Emily Blunt’s Role in The Devil Wears Prada Changed Her Life in More Ways Than One

Emily Blunt’s Role in the Devil Wears Prada Changed Her Life in More Ways Than One

Although released less than two decades ago, “The Devil Wears Prada” is one of the most beloved and iconic American comedy-drama films in the entertainment industry.

In the 2006 movie, Emily Blunt starred alongside Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway, portraying the role of fashion assistant Emily at the fictional fashion magazine “Runway,” under the leadership of the formidable Miranda Priestly. Blunt emphasized that the role not only opened her eyes to the fashion industry but also played a pivotal role in shaping her personal sense of style.

Blunt told Variety: “But I think it was a bit of a voyage of discovery for me in every way — not just about the industry itself but about style, and the art of it, and about how important it is,” she went on.

“I think I’d just been dressing like a teenage boy until that happened, and I learned a lot.”

Before the release of the film, Emily Blunt had no idea it would become such a massive success. Once it hit the screens, her life “turned on a dime” as soon as it came out.

“One of the producers on set kept saying, ‘This is going to be big,’ but I had no idea it would hit in the way that it did,” she revealed in 2014.

“It was a movie that everybody loved and everybody saw, and so when that happens, your life — if you’ve previously been unknown — is going to change,” she added. “My life turned on a dime. I remember I used to go to this bakery in LA every day, and one day I went in, and everything had changed because the movie came out.”

The film grossed over $326 million worldwide, a great success against its $41 million budget. It was the 12th highest-grossing film worldwide in 2006.

She told People:

“I mean the experience was, it was heaven, that movie was heaven,” she explained, noting how fun it was to film alongside Meryl and Anne Hathaway. “We had a party. It was just, you can tell it was just exquisitely fun.”

She added, “It was the time of my life.”

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