Rachel:A kiss with anyone, on or off camera, can be intimidating. Ive been kissing for nearly two decades now, and I'm always convinced I'm not doing it right.
Rachel McAdams: (about acting) I just enjoyed it as soon as I started doing it. It fulfilled something in me, and I'm so lucky that I found it.
Rachel McAdams: Chris Rock once said something that was really interesting. He said, "Women would run the world if they didn't hate each other." That's the only thing preventing us from running this entire planet, that we hate each other!
Rachel McAdams: Mean girls are always going to exist, and you can't fight them. Don't lose yourself in going along with them just to hide, because you won't feel good about that either. But there are people like you out there, trust me. When I was in school, I felt like I was the only one, and I got to college, and a whole new world opened up for me, and I've never, ever felt that way again. I did theater outside of school, and I think that was my salvation as well. I found people that had the same interests and respected each other. It exists, and keep trying to find it, because it's worth it not to succomb.
Rachel McAdams: I've sort of heard that "it" girl thing, but not really. Hearing it from a few people doesn't solidify it in my mind, and I wouldn't know how to solidify that title. It's so elusive, and what does it even mean? I don't know!
Rachel McAdams: I've discovered as I've grown up that life is far more complicated than you think it is when you're a kid. It isn't just a straight forward fairytale, you know?
Rachel: I guess I was a floater, but not really. I don't know. I didn't get high school.
Rachel: A friend of mine had this great theory about the Teletubbies, that it's preparing us for being mindless. And getting us ready for living in an underground world. When they build the underground world because we can no longer breathe the air that it will look like Teletubbie land.
Rachel: (on the MTV movie awards) Ryan was whispering in my ear as we're winning the award. He's like, 'You go that way, I'll go this way, and we'll meet in the middle. I was like, 'What?!? You better not chicken out or I'll kill you!' It was fun.
Rachel: As strange as movie making is, doing love scenes for the first time with someone you've never even said hello to does work in terms of having a fresh quality to a relationship.
Rachel: I have a certain curiosity for life that drives me and propels me forward.
Rachel: Ahh, I’m from Canada so… no. I’m a Northern Belle.
Rachel: I look like an angel, but I can play the bitch.
Rachel: (on marriage) I'm a fan of marriage, but more for other people right now than for myself.
Rachel: (asked if she ever had any summer traditions when growing up) My family rented a cottage in Canada. They'd blare "Wake Up Little Susie" at seven in the morning throughout the entire campground. Everyone would roll over to the lodge and have sticky buns for breakfast, and then we'd jump on the trampoline all day long.
Rachel: It's always great to make a film about people that don't get along, because you inevitably wind up getting along so well.
Rachel: (asked for the craziest thing she’s ever done to get a guy’s attention) I admit I stalked someone. I showed up at a restaurant where I knew the guy worked, and we were actually good friends and had lost touch, and I pretended that I didn’t know he worked there. And then ran into him and, “Oh my God, you work here? I had no idea.” It’s the most manipulative thing I’ve done in my entire life, but it all worked out very well, so I have no regrets.
Rachel: (on which film had a bigger impact on her career – “The Notebook” or “Mean Girls”) For me personally it would be The Notebook. That was something I was dying to do when I read the script. I worked with so many amazing people and people responded so well to that film, and continue to. In terms of an impact on my career, that was significant. Mean Girls speaks to a really large audience, which is the kids and they eat that stuff up. I don’t know. It’s hard to choose.
Rachel: My life comes to a screeching halt when I'm not making movies. I really like to ride my bike around town, garden, cook, and play ultimate frisbee.
Rachel: The most romantic thing, a lovely boy bought me a dress once. He got my measurements, actually they were from “The Notebook” and I had them sitting somewhere, and he found them and bought me this dress, tailor-made, this beautiful little black cocktail dress. And I thought that was very, very classy.
Rachel: I actually love the audition process, so I'm so happy to fight for things. I would love to read something that I want to fight for, but lately the scripts are not that compelling.
Rachel (on filming Red Eye): I loved the action sequences, running though an airport in heels and all that stuff. That was really fun.
Rachel: I gossiped when I was given a chance because I wasn’t popular so the few times someone would invite you into the group to have a conversation it was usually about someone else and you just joined in because it was great to be a part of something, and that I feel bad for.
Rachel: (on the script for “The Notebook”) I'm a sucker for those sweeping love stories. When I read the script, I couldn't stop crying! I just had such a powerful, instantaneous reaction - it was written so well.