We caught up with the Canadian-born beauty to talk time travel, bucket lists, Bradley Cooper and the most uncomfortable thing about stardom. Pin Rachel McAdams is clearly a chameleon when it comes to her work. As the quintessential queen bee in Mean Girls, the actress made us cringe. As southern belle Allie in The Notebook, she made us swoon over her love with Noah.
The actress played the female lead in both The Time Traveler's Wife and Midnight in Paris, and now, in her most recently wrapped endeavor, is co-starring in director Richard Curtis' film revolving around the same subject, About Time. Her heart is also to blame. When she was sent the script, McAdams fell in love. It makes you stop and appreciate the little things, which are actually the big things.
And sort of embracing the messiness of life and the so-called mistakes that are in it Retrospectively, though, the actress jokes that there are absolutely a few "so-called mistakes" she'd erase if she could.
You're never going to do this again. You're over the Alps! But, way too scary. Of having to set up camp in the lush locale with the A-list cast, McAdams charmingly deadpans, "It's tough, I'm struggling. But I'll make it somehow. As for McAdams, she plays a woman who recovers and brings home the bones of soldiers lost in various wars. Does that mean she'd be open to reprising her role as Claire Cleary for a follow-up to the hilarious film?
It's actually one of the movies I've had the most fun on," she declares, citing a "great cast" and "great energy" on set.
When asked how life has changed since she hit it big on the heels of The Notebook, Wedding Crashers and a string of other super-successful movies in and , McAdams answers with modesty — a trait that has basically become a trademark.
I mean, they're a blessing and a curse," McAdams laughs. She's an environmentalist Between an outdoorsy Canadian upbringing and time spent with a friend who worked at an organic cafe, McAdams developed a passion for environmentalism. She almost got fired from McDonald's After accidentally pouring orange juice mix into the wiring of the machine one day, "it started smoking and short-circuiting, and no one could have orange juice that morning," she remembers. She used to be a competitive figure skater Of the unique pastime she had before acting, McAdams harbors no delusions of sophistication.
She shares a house with her younger brother The laid-back actress gets bonus cool points here, since a she's close enough to her younger bro, Daniel, to let him be her roomie and b she still lives in the Harbord Village home in Toronto that she bought following the success of Mean Girls.