Rachel McAdams graces the cover of Glamour February 2012. The gorgeous 33-year-old actress sits down for a chat with the magazine and dishes on whether playing serious or playing silly is more difficult, having mentors among her costars, working at McDonald’s, but also on ‘The Notebook’, her all-time favorite romantic movie, Ryan Gosling, falling in love on a movie set, and many more.
On her pink hair Rachel says that, “I always wanted pink hair. I wanted to do my whole head, but my hairstylist, Robert, was like, ‘How about we start small?’ I absolutely loved it. I still think about doing blue at some point, but I don’t like to change my hair before I’m about to do [a film]—you never know what that character’s going to be,” she says. As on whether she gets involved in creating her characters’ looks, the actress admitted that, “Yeah, I love those preliminary conversations about who a character is. You try on wigs, shoes and clothes. It’s preferable when it’s not about looking pretty. It can get a little dull to just be cute. We talk about things like, maybe my character can’t afford these Christian Louboutins. [The stylist] will say, ‘No one will notice.’ And I’m like, ‘Everyone knows that red-bottom shoe!'”
Rachel is known for not reading her press. But does she know that her ex-boyfriend Ryan Gosling has become a huge feminist icon? “Feminist icon? Wow! Is that real?”, the actress told the magazine.
Asked on whether it is more difficult playing silly or serious, Rachel told Glamour that, “I think playing silly. I’m very silly as a person, but quality silliness on-screen has more of an art to it. Harrison Ford, whom I was in Morning Glory with, has mastered that dry funny better than anyone.”
What about falling in love on a movie set? “No. A set may seem like a good place for romance, but I don’t think it’s very conducive; it’s too distracting. Every relationship I’ve had with a coworker has come after the fact, because you wind up actually spending a lot of time with those people promoting the movie,” the lovely actress says. As on her all-time favorite romantic movie, she told the magazine that, “Just one?! In the Mood for Love, Giant, Days of Heaven and the Russian film Burnt by the Sun. I can’t choose just one.”
Rachel also talks about working at McDonald’s and recalls that, “It was a great place to work, but I had a little bit of an OCD thing with hand washing and just didn’t have time. They were like, ‘Hey, the drive-through’s backing up. Stop washing your hands!’ I was not a great employee; I broke the orange juice machine one day.”
Speaking about the wonderful chemistry she has with Channing Tatum in ‘The Vow’, Rachel confesses that, “I was worried we might not, because we were more like brother and sister, like buds. Channing is very outgoing, very kind and a lot of fun to work with.” On her dream costar she says that, “It’s an embarrassment of riches. I love Owen [Wilson] in Midnight in Paris. He’s so endearing, and it was a completely different kind of relationship from the one we had in Wedding Crashers.”
Read Rachel’s full interview in the February 2012 issue of GLAMOUR
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