Rachel as: Irene Adler
Plot Outline: In London, Sherlock Holmes and his partner Dr. John Watson captures the follower of black magic and serial killer Lord Blackwood that has already killed five women when he is near to kill his sixth victim. Blackwood is sentenced to be strung up and Dr. Watson attests his death. However, Blackwood mysteriously returns from the afterlife and Inspector Lestrade summons Sherlock Holmes to help the Scotland Yard in the investigation. Meanwhile Dr. Watson intends to get married of the gorgeous Mary Morstan while Sherlock is visited by his former lover Irene Adler that has a secret agenda
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“Sherlock Holmes” was filmed in London and New York. The filming started around December 2008 in London and wrapped around February 2009. A part of the cast returned for a re-shoot including Rachel August 2009.
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Triva & Facts
• Rachel McAdams did most of her own stunts, just like Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr.
• Attempting to escape the clutches of wearing a tight corset every morning, Rachel would trick the costumers by pushing her stomach out or eating a big breakfast of oatmeal before being laced up. However, they eventually caught on to her ruse.
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Irene Adler: Why are you always so suspicious?
Sherlock Holmes: Should I answer chronologically or alphabetically?
Irene Adler: I’ve never woke up in handcuffs before.
Sherlock Holmes: I have. Naked.
Irene Adler: You’ll miss me, Sherlock.
Sherlock Holmes: Sadly… yes.
Irene Adler: I’d say you’re between jobs.
Sherlock Holmes: And you, between husbands.
Irene Adler: He was boring and he was jealous and he snored. I’m Irene Adler again.
Irene Adler: Eye patch… nice touch.
Sherlock Holmes: Go along now. I won’t be chasing you anymore. Fare thee well.
Irene Adler: I don’t wanna run, anymore.
Quotes from Rachel
“She’s a really fun character because she’s quite different from a lot of women, at that time. She’s really her own boss. She’s a real free spirit. She’s a woman of the night and of the underworld, so she’s very acrobatic and she’s traveled, all over the world. So, there’s lots to play with there.”
-On her character Irene Adler (SDCC Interview)
We [Irene Adler and Sherlock Holmes] are very competitive with one another, we’re trying to outsmart each other all the time, and yet trying to have this odd, normal relationship, which is nearly impossible. It was fun.
-On the relationship between Irene Adler & Sherlock Holmes (Examiner)
“I didn’t realize how big it really was until I stepped on the sets and they were just massive. And it’s in true Guy Ritchie fashion too, it’s lots of fighting and explosions.”
-On the movie set (Collider)
Quotes from Cast & Crew
“Rachel struck me as the ideal Irene. She portrays her with this fantastic benign facade under which is the serpent of the most nefarious nature. She’s not to be trusted at all. Even when she’s got a blade to your throat, she smiles. Her sweetness is a front she uses to be as efficient in a man’s world as she is.”
-Guy Ricie,director (Official Press Kit)
“She cares about the craft, not the parties or the fancy clothes.”
-Joe Silver, producer (Vogue)
“Ms. McAdams, in any case, is a perfectly charming actress and performs gamely as the third wheel of this action-bromance tricycle. She offers a little something for the ladies — who, according to airtight Hollywood corporate logic, are more likely to see a movie like this one if there’s a feisty woman in it — and also something for the lads, who, much as they may dig fights and explosions and guns and chases, also like girls.”
-A.O. Scott (New York Times)
• Good Morning America
• The Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel
• Grand Journal
• The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien
• Live with Regis and Kelly
• Pre-Production Press Conference
• Comic-Con 2009
• London Premiere
• New York Premiere
• Berlin Premiere
• Berlin Press Conference
• Madrid Premiere
• Paris Photo Call
• IESB, August 2009
• Hitfix, July 2009
• Blastr, March 2009
• SMH, December 2009
• About, April 2009
• Buzzinefilm, August 2009
• Examiner, July 2009
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