From Glamour to Gloom: 8 Actors For Whom Movie Magic Turned Sour (2 of 5)

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2. Meryl Streep – The Devil Wears Prada

Meryl Streep’s portrayal of the formidable Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada was nothing short of iconic, but when the camera wasn’t rolling, her experience was less than glamorous. Reportedly, Streep found the filming process mentally and physically exhausting, with long hours and demanding scenes taking a toll on her well-being. Additionally, tensions between Streep and co-star Anne Hathaway added to the strain, as the two actresses struggled to find common ground. Although the film was a hit critically and at the box office, Streep’s time on set was marked by challenges and frustration.

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3. Brad Pitt – Interview with the Vampire

Brad Pitt’s descent into vampiric immortality on the set of Interview with the Vampire wasn’t as glamorous as it seemed. Method acting clashed with reported on-set drama, particularly with co-star Tom Cruise. The historical costumes, elaborate makeup, and dreary setting, while visually stunning, added to Pitt’s discomfort, making the “eternal life” he portrayed feel more like an endless struggle for on-set peace. At one point, he even asked producer David Geffen how much it would cost him to breach his contract, and the “$40 million” response snapped him back into reality.