Meryl Streep's character Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada was based on American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, so when the pair sat down for a chat, everyone was all ears. The award-winning actress is set to play Katharine Graham in upcoming film The Post, and took a trip to the Vogue office in New York to meet Anna. In character as Katharine, Meryl hilariously told the editor: "I hope I get the job."
Meryl Streep stepped into the Vogue office to meet Anna Wintour
Later, when who has been the most challenging woman she has played in a film, Meryl joked: "Well I must say…" before Anna quickly stepped in, adding: "No, we’re not going to go there Meryl." Throughout the interview, the pair discussed women’s empowerment while chatting about Katharine – who was responsible for breaking the Watergate scandal. Notoriously stern Anna admitted that she was terrified of Katharine, telling Meryl: "She was so tall, and spoke so well."
Anna was all ears as Meryl spoke about her new film role in The Post
Back in September, meanwhile, a newly-emerged deleted scene from The Devil Wears Prada divided fans’ opinions on the entire movie, by showing Miranda in a very different light. Miranda, who was portrayed as a strict, hard-to-please boss, was seen as being far more vulnerable in the new footage, completely changing the film's direction.
The clip was shared on Twitter by Buzzfeed writer Spender Althouse, and took place during the black tie gala held by Runway. The scene showed Anne Hathaway's character, Andy, helping to smooth over an awkward situation between Miranda's drunk husband and her boss, Irv Ravitz. The footage showed the two men exchanging words, with Andy later jumping in to break up the tension. Soon after, Miranda was seen mouthing 'thank you' to Andy, leaving her – and fans of the 2006 movie – in utter shock.
The video was uploaded by Vogue magazine
The original scene that stayed in the movie saw Andy begrudgingly attend the event, which made her late for her boyfriend's birthday, where she was tasked with telling Miranda the names of the people she was talking to throughout the evening. The one similarity is that Andy does still save the day, but this time by helping colleague Emily, who forgets a name of a guest.