Gisele Bundchen Says She Originally Had No Interest In Being In "The Devil Wears Prada"

Gisele Bundchen Says She Originally Had No Interest In Being In "The Devil Wears Prada"
Skip To ContentHomepageQuizzesTV & MoviesShoppingVideosNewsTastySign InSearch BuzzFeedSearch BuzzFeedlol Badge Feedwin Badge Feedtrending Badge Feed

Pop Culture

TV & MoviesCelebrityBest of the InternetAnimalsMusicRewindBooksLGBTQ


LatestTrendingFoodLoveTriviaQuiz Party


LatestHomeFashionTechBeauty & Personal CareKidsPetsSex ToysSports & FitnessStoresSubscriptionsBuzzFeed Merch


LatestCocoa ButterNEW!Mom In ProgressWorth ItUnsolved True CrimeUnsolved SupernaturalMultiplayerPero LikeCocoa Butter


As/Is: StyleBringMe: TravelGoodful: WellnessNifty: DIYParentsFoodWeddingsSex And LoveNEW!


What is Community?Join Community!Featured PostsLeaderboard

From Our Partners

Laughing Out LoudTogether For Your WellnessBest APAHM EverSubscribe to SpringLatinx Food And CultureScience Will WinHoliday Cookie ShowdownIt's Your JourneyLive The Legend


About UsAdvertiseInvestor RelationsJobsNewslettersEditionUSUKAustraliaBrasilCanadaDeutschlandIndiaJapanLatamCalifornia residents can opt out of "sales" of personal data.Do Not Sell My Personal Information © 2022 BuzzFeed, Inc PressRSSPrivacyConsent PreferencesUser TermsAccessibility StatementAd ChoicesHelpContactSitemapBuzzFeed NewsReporting on what you care about. We hold major institutions accountable and expose wrongdoing.BuzzFeed TastySearch, watch, and cook every single Tasty recipe and video ever - all in one place!BuzzFeed GoodfulSelf care and ideas to help you live a healthier, happier life.BuzzFeed Bring MeObsessed with travel? Discover unique things to do, places to eat, and sights to see in the best destinations around the world with Bring Me!BuzzFeed As IsSomething for everyone interested in hair, makeup, style, and body positivity.Celebrity·Posted 16 minutes ago

Gisele Bundchen Says She Originally Had No Interest In Being In "The Devil Wears Prada"

"I’m not gonna play a model, I do that every day."

RIqzZkkey_large.jpg?crop=305%3A305%3B91%2C130&downsize=60:*&output-format=jpg&output-quality=autoby Alex Gurley

BuzzFeed Contributor

Gisele Bundchen almost didn't accept her role in The Devil Wears Prada — but she's glad she did!


Stefanie Keenan / Getty Images for UCLA Institute of the Environment & Sustainability

Back in 2006, the model was approached about the role when the film's writer noticed Gisele on her the plane in the middle of a flight.

View this photo on Instagram

@gisele / Via

"The way I got this, I was flying to Los Angeles and the lady who was writing this movie came to me and said, 'I'm doing this movie Devil Wears Prada," Gisele explained in a Life in Looks interview with British Vogue.


British Vogue / Via

The writer, Lauren Weisberger, explained that the film was all about fashion and she was planning on casting some models — but Gisele immediately turned her down.


Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

"I'm like, 'I'm not interested,'" Gisele said, adding, "'I'm not gonna play a model, I do that every day; that’s already a role I play.'"


Picture Alliance / picture alliance via Getty Images

Lauren persisted, telling Gisele she would still love to have her and suggested she could write a unique part just for the model — and that's exactly what she did.

View this photo on Instagram

@gisele / Via

Pretty soon, Gisele's team got a phone call explaining they had a role for her playing an assistant in the office.


20thcentfox / ©20thCentFox / Courtesy Everett Collection

While Gisele was still hesitant because she wasn't an actress and would be working aside Meryl Streep, she eventually agreed.


20thcentfox / ©20thCentFox / Courtesy Everett Collection

"I am not an actress, I've never had an acting class. It was Meryl Streep, which I think is the best actress of all time. It was Emily Blunt and Anne Hathaway, all of them, incredible," Gisele said.


20thcentfox / ©20thCentFox / Courtesy Everett Collection

She added, "And that's the scene I was doing, with those three ladies and me. So I was like, 'Okay, I hope I don’t screw this up.'"


Gilbert Carrasquillo / GC Images / Getty

Thankfully, everything turned out great and Gisele says her nine-year-old daughter Vivian now loves the film too!

View this photo on Instagram

@gisele / Via

Hear all that Gisele had to say below.

View this video on YouTube

British Vogue / Via

Share This Article


BuzzFeed Daily

Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

Newsletter signup formYour email addressSign upThis site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.