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

    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

    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

    "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

    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

    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

    "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

    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

    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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