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Meryl Streep Had to Ask for a Higher Salary to Play Miranda Priestly

Meryl Streep Had to Ask for a Higher Salary to Play Miranda Priestly

That's right, even the boss lady of the 2006 film "Devil Wears Prada" — which grossed more than $300 million worldwide — says she had to negotiate her salary because she wasn't making enough.

Meryl Streep who played the razor-sharp editor-in-chief of the fictitious fashion magazine Runway said in an interview with Variety (celebrating the 10th anniversary of of the film) that her initial salary offer was nothing short of disappointing.

"The offer was to my mind slightly, if not insulting, not perhaps reflective of my actual value to the project," she said. Streep mentioned in the interview that she often avoided negotiating her salary but decided at age 55 it was time to end that habit.

"There was my 'goodbye moment,' and then they doubled the offer," she said. "I had just learned, at a very late date, how to deal on my own behalf."

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