now, as we step into 2023, the charm of 'Devil Wears Prada' remains, and whether or not we get a sequel, the original will always have a special place in our hearts.
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