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You thought you had Rachel McAdams figured out. A wholesome America’s Sweetheart sort of actress headed down the rom-com track, following in the heel-prints of Julia Roberts and Reese Witherspoon.
Then she put pink stripes in her hair for fun, rolled up to an interview with Elle magazine in a dress made of edamame, and admitted she passed on Anne Hathaway‘s role in The Devil Wears Prada and the romantic lead in Casino Royale. And another thing, she’s actually 28, not 30 as Imdb claims.
So talented is the young starlet that she inspired her costar in The Family Stone, Diane Keaton, to say, “I hadn’t been that impressed with someone since I worked with Meryl Streep.”
Find out more about the actress in the April issue of Elle, out March 6th. In the meantime, here’s a sneak preview of the interview in which McAdams admits to an obsession with straightening pictures and books (hello, Howard Hughes!), and dishes about on-again boyfriend Ryan Gosling.
On her film choices:
“I’m not going to make movies just to make movies. I have to be passionate about it.”
On why she quit being a vegetarian:
“I stopped eating meat for a few years and got so tired I feel asleep during a Chris Rock show – live, front row. And I was like, ‘I’m picking up some bacon tomorrow!’”
On boyfriend Ryan Gosling:
“He’s very brave. I don’t think he sees the point [in taking a role] unless he can find out what he’s made of every time. He just doesn’t back off. He goes into everything from that place.”
On her idiosyncrasies:
“I have major anxiety about crooked pictures. They just make me mental. I’m spatially sensitive. In the shower, I have to have the shampoo bottles setup right. I don’t want the writing facing. I want the label facing out. I’m learning to relax about bookshelves. I think the books look nicer if the heights are mixed up.”
“I don’t want to have a tombstone. You can now be made into a reef! I was reading that they can make your remains into a reef and put you in the ocean, and the fish can feed off you! I just want to go back into the earth the same way I came.”
Posted Monday, March 5th, 2007 at 1:13pm
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