Rachel will be gracing the cover of Elle Magazine’s June cover and thanks to MSN.com we now have a larger preview of the cover as well as an excerpt of the interview. We reported before with a preview of the cover and interview. We expect the full interview and magazine scans this week.
In the June issue of Elle, Rachel McAdams, who stars opposite Owen Wilson in Woody Allen’s upcoming rom-com, “Midnight In Paris,” opens up about what draws her to certain roles, admitting that the world almost missed out on her hilariously evil portrayal of Regina George. “With ‘Mean Girls,’ I originally auditioned for the part that Lindsay Lohan played,” says McAdams. “I wouldn’t have seen myself playing Regina at all. But when I read the script, I thought, ‘Oh, this part is way more fun …‘”
At heart, though, McAdams is a true romantic, and what she really loves about acting is imagining she’s in another world. “When Billie Holiday comes on, I can’t help but be transported,” she says. “I’m sure it wasn’t as romantic then, but that’s the wonderful part of my job: dressing up and walking down the street in New York or Toronto, pretending I’m in the ’40s.”
Magazines > 2011 > June: Elle (US)
New York Times exclusively release the first official movie clip of “Midnight in Paris” yesterday. We added the clip in our media archive. Part of the clip was already used in the trailer, but the clip looks promising! The closer we get to the release day, the more we look forward to it.
Other > Midnight in Paris Movie Clip #1
E! Online (UK) talks with Rachel and co-star Michael Sheen to talk about their upcoming project “Midnight in Paris“. We added the video in our media archive. It’s an interesting interview, Rachel reveals more about her character Inez, working with Woody, her chemistry with Michael, Paris and more.
Other > Midnight in Paris E! Online Interview
Collider sat down with Rachel yesterday during the first day of press to talk about “Midnight in Paris“. Today they already published a part of the interview were Rachel was talking about her upcoming projects. She officially confirmed her cameo in “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows“, and even confirmed she did some filming in London as well – we already saw set photos of her in Strasbourg – she also talks about “The Vow” and the Terrence Malick project.
Was it fun to get to play Irene Adler again? Were there things about her that you wanted to explore a little more?
McAdams: Yeah. I just have a small cameo in this one, but it was nice to revisit. It’s why I’ve always thought I would like to do television. You get really intimate with your character. Often with film, I find that you’re just really getting to know a person. They’re just starting to sink in, and then you wrap the film. So, it was nice to get to bring her back and have time to meditate on her a bit more. I liked that exercise.
Is The Vow your next film?
McAdams: We finished The Vow after Midnight in Paris, and then I went and did a Terrence Malick film after that.
What was Terrence Malick like to work with?
McAdams: He was wonderful and so inspiring. He has a very different way of working and I think it really services a real honesty and beauty in his films. It was a great experience, as an actor. You have to be very honest and very vulnerable, and take a leap and just hope someone will catch you, and he does. You can just let yourself go and let him take you where he’s going to take you, and trust that it will be interesting and compelling. You don’t have to do a lot, in a weird way. It was a great experience.
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Yesterday was the first press day for Rachel to talk about “Midnight in Paris“, most of the time she does multiple days of press for a movie and of course there is the upcoming Cannes Opening. We added the first photo of Rachel with a reporter from Extra TV in our gallery. She looked stunning, her dress is amazing. We expect the first interviews releasing later on, and we will of course coverage all of them.
We also came across an article about the LA premiere of “Midnight in Paris” which will be hosted by Sony Classics to benefit the American Film Institute on May 18th in the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. You can buy tickets for the premiere via American Film Institute. It’s not confirmed if Rachel will be attending the LA premiere as well. The movie will get a limited release (LA, New York) in the US May 20.
The official website for Spain was recently released. There is no new content (yet), but the site looks lovely. You can find the Rachel related captures in our gallery.
Appearances > 2011 > May 4th: “Midnight in Paris” LA Press Conference
Movies & Television > Midnight In Paris > Official Website: MidnightInParisLaPelicula.com (Spain)
We already announced before Rachel would be gracing the cover of Elle Magazine in the US this June but thanks to MagazineShelf we have a small preview of the official cover and interview. We expect the magazine to hit news stands around May 12, so stay tuned for more coverage.
Who: Rachel McAdams
Hometown: Ontario (Canada)
Red Carpet Ready: The L.A. shoot took place three days before the Oscars. Afterward, McAdams borrowed a velvet Giorgi Armani dress from the mag for a bash.
On her roles: “Sometimes I don’t think I am the best person for the job. That was the case with Morning Glory … I think, Really? ”
Magazines > 2011 > June: Elle (US)
Chicago Tribute is reporting a critic thought “Midnight in Paris” was Woody Allen’s best movie in a couple of decades. Apparently the final movie screened already for a select group of people, including some critics and industry people. We haven’t found other reviews yet, but this opinion sounds promising! The movie premiers during Film Festival Cannes on May 11 and will get a limited release – before going wide – May 20 in the US. Only eight days until the Cannes premiere.
“Wait ’til you see ‘Midnight in Paris’“, a critic-turned-programmer enthused, referring to the Woody Allen picture featuring Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard and Rachel McAdams. It opens the Cannes Film Festival May 11, to be followed by its American premiere May 20. The programmer loved it, and considers it Allen’s strongest work in a couple of decades.
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Film Independent Members and The New York Film Club are hosting a special screening of “Midnight in Paris” a day after the Film Festival Cannes premiere on May 12th. The screening is The Landmark theater in West Los Angeles.
When: Thursday, May 12, 7:30 pm
Where: The Landmark – West Los Angeles
Price: Free for current Film Independent Members and one guest.
Reservation: Required. RSVP is not a guarantee of admittance. First come, first served.
For more information go to the official website of Film Independent. If you live in or around LA and you are a member of Film Independent Members we would recommend you to go. You can make a direct reservation on Eventbrite.com. The limited US release date is May 20th.
We recently came across a photo of Rachel and Channing Tatum with the family Carpenter taking while “The Vow” was filming in Chicago around October of 2010 while doing some background source for the information page of the movie. “The Vow” is currently set to release February 10, 2012 and it officially wrapped late october 2010.
The movie is based on the true story of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter, so it’s great to see they are involved in the filming process as well. Krickitt wrote a little bit about meeting Rachel: “She is gorgeous. Just darling. Both of them [Rachel & Channing Tatum] are great.” Entertainment Weekly previously released the first production still. The full photo can be viewed in our gallery.
The Vow > Behind the Scenes > 2010: October – With Family Carpenter