The Devil Wears Prada: Answering Your Burning Questions


The Devil Wears Prada has stood the test of time and has become a modern comedy classic. Everyone has enjoyed the fun humor, the rich characters, and the stylish outfits. While some people write it off as a girly film it can be enjoyed by everyone. Some people may be curious about the story behind this film. There are a lot of questions about how this film came to be and the motivations behind the characters in this film. This article will answer all of the questions you might have so you can be an expert on The Devil Wears Prada.

Who wrote The Devil Wears Prada?

The film of The Devil Wears Prada is based on the book of the same name. The best-selling novel was written by Lauren Weisberger in 2003. She wrote this following her time as an assistant at Vogue magazine. The book serves as a roman à clef for her time at Vogue. This was her first novel, but she wrote seven more after this one, including two sequels to The Devil Wears Prada. The novel was adapted into a film in 2006, three years after the book was released. The film was adapted by Aline Brosh Mckenna, who also wrote the films We Bought a Zoo and 27 Dresses.

Who is Miranda Priestly based on?

The editor of Runway and boss with an iron fist Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada has some basis in reality. The character is based on Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of fashion magazine Vogue. Vogue is also supposed to be the basis for Runway magazine, the film’s magazine. Weisberger based the novel on her time at Vogue, where she worked directly under Wintour. Weisberger left the magazine after only ten months. Wintour has had a reputation in the industry for being tough and narcissistic, yet a real eye for the fashion world. That is much like Miranda Priestly, and the inspiration of Wintour is how the character of Priestly came to life.

Who turned down The Devil Wears Prada?

The casting for Miranda Priestly was fairly quick. Some sources say that actresses like Catherine Zeta-Jones, Glenn Close, and Michelle Pfeiffer were considered, but Meryl Streep was cast pretty fast after that, as Weisberger knew she was the right choice when she saw her on set. It was harder to cast Andy Sachs. Rachel McAdams was originally offered the part, but she turned it down multiple times. Other actresses that received authors include Natalie Portman, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Hudson, and Scarlett Johansson. Anne Hathaway sought out the part herself. Even though she was not one of the first choices, the casting director liked her sensibilities and felt she matched the part well.

Why did Miranda betray Nigel?

Nigel tells Andy that he got a job being a creative director for up-and-coming fashion designer James Holt. This job would lead to a less stressful life for Nigel and he would have more freedom. However, Miranda announces that the job is going to Jacquline Follet, editor in chief of French Runway. She does this because the parent company was considering giving Follet Priestly’s job. Priestly will always do whatever it takes to protect herself, even if it includes betraying someone. She knew how much Nigel wanted the job, but Priestly simply did not care. She is a shrewd business woman who will do whatever it takes to stay on top. That is demonstrated throughout the movie, so her betrayal of Nigel should not be surprising.

Do Andy and Nate end up together?

A lot of the film follows the romance between Andy and her boyfriend Nate. Nate is a chef who does not understand all of the fashion work that Andy is doing. Over time, he finds her to be selfish and too obsessed with the fashion industry. That is not the Andy that he knew. Eventually the two break up because they are no longer compatible. They do not talk it over that much as she goes to Paris immediately after. However, at the end of the film they talk to each other and get closure. Andy apologizes and they are able to be cordial. Nate gets a job in Boston and invites Andy with him, but she is settled in the great city of New York.