A decade has passed since Anne Hathaway broke into the world of high fashion by chipping away at Meryl Streep's icy veneer in the amusing and Oscar-nominated The Devil Wears Prada. But that doesn't mean that the rest of the cast is looking to dial back into that world for a cash-grabbing sequel. Though Hathaway and her co-star, Emily Blunt, have expressed interest in doing The Devil Wears Prada 2, standout Stanley Tucci recently threw a bucket of cold water on the sequel's chances, explaining rather bluntly:
That's never going to happen. ... Sometimes it's best just to leave things. If you try to redo it, let's face it, there are very few sequels that actually work.
Stanley Tucci, in the 2006 comedy directed by David Frankel, played Nigel, the sensible and experienced art director who has spent enough time in the harsh inner circle of Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) that he's happy to guide new assistants Andrea (Hathaway) and Emily (Blunt) as they try to survive. The role was dry and clever, and perfectly tailored to Tucci's skill set. In fact, though he wasn't nominated for his performance in the movie, he likely should have been. Instead, he was nominated three years later for his creepy turn in Peter Jackson's adaptation of The Lovely Bones. Here's a great Tucci scene from The Devil Wears Prada.
Stanley Tucci was asked about the possibility of The Devil Wears Prada 2 while receiving a Career award at the Deauville Film Festival, where THR got his quotes about the sequel. It makes sense that they would ask. The movie has been on the mind of the cast, with Anne Hathaway recently posting a sweet memory about it, in honor of the 10-year anniversary. And Lauren Weisberger, who wrote the original novel, did churn out Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns in 2013, though reviews for that story were unfavorable.
The irony of Tucci's statement is that we just ran a news item claiming that he has agreed to return to Michael Bay's Transformers franchise. Does that mean he thinks that The Last Knight is worthy? Or is he acknowledging that it's a paycheck gig, but one that he's content to accept because actors have to work every once in a while?
Would you be into a film adaptation of Revenge Wears Prada? Or do you agree with Tucci that some movies that worked really well the first time need to be left alone? Share your thoughts with us below.