Although it is now one in all her most well-known roles, Anne was the ninth actor chosen to play Andy Sachs in The Satan Wears Prada. David Frankel, who directed the movie, informed Leisure Weekly in 2021 that Rachel McAdams was supplied the half thrice however repeatedly declined. He additionally said it “did not go effectively with the studio” once they started to method Anne concerning the half. Despite this, she remained decided to painting Andy within the 2006 movie.
“I bear in mind her sitting on my couch in my workplace and explaining why she wished to do that, why she needed to play this function, and … Annie by no means gave up,” Elizabeth Gabler, former Fox 2000 president, mentioned in the identical interview. “She by no means stopped campaigning, calling, she got here into [Fox executive] Carla Hacken’s workplace and wrote in her zen backyard, ‘Rent me.'”
Meryl Streep then watched a scene of Anne’s from Brokeback Mountain and met with the actor. After this, Meryl mentioned Anne was “nice” and believed they’d “work effectively collectively,” which helped seal the deal for her to safe the job. Anne known as it “the best sure on the planet” when she was lastly given the chance to play Andy.
“I patiently waited till it was my flip, and I acquired the decision,” Anne mentioned. “I bear in mind the second I discovered I acquired the half, I simply ran screaming by my condo. I had a bunch of buddies over on the time, I simply jumped up in the lounge and screamed, ‘I’ll be in The Satan Wears Prada!'”