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    Gisele Bündchen Says She Had One Condition About Accepting Her Role In "The Devil Wears Prada"

    "I’m not gonna play a model, I do that every day."

    Gisele Bündchen almost didn't accept her role in The Devil Wears Prada — but she's glad she did!

    A close-up of Gisele in a one-shouldered outfit
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    Back in 2006, the model was approached about the role when the film's writer noticed Gisele on her plane in the middle of a flight.

    "The way I got this, I was flying to Los Angeles and the lady who was writing this movie came to me and said, 'I'm doing this movie Devil Wears Prada," Gisele explained in a Life in Looks interview with British Vogue.

    Gisele looks at a photo from the movie during the interview
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    The writer, Lauren Weisberger, explained that the film was all about fashion and she was planning on casting some models — but Gisele immediately turned her down.

    A close-up of Gisele
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    "I'm like, 'I'm not interested,'" Gisele said. "'I'm not gonna play a model, I do that every day; that’s already a role I play.'"

    A close-up of Gisele
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    Lauren persisted, telling Gisele she would still love to have her, and suggested she could write a unique part just for the model — and that's exactly what she did.

    Pretty soon, Gisele's team got a phone call explaining that there was a role for her playing an assistant in the office.

    Gisele leans on a desk next to Emily in the film
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    While Gisele was still hesitant because she wasn't an actor and would be working alongside Meryl Streep, she eventually agreed.

    Meryl leans over to talk to a coworker in the film, played by Stanley Tucci
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    "I am not an actress; I've never had an acting class. It was Meryl Streep, which I think is the best actress of all time. It was Emily Blunt and Anne Hathaway, all of them, incredible," Gisele said.

    Meryl, Emily, and Anne are dressed up for a gala in the film
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    She added, "And that's the scene I was doing, with those three ladies and me. So I was like, 'Okay, I hope I don’t screw this up.'"

    A closeup of Gisele
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    Thankfully, everything turned out great, and Gisele says her 9-year-old daughter, Vivian, now loves the film too!

    Hear all that Gisele had to say below:

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