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June 4th, 2013
06:36 PM ET

'The Devil Wears Prada' gets a sequel

The fictional character from the highly successful novel-turned-movie "The Devil Wears Prada" is back, in a new novel by best selling author Lauren Weisberger.

Weisberger's follow-up, "Revenge Wears Prada," checks in on the original characters ten years later.

"So much happens in 10 years especially in your 20s and your 30s. I just really got curious and wanted to check in again with Andy and Emily, and of course, Miranda," said Weisberger.

Weisberger wrote her first sinfully successful novel about the fashion industry just two years after leaving her job at Vogue.

"I will never forget it, I just walked in there and thought, 'This is wild,'" said Weisberger.

Weisberger served as an assistant to notoriously icy Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

"The Miranda character is a fictional character, but she is certainly inspired by my time working at Vogue, I did work there and it was such a crazy experience that I pull so much from my time there, and it finds its way into the book," said Weisberger.

Coincidentally or not, both the fictional Priestly and real Wintour have recently been promoted. Wintour is now the artistic director of publishing heavyweight Condé Nast.

"In my book I really needed Miranda in a bigger position of power so she could really torment Andy and Emily," said Weisberger. "And when I heard about Anna, I just kind of smiled and thought sometimes life imitates art."

Millions of copies of Weisberger's first book, translated into 40 different languages, helped propel her characters to the big screen. In 2006, Anne Hathaway was cast as Andy, and Meryl Streep played an award-winning witch of a boss in the movie adaptation.

"As an author you aren't supposed to love when they adapt your work, but I just thought they did such a terrific job. I would love if it happened again," said Weisberger.

Vogue has published more than 120 issues since the devil last got dressed, and readers have been wondering what happened to Andy since she bid adieu to Miranda in Paris.

"I was thinking how much Andy would have changed. So much had changed in my own life," said Weisberger.

During the devil-free decade, Weisberger got married, had two kids, and wrote three other novels. Meanwhile, her protagonist Andy has launched her own magazine and fallen in love.

"All of that certainly affects your writing in wonderful ways but I was thinking with Andy, she too is growing up. She's getting married, I'm not going to say with who, I won't give any spoilers, but motherhood does play a role. Funny things happen in play group, and I definitely say a lot of that is informed by my own experience," said Weisberger.

Selling the devil has earned Weisberger millions and as the sequel hits shelves Tuesday, it is fair to assume that success will be the best revenge.

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