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The SAG Awards' nostalgia trip! Beloved casts of The Devil Wears Prada, Modern Family, and Breaking Bad reunite

The SAG Awards took viewers on a trip down memory lane as iconic casts from The Devil Wears Prada, Modern Family, and Breaking Bad reunited for a night filled with humour and emotion.

The SAG Awards' nostalgia trip! Beloved casts of The Devil Wears Prada, Modern Family, and Breaking Bad reunite
Cast of The Devil Wears Prada; Modern Family; and Breaking Bad

Last Updated: 10.44 AM, Feb 25, 2024


It's not often that the Screen Actors Guild Awards host a reunion of cast members, but this year's event on Netflix was particularly noteworthy because it was a tribute to the 2006 romantic comedy The Devil Wears Prada. Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, and Emily Blunt took the stage on Saturday to present the first award for Male Actor in a Comedy Series, which Jeremy Allen White of The Bear won.

The Devil Wears Prada reunion!

"Two things: I forgot my glasses and the envelope," Streep started as she took the podium solo. Blunt brought the envelope onto the stage, and Hathaway got her spectacles. In response, Blunt said, "Meryl and Miranda Priestly are like twins," alluding to Streep's character in the film, who plays a fashion magazine editor who is both a dream builder and destroyer, in the vein of Anna Wintour.


"I don’t think I’m anything like Miranda Priestly!" Streep said. Hathaway calmly interrupted, saying, "No, no, that wasn't a question," which caused everyone in the room to giggle.

A jaw dropped on Streep's face. "By all means, move at a glacial pace—you know how that thrills me." Leaning into Streep, Blunt said Miranda's catchphrase from the film.

Modern Family reunion!

Presenting the ensemble in the comedy series category, which The Bear won, was the Modern Family cast reuniting at Saturday's SAG Awards. Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Eric Stonestreet, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson took the stage to discuss their activities since their comedy series ended.

Noting that being on a show for eleven seasons never happens, Burrell asked the cast if they missed being together with Bowen and opened the floor to their thoughts. "It's happened twice to me," O'Neill interjected, referring to the eleven seasons of Married with Children.

Griselda, Vergara's latest series, has been at the top of the charts in 90 countries for a month running, she added. They seemed to have wagered on how long it would be before Vergara mentioned the success of her Netflix series, so Stonestreet stepped in and demanded payment from Ferguson.

"But a life after a big hit show can be nice too," Ferguson remarked, adding that he felt a little nostalgic for the golden days.

"Ah, geez, who are we kidding?" O'Neill was getting frustrated, adding, "I didn’t want to get emotional up there, but you know what I miss about it most of all? The money!"

After that, Ferguson wanted to know if it was too early to talk about a reboot of Modern Family, as he had to park a mile away from here when attending the SAG Awards. While discussing Ferguson's time on Broadway, Bowen mentioned that the actor had repeatedly stated his desire to go back to his roots.

"That's just something actors with no hit shows say, OK?" Ferguson said, "There’s a reason the Tony Award is the last letter of EGOT."

Vergara said she urged O'Neill to "pay up" and warned him they would discuss it. Ferguson went on to say, "I know!" to the audience's laughter, and went on to say, "I know! I know! I'm just kidding, Gilded Age cast. I’m just kidding."

Breaking Bad reunion!

At the 2024 SAG Awards, the original Breaking Bad ensemble reunited almost a decade after the show's end and over five years since the release of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. Presenting the winner for Ensemble in a Drama Series, Bob Odenkirk, RJ Mitte, Anna Gunn, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Jonathan Banks, Betsy Brandt, and Dean Norris took to the stage.

After Cranston acknowledged their SAG Awards victory from a decade ago, Gunn took the stage and started counting the letters in "ensemble" to explain their significance. What Gunn meant was that "the E" represents every actor's outstanding performance in each thrilling episode.

As an example of the letter N, Odenkirk added that "N" stands for "no f***ing way" in reference to his intention to avoid the clichéd practice of pronouncing each letter of the word, and said he is not going to do it. "Teleprompter my ass," Norris interjected, adding, "I got a beer and a couple of shots backstage, so let this thing go."

Mitte interjected that his grandma wouldn't put this on a pillow; it's so cheesy. Banks said to Brandt's concern about what SAG would do if they disobeyed the rules, "It’s an award show, for Christ’s sake; they can’t fire us. So, f**k them!"

If you missed the SAG Awards, you can watch it on Netflix, where it was live streamed.

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