Here's Why Emily Blunt Doesn't Want a 'Devil Wears Prada' Sequel

In a land filled with reboots and sequels, actress Emily Blunt suggested Friday The Devil Wears Prada probably shouldn't succumb to the trend.

Blunt, 35, played junior assistant Emily Charlton in the 2006 film. Her character worked under Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), who was an editor-in-chief at the fictional Runway magazine. Although her role in the movie helped to bring Blunt attention early in her acting career, she's unsure if reviving it is a good move.

"If everyone did it I would be up for it," she said during an appearance on The Jess Cagle Interview. "I don't know if there's going to be a second film. I almost hope it doesn't [happen] because I think sometimes when you sequel everything [it] kind of dilutes how special the original is."

Blunt's remarks backtrack conflicting sentiment she expressed Tuesday on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Meyers addressed rumors of a potential Devil Wears Prada sequel, and Blunt followed: "I mean, I would love it."

While Fox 2000 Pictures hasn't announced plans to revisit The Devil Wears Prada, singer Elton John is working with playwright Paul Rudnick to breathe new life into the popular film by transforming it into a Broadway musical. But the project's casting and production timeline are undetermined at this time, Variety reported in January 2017.

"Re-imagining The Devil Wears Prada for the musical theater is super exciting," Kevin McCollum, the musical's producer, told Deadline in January 2017. "I'm a huge fan of both the book and the feature film and a huge aficionado of the fashion world. I can't wait to sink my musical teeth into this hunk of popular culture."

The Devil Wears Prada is based off a 2003 novel of the same name. Written by Lauren Weisberger, the author wrote a follow up in 2013, titled Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns. Weisberger is expected to debut a third book in the series this June. This upcoming installment, titled When Life Gives You Lululemons, focuses on Blunt's character.

The book's film adaption, which also starred Anne Hathaway, made $326 million in the worldwide box office, according to Box Office Mojo. It drummed up Oscar recognition for Meryl Streep in the Best Actress category and Patricia Field for Best Costume Design.

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Actress Emily Blunt said she isn't sure a "The Devil Wears Prada" sequel would work. Here, Blunt is pictured attending the premiere for 'A Quiet Place' at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on April 2, 2018 in New York City. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images