‘Devil Wears Prada’ Reunion At SAG Awards: Meryl Streep Defends “I Don’t Think I’m Anything Like Miranda Priestly!”

‘Devil Wears Prada’ Reunion At SAG Awards: Meryl Streep Defends “I Don’t Think I’m Anything Like Miranda Priestly!”

It’s not often that the SAG Awards stages a movie cast reunion, but one of the highlights of this year’s actors guild kudofest on Netflix was a lovefest for the 2006 romantic comedy The Devil Wears Prada, with Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt taking the stage Saturday to present the first award for Male Actor in a Comedy Series (Jeremy Allen White of The Bear won).

“Two things, I forgot my glasses and the envelope,” Streep began after taking the mic solo. She was then joined onstage by Blunt carrying the envelope and Hathaway carrying her glasses.

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“It’s an age-old question, where does the character end, and the actor begin?” Streep began.

Blunt retorted, “Meryl and Miranda Priestly are like twins,” referencing Streep’s fierce Anna Wintour-like fashion magazine editor from the movie, a maker and decimator of dreams.

“I don’t think I’m anything like Miranda Priestly!” exclaimed Streep.

Hathaway interjected cooly, “No, no, that wasn’t a question” to laughs in the room.

Streep’s mouth dropped.

“By all means, move at a glacial pace — you know how that thrills me,” Blunt leaned into Streep, quoting Miranda’s catchphrase from the movie.

Although not milestone reunion, it’s nearly an 18-year one for the feature film based on the 2003 New York Times bestseller by Lauren Weisberger.

The movie repped some firsts: It was a title in addition to Brokeback Mountain that propelled Hathaway from young-adult roles that she made her early career in, i.e., Princess Diaries, into more adult parts. It also launched Blunt out of a cannon into leading lady status, the actress playing the icy assistant Emily to Streep’s Miranda.

Blunt is up for her fifth and sixth SAG Award nominations tonight for Best Ensemble and Best Supporting Actress for Oppenheimer (that win went to Da’Vine Joy Randolph). For Streep, the movie scored her one of her 21 Oscar noms.

The David Frankel-directed summer movie grossed $124.7 million at the domestic box office and $326.7M worldwide — a box office take hardly seen anymore by a romantic comedy, with the genre absorbed by streaming services in recent years. Sony resurrected the rom-com on the big screen over the holiday season with the Sydney Sweeney-Glen Powell title Anyone But You which will fly past $200M worldwide.

Watch tonight’s reunion bit above.

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