Anne Hathaway joined Stephen Colbert on The Late Show on Thursday, where she revealed a new anecdote about working with Meryl Streep on The Devil Wears Prada—and apparently, Streep is a diehard Colbert fan.
During filming, Hathaway admitted (around the 3:10 mark) that Streep kept to herself throughout the process to get into character, and the two only really spoke during the scene where they are both in Streep’s car. The scene took a while to shoot, so Hathaway attempted to show Streep that she has a firm handle on current culture, by offering to lend her Nick Drake’s Pink Moon, or a Jeffrey Eugenides book. Streep was cordial to Hathaway until she made a comment about how The Daily Show With Jon Stewart was “saving America.”
“Dead silence,” Hathaway remembered. “I’m sitting there in this silence thinking my life is over. And finally, finally, she goes, 'No, I don’t think Jon Stewart is going to save America. I think Stephen Colbert is.'”
“You were on the air for three weeks at that point,” Hathaway added, “and Meryl predicted that.”
Anne Hathaway is currently set to star in a forthcoming Netflix film, which is based on Joan Didion’s book The Last Thing He Wanted, a thriller revolving around the Reagan administration’s illegal Iran-Contra arms dealing affair.