Rachel McAdams always seemed like one of the most grounded celebrities in Hollywood, and her latest interview definitely proves that. She's been promoting her latest movie 'About Time' with Domhnall Gleeson, and she discusses her career over the last decade.
She first opens up about her rapid introduction to the world of Hollywood fame, and reveals, "Everything was happening really quickly, there were a lot of cooks in the kitchen, a lot of voices around me, and I wanted to step away so I could hear my own voice again. There was no instruction book available about how to deal with it, and also, truthfully, I never really wanted to be a big movie star. I never even wanted to work outside of Canada, or outside of the theatre."
She also opens up about her chemistry with Ryan Gosling while filming 'The Notebook', and she explains that they weren't exactly on the best of terms, saying, "We weren’t throwing Ming vases at each other, so it wasn’t loathing, but our relationship was not what you saw on the screen. I would say that we were both, well, professional. [Dating Gosling two years later] certainly wasn’t something that either of us had expected would come out of that filmmaking experience. Which goes to show you that you can engineer chemistry on screen just by telling the audience that these two people love each other. And, unless your actors are doing a really terrible job, I think people will want to see that. As an actor you don’t have to feel it. You don’t have to feel anything. Just imagine it."
She and Domhnall Gleeson have been getting strong reviews for their performance in 'About Time', and McAdams doesn't seem to mind doing more romantic comedies, which are definitely the films that have established her in the public consciousness.