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    Anne Hathaway Revealed That Her Iconic "The Devil Wears Prada" Role Almost Went To Someone Else, And Twitter Was Shocked

    "Never give up."

    So you've presumably watched the iconic modern masterpiece that is The Devil Wears Prada.

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    I watch it every year! Drunk on a plane! If I can!

    Well, consider this knowledge that Anne Hathaway revealed on last night's episode of RuPaul's Drag Race: She was not first choice for the role of Andy "Cerulean Sweater" Sachs...

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    ...nay, she was ninth. NINTH!

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    In case you were wondering, Meryl Streep was first choice for her role of Miranda Priestly.

    "I will give you some tea: I was the ninth choice for The Devil Wears Prada," she told contestant Rosé. "But I got it! Hang in there, never give up."

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    Naturally, Twitter was aghast:

    What casting director went thru 8 other girls before Anne Hathaway for The Devil Wears Prada. #rupaulsdragrace #DragRace

    Twitter: @clockoutwars2

    Something about Anne Hathaway being the ninth choice for THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA doesn’t sit right in my spirit. Who could play Andy better than her? I’ll wait.

    Twitter: @yosoymichael

    Anne Hathaway was the 9TH CHOICE for Devil Wears Prada? I absolutely need to know who the first eight choices were. #DragRace

    Twitter: @gibsonoma

    I think we know how Anne Hathaway got rid of those eight other girls up for her part in The Devil Wears Prada

    Twitter: @kevinmaisto

    We do know that the top choice for Andy was Rachel McAdams — who apparently turned down the part many times.

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    And personally, I'd like to imagine that Anne's interactions with whoever did cast her went a little something like this:

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    "Anne Hathaway wanted this part so badly, but it was a little harder to get her approved because the powers up at the studio did not realize what a strong audience she did have behind her," Fox production chief Elizabeth Gabler previously told Indie Wire. "She campaigned for this part. She knew she wasn’t the first choice. She didn’t just wait for it."

    Don't stop believing, I guess?

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