Rachel McAdams: Mean Girl Turned Sexy Sleuth

December 15, 2009 By:
Rachel McAdams: Mean Girl Turned Sexy Sleuth

The January issue of Vogue, on newsstands nationwide by
December 22, features Rachel McAdams, the star of the highly anticipated Sherlock Holmes.

In the issue Rachel talks about her Mean Girls role, Lindsay Lohan, going green and her perfect day. Here are some highlights from the interview:

McAdams on working with Lindsay Lohan in Mean Girls:

“I just remember marveling about how much she knew as an ac-
tor, how much she understood. She did very few takes and had
this naturalness to her. And beyond that, I was 26 at the time.
I’d be asked, ‘Where do you go out?’ ”

McAdams on being the exact opposite of her Mean Girls character, the evil Regina George:
“My mother never put an emphasis on looks. She let us grow up on our own time line. She never

McAdams on being green:

“I don’t really desire things, I prefer to spend my money on ex-
periences, on meals or travel. . . . I look at the world through a
green lens now. But you can’t make yourself crazy. That feeling
of green guilt can be really inhibiting. It’s about a changing mind-
set, remembering to turn off the water when you are brushing
your teeth.”

McAdams on her perfect day:

“1995, on the sofa: ‘I grew up watching so much television. I was
really into soap operas. I’d begin with Days of our Lives, then
Another World, and finish off with General Hospital. And before
dinner I’d watch Oprah. I would fake sick all the time to the point
where I’d convince myself I was sick. In high school I really didn’t
pay attention. I took the bare minimum to get by.”