Rachel McAdams is a legend at this point. She’s known from so many good movies. I mean the Notebook is a must-see for every girl. Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling, what else could you ask for? Mean Girls literally is a classic at this point. Have you felt personally victimized by Regina George? And she’s in Doctor Strange too alongside Benedict Cumberbatch. So that’s decided – she’s a legend. But let’s talk about some lesser-known facts about Rachel McAdams.
1. She Doesn’t Own A Car
Rachel McAdams is serious about the environment. She firmly decided to not own a car in order to help conserve energy. Instead, she rides a bike to work or take public transport. She even used to run an eco-friendly lifestyle website called GreenIsSexy.org. And even her home is powered by green renewable energy sources. We should all be more like Rachel.
2. Rachel McAdams Age On Mean Girls
Rahel is 40 years old now but when she got her role in Mean Girls she was 25 which put her in a slightly weird situation. Playing teens way into your late 20s is not exactly unheard of in Hollywood, but it was strange because her co-star Lindsay Lohan was 8 years younger than her. Yet Amy Poehler who played her mother was only 7 years older than her. Quite an interesting conundrum. But Rachel McAdams’ height probably saved her the most, since she’s quite short. She’s only 163 cm.
3. She’s A Great Figure Skater
Rachel started figure skating when she was only 4 years old and was so good she even got an offer to move to Toronto for pair skating. But Rachel turned that offer down. However, she continued competing in skating for a long time, at least until she was 18. She even won regional awards. She still loves it and says it taught her to be in tune with her body which helps a lot in her acting.
4. Her Siblings Chose A Similar Route
Rachel is one of three children in her family and it can seem like they chose their jobs to stick together. Rachel obviously went into acting, her sister Kayleen became a celebrity makeup artist and her brother Daniel is a personal trainer. They could easily be a part of her team.
5. She Worked In McDonald’s
Rachel had a very normal childhood and even worked at McDonald’s as most teenagers do at some point. She says she worked there for 3 consecutive summers in high school but wasn’t a great employee. At some point, she accidentally broke the orange juice machine.
6. Her First Film Debut
Rachel’s first film debut happened in 2002. It was an Italian-Canadian movie called My Name is Tanino. She was 24 at the time. It was also the first time in her life that she got on a plane because she had to shoot some scenes in Italy.
7. Her Personal Life and Family
Lots of people wonder who’s Rachel married to and who is Rachel McAdams’ husband. But the truth is, she’s not married, but she is in a serious relationship with Jamie Linden, who’s an American screenwriter. They’ve been together since 2016 and in 2018 they had a child together, a baby boy.
8. She Still Lives In Canada
Many actors choose to move to America for work, but not Rachel McAdams. She says that lots of movies these days aren’t even shot in Hollywood. Mean Girls were mostly shot in her home province of Ontario. Even though the movie was shot in Chicago, it was filmed in Toronto. Another movie she was in called Spotlight is set in Boston but was also filmed in Hamilton, Canada. So Rachel sees no point in moving to the US, she has a green card but she still lives in Toronto.
Rachel McAdams has been in at least 4 movies that are about time travel: The Time Traveler’s Wife, Midnight in Paris, About Time, and Doctor Strange. Yet her character never gets to travel in time, she always stays in the present while her co-stars go back and forth in time. So there’s a hashtag going on online to let her travel in time.
10. She Stormed Out Of A Photoshoot
Rachel was supposed to appear on the cover of Vanity Fair in 2006 and most actresses would agree to everything to get that opportunity. But what Rachel’s publicist failed to mention was that she was expected to do some posing in the nude for it. When Rachel found that out she stormed out of the photoshoot and fired her publicist immediately. Refusing to pose nude for Vanity Fair, however, didn’t stop her from becoming a successful actress. Do you know what Rachel McAdams net worth is? It’s $16 million, thank you very much.