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“It was a nightmare, I was thin for my height”: Emily Blunt Cried With Co-star Anne Hathaway When She Was Forced to Lose Weight For ‘Devil Wears Prada’

Emily Blunt and Anne Hathaway are incredibly talented and accomplished actresses who have significantly impacted the film world. They have captivated audiences with their remarkable performances, versatility, and charisma, earning critical acclaim and a loyal fan base.

A still from The Devil Wears Prada
A still from The Devil Wears Prada

Emily Blunt and Anne Hathaway soared to new heights of fame in the highly acclaimed film The Devil Wears Prada. Their unforgettable performances alongside the legendary Meryl Streep required them to undergo physical transformations, including weight loss. Yet, the relentless hunger accompanying their dedication would eventually take its toll.

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Emily Blunt And Anne Hathaway Had A Tough Time Filmimg

In their pursuit of authenticity for their roles in The Devil Wears Prada, Anne Hathaway, and Emily Blunt embraced the challenge of shedding pounds to meet the film’s requirements. However, the weight loss journey proved particularly complex for Hathaway, as she initially received conflicting instructions, being advised to gain weight for her character. “The director and producers asked me to gain 10 lbs.,” Hathaway told People.

Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt

In an unconventional approach, Anne Hathaway managed to gain the necessary weight by indulging in a diet primarily composed of junk food and beer. However, her triumph was short-lived as she faced another challenge: shedding additional pounds to fit into the specific wardrobe required for her character in the film. Blunt empathetically joined Hathaway on their shared journey to shed weight, leading to emotional moments where both actresses were in tears.

“I was thin for my height. I was basically stuck with fruit, vegetables and fish. I wouldn’t recommend that. Emily Blunt and I would clutch at each other and cry because we were so hungry,” Blunt once told US Weekly.

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Emily Blunt Felt Getting Slim Could Send The Wrong Message

During a revealing interview with Parade in 2009, Emily Blunt, renowned for her role in Jungle Cruise, candidly discussed the media’s powerful impact on young girls’ body image. Blunt disclosed that while she had maintained her regular thin size for most of her life, she made an exception for her role in The Devil Wears Prada, opting to become even thinner for the sake of authenticity.

“I am from a family of thin children, so I have always been OK with that. I’ve only lost weight for The Devil Wears Prada, and that was because my character was supposed to be on the edge of anorexia,” she said.

Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt

Nevertheless, the star firmly opposed the media’s tendency to exert pressure on young girls, emphasizing the detrimental effects of promoting unhealthy weight loss.

“It is becoming worrying how many super-thin girls we see walking around, and they are so obviously ill. It is kind of accepted and it is glamorized more than it should be,” she said.

The Devil Wears Prada is available for rent and purchase on Google Play and Amazon Instant Video.

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