Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt Reunite to Look Back on the 'Joy Bomb of a Time' Making “Devil Wears Prada”

The costars reunited 17 years after 'The Devil Wears Prada' to discuss their latest projects

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Alexi Lubomirski for Variety

It's a Devil Wears Prada reunion!

Seventeen years after starring together under the thumb of Meryl Streep's Miranda Priestly in the 2006 film, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt gathered for a discussion as part of Variety's "Actors on Actors" series.

The pair recalled meeting each other with Hathaway, 41, saying, "You hadn’t been cast yet. I was hearing that your name came up, and they said, 'It’s this amazing girl out of England and she’s so funny.' And I remember walking into the room and turning and meeting you. In my head — instant thought — I was like, 'What a movie star!' "

Hathaway, currently appearing in the indie thriller Eileen, continued, "You were shedding stardust. Then we went for coffee. I took you for a walk around where I live."

"I was so green coming into that situation," said Oppenheimer star Blunt, 40. "And you were like the warmest embrace. Even though you were a colossal movie star at that time, you treated me like a complete equal. You are one of the people I’ve known longest. We’ve known each other for 18 years."

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<p>Barry Wetcher/20th Century Fox/Kobal/Shutterstock</p> Emily Blunt and Anne Hathaway in <em>The Devil Wears Prada</em> (2006)

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Emily Blunt and Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

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Blunt recalled of making the film, "We just had a joy bomb of a time on that movie. I don’t know if any of us knew it was going to become what it did. It’s quoted to me every week. It will be the movie that changed my life."

While almost two decades have passed since Blunt and Hathaway made The Devil Wears Prada, both have been supportive of the idea of revisiting the beloved film.

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Alexi Lubomirski for Variety

"I would do [a sequel] in a heartbeat just to play with those guys again. It's so fun," Blunt said during a November 2022 appearance on The View.

At the premiere of her new film She Came to Me in New York City this past October, Hathaway told Entertainment Tonight that she "would love" to team up for a project again with Streep, 74.

"I wish. I wish. I wish. She's very busy," the Oscar winner added.

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Anne Hathaway

Variety announced the pairings for "Actors on Actors" season 19 last Thursday, revealing that they would also include Margot Robbie and Cillian Murphy, Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone, Natalie Portman and Paul Mescal, Halle Bailey and Rachel Zegler, and Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo.

The rest of lineup boasts Alden Ehrenreich and Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan, Jeffrey Wright and Taraji P. Henson, Jacob Elordi and Colman Domingo, Annette Bening and Julianne Moore, and Andrew Scott and Greta Lee.

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