That ‘Devil Wears Prada’ Scene Was Cut for a Damn Good Reason

· Updated on May 28, 2018

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen 2006’s The Devil Wears Prada by now. The movie catapulted Anne Hathaway to another level of stardom and gave us one of Meryl Streep’s best creations, ice queen Runway editor Miranda Priestly.

This week, the internet has been gagging over a deleted scene from the gala event that causes Hathaway’s character Andy to miss a birthday party for her boyfriend, played by Adrian Grenier. The scene, which has been on YouTube for a while, gained popularity this week when it was tweeted out by BuzzFeed’s Spencer Althouse.

In the scene, Priestly’s husband, who is not her husband by the end of the film, barges into the party drunk and begins insulting partygoers. Andy steps in to save “the Dragon Lady” some embarrassment. As Streep walks away, she mouths two words: “Thank you.”

“I’m just seeing this deleted scene from The Devil Wears Prada for the first time, and honestly it changed the whole movie for me,” Althouse wrote.

People on Twitter are flipping out over this ~ softer side of Priestly ~.

I mean, there’s a reason this scene was cut, right? Some scenes are cut for time, some for tone. This seems to be a character misstep. Would Priestly, editor of Runway, Lady of Optics, Queen of Secrecy, Mother of Ice really mouth these words in the middle of a crowded party? Wouldn’t she make Emily Blunt write a discreet “thank you” note and hand it to Andy after the rest of the staff has left for the night?

Best to leave this one on the cutting room floor.

That’s all.

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