During the episode, a contestant named Rosé asked her which out of her many movie roles did she have to "fight tooth and nail for?"
"How much time do you have?” Hathaway replied with a laugh, before sharing the tidbit. "I will give you some tea. I was the ninth choice for Devil Wears Prada. But I got it. Hang in there. Never give up!"
In the classic movie, Hathaway plays the smart but sensible new graduate Andy Sachs who lands a job as an assistant to the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine, Miranda Priestly, played by Meryl Streep.
While Hathaway didn't share who the other actresses in contention were, Rachel McAdams was previously offered the role, with Claire Danes and Juliette Lewis also auditioning for the lead role.
"The only person who calls me Anne is my mother and she only does it when she's really mad at me, like really mad," the Locked Down star shared. "So every time I step out in public and someone calls my name, I think they're going to yell at me."