Spencer Althouse, a writer for Buzzfeed, recently discovered a deleted scene from the 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada, and tweeted it out to his followers saying it “honestly changed the whole movie for me.” The minute-long scene, which is included on the DVD takes place at a gala where Anne Hathaway’s character, Andy Sachs, intervenes when the drunken husband of her boss, Runway Magazine editor Miranda Priestly (played memorably by Women in the World favorite Meryl Streep), starts causing a scene. Watch the deleted scene below.
In a “vulnerable” moment, Priestly mouths a “thank you” across the room. Several fans of the movie weighed in on the clip, agreeing this was ridiculously out-of-character for Priestly and would have changed the whole movie. “Thank You does not exist in Miranda Priestly’s vocabulary!” tweeted one Twitter user, while another weighed in: “wow, i have never been so thankful a scene was cut from a movie. thank you devil wears prada gods 🙌🏽”
Well, in an interview with Yahoo Movies, the film’s director, David Frankel, weighs in on all of the commotion swirling around the scene that ended up on the cutting room floor. And, apparently, it was rather forgettable to him. “I honestly have no recollection of shooting this scene,” Frankel said. “I don’t think I ever saw this scene in a cut of the movie, because I encouraged the editor to take out anything that shouldn’t be in, and I think he took it out.” The director added, “It was never in the movie. And I don’t even know why it was in the screenplay. It was so misguided.”
What do you think about? Women in the World ran an an informal Twitter poll and 20 percent of respondents said that if the deleted scene had been included, it would’ve ruined the movie for them.