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    I Truly Don't Understand How Andy Chose Nate Over Christian In "The Devil Wears Prada"

    Christian Thompson's smile. Enough said.

    Hello, people of the interwebs, it is I, queen of the pop culture hot take! This edition? The Devil Wears Prada.

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    After a recent deep-dive into how amazing Meryl was in TDWP, I was in the mood to rewatch it. And during my rewatch, I noticed something...

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    ...and that something was that Christian Thompson is a better match for Andy and Nate can go kick rocks.

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    Though, let's be honest, Andy doesn't deserve much 'cause she kind of sucks.

    So let's jump right in, hmm?

    For starters, Christian and Andy are both writers, so they have that in common.

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    Not saying that you can't date someone outside of your profession β€” Nate was a chef β€” but it's a pretty dope thing to have in common!

    When Andy tells Christian of her writing aspirations, he offers to help her instead of ~writing~ her off.

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    Granted, a little bit of that eagerness to read her work came from him being romantically interested in her. But still! He offered, nonetheless.

    Like, Christian is consistently in her corner!

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    I stan a man who compliments a woman's intellect. PLUS, he followed through on his promise to read Andy's work and was even WILLING to introduce her to his editor. FOR THE NEW YORK FUCKING TIMES!

    Meanwhile, on the other side of the court, we got Nate, a man who can't even be appreciative of the gifts his girlfriend swipes for him at work.

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    Look at his snarky-ass face. That's an $1,100 Bang & Olufsen phone! Show a little respect!

    When Andy's phone rings β€” you know, for her very demanding job β€” he takes it from her and puts her very job at risk!

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    What a superb support system you got there, Andy.

    Like, when she's finally coming into her own at her job, instead of supporting her β€” like Christian does β€” Nate makes a snide remark.

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    This wasn't necessary, man.

    See, I'm not making this up! Christian is better! Still don't believe me? Look at how they react to Andy stressing about having to complete a nearly impossible task for work:

    When Andy complains to Nate, expressing that she may have to quit since she doesn't know how to get her hands on the Harry Potter manuscript, Nate is useless.

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    No, "I'm sorry you're having a hard day, babe. How can I help?" NOPE! He just encourages her to throw in the towel instead of telling her to keep her head up.

    Christian, on the other hand? HE DOES THE IMPOSSIBLE AND GETS ANDY THE HARRY POTTER MANUSCRIPT!

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    Like, he put his reputation and his friend's job on the line to help Andy. BECAUSE THAT'S THE KIND OF MAN HE IS!

    Still don't believe me? Look at how Nate and Christian react to Andy's improved wardrobe:

    Nate, the dick:

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    What ever happened to, "You look nice!"

    Christian, the gentleman:

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    A proper way to respond! Nate, take notes!

    Nate constantly criticizes Andy for her choices and how she's coming into her own at Runway while Christian admires that she's leaning into this whole new side of herself:

    Nate, the pretentious prick:

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    This is so fucking insulting, I can't even. OF COURSE SHE'S NOT GOING TO TELL YOU SHE'S STARTING TO LIKE HER JOB! YOU INSULT HER EVERY TIME SHE DOES!

    Christian, the amazing human:

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    Christian is one of the only people in Andy's life who hasn't judged her for liking her job, which says a lot!

    Also? Nate just said/did some questionable shit during this movie:

    Like when Andy said she was going to stop eating, he commented on the wasted food rather than telling her she didn't need to change her body.

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    Eight dollars of Jarlsberg is a small price to pay to make your girlfriend feel a little bit better about herself.

    And this line...always seemed a little sus:

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    Again, what EVER HAPPENED TO "YOU LOOK NICE"??!! THAT'S ALL YOU HAD TO SAY!!

    I couldn't even find pics of Christian saying problematic shit because he's just that perfect.

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    That smile, whoa, nelly.

    Christian's biggest mistake was that he was going to take a job at the new Runway when Jacqueline took over.

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    You left this man in Paris for taking the JOB OF A LIFETIME because it would betray YOUR BOSS, a woman this man OWES NOTHING TO?? I cannot.

    Meanwhile, even when they got back together at the very end, Nate was still insulting her, proving that he learned nothing and had no growth.

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    First of all, sir, you're out here spending $8 on cheese for one sandwich. You're in no place to critique people's choices when it comes to their material goods. A sandwich is fleeting, but a Stella McCartney bag lasts forever.

    So have fun with cheese boy, Andy. I hope you're happy with your decision, even though it's the wrong one.

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    You can CATCH ME with a ~passport to Paris~ omw to go see about a blonde journalist in nothing but a towel...

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