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Amelia (Mia) Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldi, Princess of Genovia, celebrated the 20th anniversary of The Princess Diaries. She’s also better known as Anne Hathaway, the Academy Award and Primetime Emmy Award-winning actor.

Now that fans of the movie reimagine sleepovers with mattress surfing, Hathaway has continued working on a variety of projects. Since May 2021, the actor was seen filming a new Apple TV+ miniseries in New York City. Production is expected to end in September but many are wondering what the new TV show is.

Anne Hathaway smiling on set of 'WeCrashed' in New York
Anne Hathaway on the set of ‘WeCrashed’ in New York | Robert Kamau/Getty Images

Anne Hathaway celebrated ‘The Princess Diaries’ anniversary on social media

Fans of the 2001 princess movie were elated to see Hathaway celebrate it on Instagram. She wrote, “Miracles happen…Happy 20th birthday to #theprincessdiaries, AKA the film that launched a thousand sleepovers.” The post includes photos of the cast on set of The Princess Diaries with big-name actors such as Mandy Moore and Julie Andrews.

The movie was a breakout role for Hathaway and she later starred in the sequel The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement alongside Chris Pine. The actor reflected on her time filming the movie in an interview with People.

“Getting to make it and be on set every day, I got to hug Julie Andrews every day,” Hathaway recalled. “That part was also very, very, very magical. Then it came out and it was received…I live my life as if I’ve won the lottery, not as though I was famous.”

What is Hathaway’s new miniseries?

The actor is working on the Apple Tv+ series WeCrashed, which is based on the podcast WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork. WeWork was considered one of the most valuable startup companies in the world. The series will focus on the greed that was apparently behind closed doors.

Hathaway is playing the role of Rebekah Neumann, the wife of WeWork’s co-founder, Adam Neumann. Jared Leto will fill the shoes of the co-founder’s character. Photos surfaced across social media of the two actors working in New York City. It was also announced in July that America Ferrera joined the cast.

One image of Hathaway sent the media into a frenzy on June 12, 2021. According to PageSix, the actor filmed a scene where her character had fallen onto a car. It is not clear why Hathaway was suddenly rocking a blonde wig and working on a violent scene when the real-life Rebekah Neumann is alive. So, viewers will have to watch the miniseries on Apple TV+ when it comes out. The premiere date has not been announced yet.

The actor also celebrated the anniversary of ‘The Devil Wears Prada’

In another Instagram post, The Princess Diaries alum wrote that The Devil Wears Prada shares a noteworthy milestone as well. “The Princess Diaries turns 20 the same year The Devil Wears Prada turns 15. Shut up! That’s all.”

Fans recognized the famous line “Shut up!” from the princess movie and “That’s all” from The Devil Wears Prada. Meryl Streep is known for that ominously soft-spoken line in her role as Miranda Priestly or “the dragon lady” as she says in the film. Her character is loosely based on the real-life head of Vogue magazine, Anna Wintour.

Hathaway played the main character, Andy, who works as one of the assistants to the Editor-in-Chief of Runway magazine. Andy does not initially fit in with the fashion magazine’s glamorous and body image-fixated environment. Nevertheless, the character pushes ahead to “just stick it out for a year” to open up more doors for herself in the job market. Andy immerses herself a little too much in the industry and is accused of becoming a “glamazon” by her best friend in one scene. Later, she is figuratively slapped in the face toward the end of the film when Miranda admits that Andy reminds her of herself.

The movie is a nod to younger generations through its focus on an underpaid and overworked entry-level worker with big dreams.

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