Last night, Meryl Streep presented Viola Davis with an award at the Women In Film gala—which must have been a bit awkward, since rumor has it Viola is still taking it pretty hard that she lost to Meryl at the Oscars earlier this year. Sorry to say that even though Viola was the honoree, Meryl is the star of this video from the event. Mostly because Access Hollywood made sure to ask Meryl what her thoughts were on the upcoming book sequel to The Devil Wears Prada.
Meryl obviously missed her weekly catch-up on Crushable, because she had no idea that a book was happening. The assumption is that following the novel’s April 2013 publication, the movie rights will get snatched up soon and the studio will be trying to woo Meryl and Anne Hathaway back. But as you can tell from the video (start at around 3:35), Meryl is underwhelmed at the prospect.
However, right as you think that this will never happen, she says something amazing and slightly NSFW:
“I’d have to lose the fucking weight, but sure.” Brilliant. I love the look on her face at the prospect of going all Bridget Jones and dropping poundage to play the incredibly disciplined Runway editor again. I will say, though, maybe they want to grab these two leading ladies sooner rather than later, since Anne Hathaway has already starved herself to a scary-skinny weight for Les Miserables. Seeing as Revenge Wears Prada is set eight years after the first book and has Andy somehow being some bridal-magazine superstar, you can bet that she probably took the first book’s slim-down edict really seriously even after leaving Runway.
Anyway, we’ll see if that ever comes to pass. For the moment, count on Meryl to give exactly the right answer. The second best response, of course, being for her to quietly add, “That’s all” and flounce off.