Emily Blunt talks possible Devil Wears Prada sequel: ‘I would do it in a heartbeat’

Emily Blunt, Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep in Devil Wears Prada.

Emily Blunt has opened up about the possibility of a sequel to the iconic Devil Wears Prada, telling The View that she would “do it in a heartbeat”.

The actor revealed on Thursday’s (10 November) show that she would sign on to a Devil Wears Prada sequel purely to work with her co-stars – including icons Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, and Stanley Tucci – again.

“I would do it in a heartbeat just to play with those guys again,” she told host Whoopi Goldberg.

Blunt added that the film’s fashion was “fun”, and that her character’s green eyeshadow was so “horrifying” that it “has to get another outing”.

Her desire to film a Devil Wears Prada sequel, however, comes as Anne Hathaway shot down the idea just last week on The View, arguing that the fashion magazine industry is too different in the digital age.

“I just think that movie was in a different era,” she told the show on 1 November.

“Now, everything’s gone so digital, and that movie centred around the concept of producing a physical thing… It’s just very different now.”

She added that it was “tempting to think about Andy and Emily needing to get Miranda her coffee, and she’s somewhere in Europe, and then along the way they pick up Stanley Tucci in Italy, who’s at a restaurant”.

Marking the film’s 15th anniversary in 2021, screenwriter Aline Brosh-McKenna also shared her thoughts on what she thinks the characters would be up to now, saying she thinks Blunt’s character Emily has “done something fantastic”.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Brosh-McKenna said she thinks Emily is “maybe married some sort of minor member of the Scandinavian Royal Family and lives somewhere incredible and still wears avant-garde clothes and is in the Denmark tabloids wearing some fabulous asymmetric taffeta thing.”

Hathaway’s character Andy, however, made it in journalism after all, according to Brosh-McKenna’s vision.

“Andy has a podcast on Slate or works for Axios,” she said. “She definitely has a Twitter that’s news, and she feels strongly about climate change. She had a pink pussycat hat in 2016, and went to the Women’s March!”

While it doesn’t look like a film sequel will be coming any time soon, Lauren Weisberger, who wrote the book the film was based on, told Entertainment Weekly that there has been talk of a potential Devil Wears Prada television series.

“I wouldn’t say it’s out of the realm of possibility,” she said.