There are so many Rachels in the world but none more beautiful than Rachel McAdams. The actress hit the scene in “Mean Girls” (2004) which is ironic because ever since she’s been portraying nice girls on film. Especially nice girls where the boy travels in time like this weekend’s romantic comedy “About Time.” Before that it was “Midnight in Paris” (okay, she wasn’t so nice in that one, either) and “The Time-Traveler’s Wife.” Is is a coincidence or does Rachel possess a timeless beauty that makes her the queen of the time-traveling genre?
What’s almost as interesting about Rachel is the roles she hasn’t gotten since she hit the silver screen. Since 2004, she has been up for some of the biggest roles in tinseltown, only to be beaten out at the last second by a bevy of other beauties: Rachel was in consideration for the role of Rachel Dawes in “The Dark Knight” (2008), but Maggie Gyllenhall was cast instead. She was in consideration for the role of Daisy Buchanan in “The Great Gatsby” (2013), but then Carey Mulligan was cast instead. Rachel auditioned for the role of Sophie for the musical “Mamma Mia” (2008) but lost out to actress Amanda Seyfried. She was considered for the role of Vesper Lynd in “Casino Royale”(2006), before the role was given to Eva Green. Rachel almost portrayed Pepper Potts in the first “Iron Man” but turned down the role! And we all know what goopy-actress ended up with that mega-hit-slash-movie franchise.
But for all the roles she’s missed out on it really doesn’t matter because Rachel is having fun…and that’s what counts. She’s not a megastar but nor does she want to be. She’s a great actress and I have no doubt that she will ultimately break out of the romantic comedy/drama genre one of these days. Until then, she is the go-to actress for stories full of love and loss and love again. She enjoys making people feel good and has a light touch on screen. I just hope she lets the time-travel thing drop after this latest one for awhile. I wouldn’t want her to get typecast – even though she is a beauty for the ages.
A rare photo of Rachel with a pout where her fantastic smile usually goes.
A great photo of her that shows off her amazing eyes!