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How Meryl Streep Got Her Pay Doubled for 'The Devil Wears Prada'

Because Miranda Priestly is worth every penny!

How Meryl Streep Got Her Pay Doubled for 'The Devil Wears Prada'
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No, no, that wasn't a question.

It was just Meryl Streep being her usual badass self. Seriously, it's hard to believe that The Devil Wears Prada came out ten years ago, considering its immense, all-compassing pop-culture significance. The movie is the perfect cautionary tale about the fashion industry and dudes who constantly brag about their grilled-cheese making abilities.

Streep's portrayal of the dragon lady, Miranda Priestly, is the greatest asset of the film. Despite her army of accolades and her reputation as one of the most revered actresses of all time, Streep still had to negotiate for more pay.

“The offer was to my mind slightly, if not insulting, not perhaps reflective of my actual value to the project,” Streep stated in an interview with Variety. “There was my ‘goodbye moment,’ and then they doubled the offer. I was 55, and I had just learned, at a very late date, how to deal on my own behalf.”

Now that's what we call being a BOSS LADY.

How Meryl Streep Got Her Pay Doubled for 'The Devil Wears Prada'
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