The first released video coverage of Rachel during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival have been added in our video archive, including the first press junket interviews. Thanks to my friend Amanda for helping out. The film festival closes today and Rachel was on double festival duty with “Every Thing Will Be Fine” and “Spotlight” playing at the festival. She was also part of Jason Reitman’s Live Read of “The Princess Bride”.
The 23rd Annual Hamptons Film Festival announced earlier this week that “Spotlight” will play as one of the centerpiece selections. The movie will screen on Saturday, October 10. The festival runs from October 8-12 and for more information be sure to head over to the official website.
The magazine scans of Total Film (UK) have been added in our gallery. Many thanks to my friend Luciana for donating them. We added the full interview transcript in our press archive. Excerpts of the interview can be found below. Rachel talks about “True Detective“, “Aloha” and “Southpaw“.
On True Detective: “The material’s so dark it almost allowed the time when you weren’t at work to be very light. So there was a levity around the work that allowed you to really focus when you needed to, but there wasn’t this heaviness on set. Taylor has a really great, unexpected sense of humour that kind of catches you by surprise, Colin is Irish so… [laughs] you know, and then Vince is just so smart – I was amazed at the ways in which Vince could make things funny with this material.”
On Getting Involved in True Detective Season 2: ” I had a Skype [call] with Nic [Pizzolatto, creator and writer] first and that’s where it began. I read a couple of the episodes and hit the ground running.”
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Rachel stopped by ABC’s Popcorn with Peter Travers while she was in New York to promote “Southpaw” last week. The episode was released today and she talked about “Southpaw“, “True Detective” and her career. We have added the interview in our video archive and the high definition screencaptures can be found in our gallery. This has to be one of our favorite interviews of this press tour. It’s really nice to hear Rachel talk about her career in a more in-depth way.
While trying to keep up with all the promotion for “Southpaw” these past few weeks we got a little behind on other updates. We spend the past few days trying to catch up now that the promotion for the movie wrapped up since it’s theatrical release in the U.S. First up is our press interview round-up: Our press archives have been updated with all the latest interviews Rachel did over the past few weeks to promote “Southpaw” and she also frequently talked about “True Detective” and her other upcoming movie “Spotlight“. We added the magazine related scans in our gallery and also added a bunch of clippings which mostly feature reviews.
On playing grittier roles: “I’ve always been interested in doing that [playing grittier parts]. I don’t really want to repeat myself. For the most part, I always want to be doing something new. But there aren’t a lot of gritty roles out there for women, and they are so fun to play everyone wants them. It’s not that I didn’t want to do them. It’s just competitive!” (Times)
On meeting Jared Leto: “I met Jared Leto the other night and didn’t recognize him. I met him very randomly at a U2 concert, and he has green hair for [Suicide Squad], and I was such a loser and didn’t know who it was, and then later I was like, ‘Oh my God, if my 14-year-old self was standing right there shaking Jordan Catalano’s hand, I would have…’ I was already being super uncool, but I would have been a puddle on the ground!” (Glamour)
On using boxing to prepare: ” I did get to do boxing to prep, which was amazing. It was such a great workout. I actually carried it over into True Detective. I thought it would be a good mode of exercise for that character too.” (Yahoo! Style)
Stay tuned! We are working on more updates so be sure to come back later.
Rachel made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night. Her interview was pre-recorded the day before. She stopped by the show to promote “True Detective” – her appearance include a new clip of tomorrow’s episode of the series – and “Southpaw“. We have added the video in our video archives and the high definition screencaptures in our gallery. Many thanks to my friend Haylie from Chyler Leigh Network & Kristin Kreuk Daily for her donation! Be sure to head over to our previous post to see the official stills.
Amy Kaufman from the Los Angeles Times sat down with Rachel to promote “Southpaw” and “True Detective“. The interview also features quotes from her co-stars Colin Farrel & Jake Gyllenhaal and “Spotlight” director Tom McCarthy. We have added the first photoshoot outtakes in our gallery and the full interview in our press archive. Excerpts can be found below.
On her imagined career: “But it [becoming a movie star] wasn’t something I really meditated on or planned for in any way. I really thought I’d be doing theater in Canada. I’d grown up doing children’s theater there, and I always imagined myself being artistic director of a children’s theater company.”
