Anne Hathaway Fights a Prada-Clad Devil
June 29, 2006

Anne Hathaway is the lucky young actress who's floating on cloud nine after starring alongside the great Meryl Streep in "The Devil Wears Prada."

But Anne also admitted to "Extra" that she had a devil of a time landing the coveted role.

The young beauty, who's currently on the cover of Hollywood Life Magazine and found fame in "The Princess Diaries," first had to get past the famed Oscar winner herself, as Meryl insisted on watching Anne's most recent performance in "Brokeback Mountain" before giving her a thumbs up.

So was Anne okay with that? "Oh yeah," she said. "As good as ‘The Princess Diaries' was, it was a long time ago, and it was a different type of role so I think everybody was just checking to make sure that I'd matured."

The 23-year-old actress plays an assistant to the high-powered editor of a high-fashion magazine in the film.

Also starring alongside Meryl and Anne is Adrien Grenier, the star of HBO's hit show "Entourage." In the flick, Grenier gets to show his softer side playing Nate, Anne's boyfriend, and says he's learning to develop his own sense of style.

"As I play Vince on ‘Entourage,' the more I get exposed to nicer clothes," he admitted.

And listen up ladies! The self-proclaimed homebody revealed what he looks for in a woman. "I find it attractive if a woman is dedicated to her job and her work and has ambition," he revealed. "I find it sexy."

Ironically, Anne had to battle her weight just like in the real fashion industry for her new film. "I actually lost weight for the film," she said.

But then she was asked to put 10 pounds back on before being told to take it all back off again! "I was like, ‘What?'" she shrieked.

It looks like all the sacrifice is paying off! "The Devil Wears Prada" opens June 30, but it's already getting rave reviews.

 


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