“I do that everyday”: Gisele Bündchen Refused to Appear in The Devil Wears Prada Alongside Emily Blunt Despite Movie Making $326M at Box-Office

Gisele Bündchen is one of the most popular supermodels who reportedly signed a contract with Victoria’s Secret when she was just 19 years old. Her fashion style has indeed dominated this planet for many years with the model appearing on more than 1,200 magazine covers. With such immense popularity, she once refused to be in the hit movie, The Devil Wears Prada which changed the lives of stars like Emily Blunt, and Meryl Streep.

Gisele Bündchen
Brazilian Supermodel, Gisele Bündchen

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David Frankel directed The Devil Wears Prada was a commercial success with a star-studded cast. Bündchen had a cameo role in the movie which she stated was an interesting tale.

Gisele Bündchen Revealed She Initially Rejected to Work in The Devil Wears Prada

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Gisele Bündchen appeared in the cameo role in The Devil Wears Prada

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In the May 2022 episode of Vogue’s Life In Looks series, Gisele Bündchen opened up about how she ended up in the famous film, The Devil Wears Prada despite initially turning down the opportunity to work in the film. In the episode, she shared that the writer of the film, Aline Brosh McKenna approached her regarding a role in the movie.

She stated,

“I was flying from Los Angeles and the lady who was writing this movie came to me, and she said, ‘I’m doing this movie, Devil Wears Prada, and it’s all about fashion and everything. And I’m getting some models to act on it.'”

McKenna wanted the supermodel to play the role of the supermodel in the movie which she denied stating,

No, I’m not interested. I’m not gonna play a model, I do that every day.”

It would really be quite boring for her to do the same role she works day and night, which is why she did not accept the role. However, the filmmakers did convince the 42-year-old model to be in the film.

Gisele Bündchen Accepted The Cameo Role of Runway Staff Member Serena

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The 42-year-old model, Gisele Bündchen

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The mother of two did accept a cameo role of Runway staff member Serena who was on-screen for a short while. The role was written specifically for her who decided to have her hands on the same.

She stated,

“I am not an actress, I never had an acting class.” 

She continued,

“It was Meryl Streep, [who] I think is the best actress of all time. It was Emily Blunt and Anne Hathaway; all of them [are] incredible… So, I was like okay, ‘I hope I don’t screw this up.’”

She indeed left a great impression on the audience which is why her role is still being recognized by many including her daughter, Vivian who recognized her mother when she was at her friend’s house. She was indeed happy with her role. The film grossed over $326 million worldwide against its $41 million budget making it the 12th highest-grossing film worldwide at the time.

The Devil Wears Prada is available on Disney+.

Source: Vogue’s Life in Looks

Priya Sharma
Priya Sharma

Priya Sharma is an entertainment niche content writer at Animated Times. A Journalism and Mass Communication graduate from the University of Lucknow, she has written nearly 1000 articles on Animated Times and Fandomwire combined and holds experience in event management too. She has a healthy(?) obsession with the Hallyu culture and is also exploring anime as well. When not working, she indulges herself in binge-watching K-dramas, playing Ukulele, and trying to seek the attention of her cute buddy, Shiro.

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