On being ‘picky’ with roles: “If I’m picky, it’s for that reason. I want to be able to bring my best to the table. So if I’m not connecting to something, then I’m not gonna hold up my end of the bargain, and that’s really embarrassing.”
On Marvel’s Doctor Strange Rumors: “It’s still super-early days, and I don’t know where that’s gonna go, if it’s gonna go anywhere at all.”
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In case you missed it before: It was reported earlier this month that Rachel was offered the female lead in Marvel’s upcoming “Doctor Strange” movie. So now Rachel is confirming the rumors and that she is considering the role, but that it’s in the “super-early stages” and that nothing is official yet.
Rachel stopped by Good Morning America earlier this morning to promote “Southpaw“. We have added the online segment of the interview in our video archive, but we are still working on getting the full version online so be sure to come back later. We also added the first batch with high quality images of Rachel arriving outside the ABC studios and during her interview in our gallery. Many thanks to my friend Haylie from Chyler Leigh Network & Kristin Kreuk Daily for her donation!
Rachel has been busy this week with the promotion of “Southpaw” in Los Angeles. We have added the first released press junket interview of the first day of press on July 13 in our video archive, including interviews with Screen Slam and Access Hollywood. Rachel has revealed she did a ‘little bit of training and boxing’ for the movie to prepare for her role and continued this workout for “True Detective“.
The movie will have it’s New York premiere on Monday, July 20 according to Average Socialite. Let’s hope Rachel will attend. We are currently working on more (video) updates – so stay tuned!
Rachel recently spoke to Variety during the “Southpaw” press junket and she also discussed Sunday’s episode of “True Detective“. The full interview can be found in our press archive and an excerpt below. It’s a discussion of one of the major scenes of Sunday’s episode, so be aware of spoilers if you haven’t watched it yet.
HBO’s crime drama “True Detective” has now become famous for its intense action scenes, with the bloody shootout involving Rachel McAdams’ SWAT officer Ani Bezzerides in Sunday’s episode being no exception.
While the episode certainly got the adrenaline flowing in fans, it was especially grueling to film for McAdams.
“That one took about five days,” the actress told Variety while promoting her drama “Southpaw.” “That was pretty intense. I actually puked during that scene. When I was running and reloading my gun — it actually wound up being about 200 yards, it was like two football fields — and I was just going all out and we did it a couple of times.”
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Rachel is gracing the cover of the current issue of Stylist UK magazine (July 15, 2015) to promote the release of “Southpaw“. She also discussed “Aloha” and “True Detective“. It features a brand new photoshoot and in-depth interview. We have added the (digital) magazine scans, first photoshoot outtakes and on-set image in our gallery. The interview has been added in our press archive and an excerpt can be found below. Fun fact: Rachel’s make-up for the shoot was done by her sister Kayleen, on request of Rachel herself.
From Mean Girls to True Detective, Rachel McAdams could give a TED talk on how to navigate Hollywood. But it’s her off-screen approach to life that we’d like to emulate.
You can imagine Rachel McAdams living and loving in the Seventies. From the solar panels she is having fitted, to an affinity for backpacking, from the fact that cycling is her default mode of transport to her love of Neil Young and Fleetwood Mac, it’s clear she’s a free spirt – albeit a very grounded one – who has rejected many of the traditional trappings of Hollywood.
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The magazine is currently on digital newsstands, so be sure to download your own copy!
The digital magazine scans of Rachel’s Marie Claire June 2015 cover story have been added in our gallery. The transcript of the interview, as well as the Behind The Cover stories have been added in our press archive. The magazine is already on digital newsstands and will hit physical newsstands on May 19.
No more Ms. Nice Guy. As a rough-around-the-edges law enforcer in this month’s cult crime show True Detective, Rachel McAdams is like nothing we’ve seen before. Which is just the way she likes it.
Rachel McAdams shows up for our interview in an electric car the size of a toaster. We’re high up in L.A.’s Fryman Canyon on a bright, breezy spring morning, and McAdams is wearing a baggy maroon hoodie, no-name sunglasses, spandex leggings, and a Pittsburgh Pirates ball cap. Her hair is four inches of black roots plus three inches of bleached-out surf-rat frizz at the ends. Her makeup is slim to none. If anyone has ever wondered what the opposite of a movie star entrance looks like, it’s safe to say this is it.
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