One of my favorite actresses, Rachel McAdams, is on the cover of this month’s Marie Claire, and I couldn’t be more PUMPED.
McAdams talks about exploring her new True Detective character, along with the trials and tribulations (and negotiations!) of fame. Check out some of these tidbits…
On her True Detective Character: “What I love is dropping into someone else’s life and exploring it,” she says. She’s in town from Toronto, shooting season two of HBO’s hit gothic crime drama True Detective with Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn, which she describes as “the job of a lifetime.” “I love that she’s not the girlfriend or the wife. She doesn’t really care what everyone thinks; she feels no responsibility for other people’s feelings. She’s not trying to be charming, which isn’t always the case with a leading lady. There’s [usually] sort of a responsibility to be a little bit likeable… Not that you want to be a horrendous character, just a little more human.”
On prepping with the Ventura County Police Department and the LAPD for True Detective: “I don’t know how they do it every day. I was like, ‘I’m going to get a hash brown from McDonald’s and go to bed.'”
On calling time-out after the Mean Girls–Notebook–Wedding Crashers trifecta: “I had to kind of reassess and go, What did I want this [success] to be, and how did I expect it to look?”
On the type of characters she likes to play: “I prefer to be a villainess. There’s something a bit more delicious about their wickedness.”
Read more and see some more cute pics of McAdams HERE!
Photos: Marie Claire