For a long time it was believed that the inspiration for Meryl Streep's fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly in the hit movie The Devil Wears Prada was based on Vogue magazine editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, but not according to the Oscar winning actress.
In a recent interview with Variety, Meryl Streep, 67, revealed there were many inspirations behind the character including Clint Eastwood.
“The voice I got from Clint Eastwood,” Streep says, adding that “he never, ever, ever raises his voice and everyone has to learn to listen, and he is automatically the most powerful person in the room”.
Streep says veteran model Carmen Dell'Orefice and the head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde were both an inspiration for the way her character appeared. Dell'Orefice for her signature style, and Lagarde for her “unassailable elegance and authority”.
It’s been 10 years this week since The Devil Wears Prada hit screens, and Streep reveals she almost turned down the role.
“There was my ‘goodbye moment’ and then they doubled the offer,” she says.