Rachel McAdams Opened Up About Why She Turned Down A Role In “The Devil Wears Prada” After The Success Of “Mean Girls” And “The Notebook”
Rachel McAdams is a well-known actress who has appeared in several blockbuster movies. However, many fans were surprised to learn that she turned down a role in “The Devil Wears Prada” after the success of “Mean Girls” and “The Notebook.”
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, McAdams opened up about her decision to pass on the iconic role of Andy Sachs in the 2006 film, which eventually went to Anne Hathaway.
McAdams explained that she was offered the part while she was filming “The Family Stone” and felt that she needed a break from playing the “girlfriend” role. She also had concerns about the film’s portrayal of the fashion industry.
“At the time I was really obsessed with [the fashion industry], but I was so worried that I was gonna be labeled as the ‘girlfriend’ kind of character that I felt like I needed to break that mold,” McAdams said.
She added that she had some reservations about the movie’s depiction of the fashion industry, saying that she wasn’t sure if the portrayal was “completely accurate.”
“I didn’t know if it was the right time for me to do something like that,” she said.
McAdams went on to say that she has no regrets about her decision, and that she’s happy with the roles she’s chosen throughout her career.
“I’m very happy with the choices I’ve made,” she said. “I feel like I’ve gotten to work on some incredibly satisfying projects, and that’s all that really matters to me.”
Despite turning down the role, McAdams went on to have a successful career in Hollywood, with roles in films such as “Wedding Crashers,” “Midnight in Paris,” and “Doctor Strange.”
“The Devil Wears Prada,” which was based on the novel of the same name by Lauren Weisberger, went on to become a critical and commercial success, grossing over $300 million at the box office worldwide. The film also earned Meryl Streep an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role.