Emily Blunt Says ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ is Good Without a Sequel: “Things Should be Cherished”

Emily Blunt and the cast of ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ seem to be closing the door on any potential sequel to the iconic 2006 film. Speaking on the ‘Happy Sad Confused’ podcast at The 92nd Street Y in New York, the 40-year-old ‘Oppenheimer’ star expressed that there hasn’t been any genuine momentum towards creating a follow-up movie.

During the interview with host Josh Horowitz, the Oscar nominee shared that the cast feels content without the need for a sequel. Blunt emphasized the importance of cherishing and preserving certain things in a bubble, indicating that some stories are best left untouched.

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She also recalled a humorous remark made by Meryl Streep regarding a potential sequel. Streep, in a 2012 interview with Access Hollywood, jokingly stated that she would consider a sequel if she didn’t have to lose “the weight,” a comment that garnered laughs from fans.

‘The Devil Wears Prada’ starred Anne Hathaway as recent graduate Andy, who lands a job at the fashion magazine Runway, working alongside Blunt’s character, Emily. Their boss, the formidable editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly, played by Streep, earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal. Despite Blunt’s clarification on the cast’s stance regarding a sequel, she has expressed conflicting feelings about the idea in the past.

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In 2018, she told PEOPLE magazine that she doubted the likelihood of a sequel at that time but mentioned being open to the idea if everyone else was on board. Blunt articulated concerns about diluting the specialness of the original film through unnecessary sequels, a sentiment she has echoed on various occasions.

However, in a subsequent interview, Blunt expressed enthusiasm about the prospect of reprising her role. She mentioned being willing to reunite with her former castmates “in a heartbeat.” Yet, her co-star Hathaway seemed less convinced about the feasibility of a sequel, citing the film’s thematic relevance to a bygone era of physical media production.

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Hathaway even floated the idea of rebooting the film with a fresh cast, indicating a reluctance to revisit the original storyline. Director David Frankel provided further insight into the sequel speculation, revealing that while there had been discussions about a potential follow-up, ultimately, the consensus was that the story had been effectively told in the first film.