Anne Hathaway Reacts To ‘Devil Wears Prada’ Fan Theory That Nate Was The Villain

Anne Hathaway thinks followers ought to give Nate in “The Devil Wears Prada” a break — and, as Miranda Priestly would say: “That’s all.”

The actor, who famously performed aspiring-journalist-turned-personal-assistant Andy within the 2006 movie, disagrees with a fan idea that her character’s boyfriend Nate, performed by Adrian Grenier, was the actual villain within the film.

“I believe that they had been each very younger and figuring issues out, and he did behave like a brat, however I additionally behaved like a brat in my 20s and I hopefully grew out of it and I believe that that’s what all of us do,” she stated during Tuesday’s episode of “Watch What Occurs Reside With Andy Cohen.” “I wouldn’t wish to be outlined by my worst second in my 20s, definitely, so I don’t maintain Nate as a villain really.”

The speculation about Nate is, after all, a departure from the extra apparent takeaway from the movie that Andy’s boss Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) — the icy, merciless and demanding editor-in-chief of a style journal — was the true villain.

However Grenier’s character has confronted public scrutiny earlier than.

A 2016 BuzzFeed article accused Nate of being an unsupportive boyfriend who holds Andy again from advancing in her profession. Grenier even referred to as out his character for being “egocentric” and “self-involved” throughout a reunion interview with Entertainment Weekly in 2021.

The actor stated he started to replicate on his character’s habits extra deeply after seeing memes and numerous analyses about Nate on social media. Naysayers of Nate usually cite a scene within the movie throughout which the character is disillusioned that Andy missed his birthday celebration attributable to her job calls for as Miranda’s assistant.

“It hadn’t occurred to me till I began to essentially give it some thought, and maybe it was as a result of I used to be as immature as Nate was on the time, and in some ways he’s very egocentric and self-involved, it was all about him, he wasn’t extending himself to help Andy in her profession,” Grenier stated in the course of the EW interview.

“On the finish of the day, it’s only a birthday, proper? It’s not the top of the world,” he continued. “I’d’ve been as immature as him on the time, so I personally couldn’t see his shortcomings. However after time to replicate and far deliberation, I’ve come to understand the reality in that perspective.”

Hathaway weighed in on Nate’s habits a bit then too. “Nate was pouty on his birthday as a result of his girlfriend wasn’t there! In hindsight, I’m certain he needs he made a distinct alternative, however who doesn’t?” she instructed EW.

Fortunately for Nate, Hathaway doesn’t suppose these moments ought to outline him.

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