Emily Blunt is 'Down' for a 'The Devil Wears Prada' Sequel
Laura Weisberger's 2003 novel The Devil Wears Prada was made into a movie in 2006, co-starring Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt.
Streep took on the role of Runway magazine editor-in-chief, Miranda Priestly, aka, The Devil. Hathaway and Blunt portrayed her two assistants, who were at her beck and call 24-7.
In 2013, a sequel came out, entitled Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns. And since then, Weisberger has written another follow-up, When Life Gives You Lululemons, which revolves around Blunt's character, Emily Charlton. In the new book, Charlton is now Priestly's ex-assistant and has branched out on her own, becoming an image consultant to Hollywood A-listers. If this all sounds new to you, that's because the book doesn't actually publish until June this year. And as of yet there's been no word of a film adaptation.
But Blunt's been doing the rounds with press for her new film, A Quiet Place, which she made with actor-husband John Krasinski. And, when chatting with Entertainment Tonight, she was asked about the possibility of a Devil Wears Prada sequel.
And, it sounds like Blunt's game: “I mean if everyone wanted to do it, it would be cool," she says. "I’d be down." Good to know, Emily!
She's just wrapped filming on Mary Poppins Returns, which reunited Blunt with Streep. Blunt plays the magical nanny, with Streep taking on the role of her cousin, Topsy. The two actresses also starred in 2014's musical Into the Woods.
Blunt joked about how their roles always seem to butt heads, saying, "We have really set a tone that we never play characters that like each other very much. And so we are continuing with that tradition in this (Mary Poppins)."
She goes on to say, "I don’t know if we could ever play like best pals in something. It’s just not what works for Meryl and I.”
Well, they do rub elbows in real life, having both recently attended a screening for Devil Wears Prada co-star Stanley Tucci's film Final Portrait. Fun fact: Tucci is also Blunt's brother-in-law, married to her sister Felicity.
Alas, there was no shop talk at the informal reunion: "It’s so funny because, you know, we don’t tend to talk about work that much. You know, actors don’t end up talking about work that much."
To sum it up: there are no concrete plans for a Devil Wears Prada sequel, but we really like the idea of it. And, if there's talk of it — not to mention a follow-up novel ripe for adaptation — it could just happen... it's a start.
Would you like to see a sequel made?