EMILY BLUNT would like to feature in the Devil Wears Prada sequel, following in the footsteps of her former co-star Meryl Streep - who yesterday declared she'd consider reprisingher role as the fierce Miranda Priestly even though she'd "have to lose the f***ing weight". Although a follow-up film has not yet been confirmed, Lauren Weisberger's new book, Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns, is expected to arrive in stores in April next year.
"Did she actually say that?" laughed Blunt of Streep's admission. "I feel the same as her and yes I think I would do it. We all were told to go on these skinny diets for the first time, but I'd be up for it."
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Weisbergers's new story will detail what happened to hardworking Andy Sachs following her departure from Runway (inspired by life at US Vogue), her new job as editor of a top bridal magazine and, naturally, we'll see her bump into her former boss, Miranda Priestly, once again. Blunt, who is currently promoting new comedy The Five-Year Engagement, played the part of icy fashion assistant Emily in the 2006 Devil Wears Prada film. And she says that, although the tale may have dramatised certain aspects, it does bare a marked resemblance to her real-life experiences of the fashion world.
"There are definitely similarities," she told us. "There is that ferocious, watchful nature of the industry; that catty competitiveness between people; and also those stress levels that you see in the film - they're very real in the industry too. I have a few friends who work for fashion magazines and it isn't that dissimilar. I went to the Met Ball with Francesco Costa from Calvin Klein last month and he was telling me how non-stop it all is. It's just collection after collection - you have to be in creative overdrive all the time. It's all so personal too, in the same way the film industry is. You have to be very thick-skinned. Films are so subjective as is fashion."