“Method Acting” affected their mood.
The shooting of “The Devil Wears Prada” left its mark on Meryl Streep (71). In an interview with “Entertainment Weekly” on the film’s 15th anniversary, the Oscar winner remembers the production – with horror. “I was so depressed,” she said. To embody her character believably, she used the “style acting” method: Streep also acted like the dreaded fashion journalist Miranda Priestly away from the camera. In the long run, this behavior affected her mood.
Streep had to “totally change” for the role.
Co-star Emily Blunt doesn’t seem to have noticed any of this. Streep was always “sociable and damn silly,” said the 38-year-old. The actress added, “It was clearly not so fun for her in some ways to change fully.” To which Streep said, “That was the last time I tried that method.” Nevertheless, she came to terms with her plight at the time: “I said to myself: ‘Well, that’s the price you pay when you’re the boss.'”
“The Devil Wears Prada” was released in 2006. The comedy is about the shy college graduate Andy (Anne Hathaway), who gets a famous job at the New York fashion magazine “Runway”. With her reserved manner, however, she offends her nasty boss Miranda Priestly (Streep). By the way, Hathaway wasn’t the first choice for the lead role. According to director David Frankel, the part was initially intended for Rachel McAdams, but she turned it down three times.