The film makers actually had another famous brunette star in mind, but she turned the role down multiple times.
Rachel Mc Adams was the firm studio favourite for the film but apparently wanted to step away from mainstream films after The Notebook and Mean Girls.
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Anne Hathaway wasn't seriously considered for the role of plucky Andy and was seen as a risk for an adult film, after making Dinsey films like The Princess Diaries and Ella Enchanted.Blunyt remembers: “I was in some dive club in London. He said, ‘Listen I would have cast you off the tape, but the studio wants to see you one more time. It made a huge adult star of Anne Hathaway, rebooted Streep as an actress who coudl headline mainsteam summer big releases and was Blunt's Hollywood beakthrough.Blunt says: “The day the movie came out, all the people in the bakery suddenly knew who I was. Girl friends, good friends…this is what Porny needs to find.One of the biggest chick flicks of all time could have turned out very different.