When you love a movie, do you leave the theater wanting to see a sequel, or are you the sort of person who prefers that the film be left to stand on its own? When it comes to “Devil Wears Prada” star Anne Hathaway, well, she’s somewhere in the middle.
“I'm really, really proud of Fox's decision not to pursue a sequel,” the 25-year-old actress said of the 2006 film that became an unexpected $100 million blockbuster. “When I did [the upcoming film] ‘Bride Wars’ with them I asked what happened, and they said we can't make a story, and it’s not worth it to damage the original film.”
At the same time, however, Hathaway admits that there are times she’d love to revisit Andy Sachs, the once naïve young woman who we watched as she became fashion-savvy enough to tame the intimidating Miranda Priestly.
“I remember calling them after the fervor had died out in America, and Meryl and I were on a press tour in Europe,” she recalled. “I was having such a fun time talking about it all that I called up the executives at Fox who had chamiponed it and I said, ‘Can we just come up with a story please?’ And they said ‘We're working on it’.”
The half of Hathaway who wants to see what happens next to Andy is sad to report that Fox has put plans for a sequel on hold. The half that prefers taking pride in the original film, however, is happy that Fox isn’t trying to force Hathaway and Meryl Streep into some ill-advised “Speed 2: Cruise Control”-like sequel.
“I think if they were to find a story [they might], who knows? But sadly, they haven’t come up with one,” she sighed, summing up her thoughts on getting devilish one more time. “But I mean, who knows? Maybe they will someday.”
Would you like to see another “Prada” tale? Or do you think Hollywood should be commended for doing something truly original, in just leaving a hit movie alone?