“Mean Girls” co-star Tina Fey, who you also know from SNL and 30Rock, is currently promoting her book Bossypants and gave an interview to NPR. She reveled she learned from Rachel and has high praise for her. If you ever heard the audio commentary of the “Mean Girls” DVD you already knew Tina admired Rachel’s acting ability and personality but it’s pretty awesome she gives this kind of praise.
I will say I learned that [dealing with the camera and sound] lesson from Rachel McAdams. Do you know the actress Rachel McAdams? She was in “Mean Girls,” and she was a real – and is – a real, legit actor and film actor. And that was the first movie that I had ever been on. And I would watch – I would stand with the director sometimes and watch her scenes.
And I would say to the director: Like, that’s really small. Is she doing it? And then watching her on film, watching the dailies, I’m like: Oh, yes, she’s amazing. She’s a film actor. She’s not pushing. And so I kind of learned that lesson from watching her a couple years before.
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While we are waiting for the release of “Midnight in Paris” in May we don’t have a big news update for you. But small bits and pieces of news are coming in, so here is a little round-up:
• According to People Rachel and her “Midnight in Paris” co-stars are invited and will appear during the Cannes Film Festival 2011. As you all know the movie is selected as opening film, so it’s most likely they will attend the opening, but usually more press days like a press conference and photocall come with releasing a film at Cannes. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!
The festival’s previously announced Opening Selection, Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, will bring to Cannes cast members Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, Owen Wilson, Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody and, it is anticipated, Marion Cotillard, though she is due to give birth at the end of April.
• The tickets for Michael Sheen’s “The Passion” are currently available and the full website is released. We reported before the Welsh media was reporting a possible surprise appearance of Rachel but no other confirmation or hints point to that at the moment. She isn’t listed in the official cast list, so we assume it’s just a rumor.
• We are saving the best news for last: according to Ash Grimes Rachel will grace the cover of Elle Magazine (US) of June 2011. She did a survey for their cover image & all 4 options were Rachel. As you may recall Rachel graced the cover of Elle back in 2007 but it would be amazing if they gave her another cover. We have to wait until the official confirmation, but it would be pretty awesome and good promotion for “Midnight in Paris“.
Update: Just received a tweet from Ash Grimes saying they are currently picking one out of four covers for the magazine. She will be wearing a white jacket or a peachy strapless dress for the cover, can not wait to see the cover and editorial. Self Magazine also reported the magazine cover for Rachel, so it’s safe to say we will see Rachel as Elle Magazine covergirl of June 2011.
We got a tweet from Adventure Club Events yesterday with a link to a video of Rachel during an acting workshop while she was still a teenager. The video can be watched in our Media archive. It’s so great to see a younger Rachel perform, so be sure to watch it it’s worth the watch!
The news is coming in really slowly after the release of “Morning Glory“, the next release is “Midnight in Paris” which is the film opening of Cannes 2011. We hope Rachel will be attending, we are currently working almost daily on new content for the site. You can keep an eye on the ‘Recently Updated Pages‘ in our sidebar, when we finish a whole section we will let you know via a big update.
Other > Rachel McAdams Sears Acting Workshop
Rachel graced the cover of Instyle Magazine last November (2010), we already had some outtakes but thanks to our amazing co-web Helena we now have a larger version of 2 outtakes and a brand new outtake in our gallery. Links and previews are below, visit our gallery for the full version. Stay tuned for more additions!
Update: Just came across another outtake of Rachel’s instyle editorial. They used it in the editorial spread, but it wasn’t released until now. Be sure to watch the full version in our gallery as well. The set is now complete, but maybe in the future they will release unseen outtakes of this session.
Sessions & Outtakes > 2010 > Instyle
“Midnight in Paris” co-star Michael Sheen is currently preparing for his theater event “The Passion” which will be held at various non-theater spaces across Port Talbot over Easter weekend. He co-directs and stars and is joined by a professional cast of 14 and a lot of local extras. According to local rumors Rachel will join Michael for “The Last Supper” at the Seaside Social and Labour Club in Sandfields. It was never confirmed Rachel would appear in one of the (mini) productions of the event (a total of 13 productions) by a spokeswoman but she did reveal that we: “… may catch some unexpected surprises“, maybe she was hinting us about Rachel’s ‘surprise’ appearance?
Rachel and Michael visited Ireland last month, and since Rachel always stated she would love to return to the theater some day it could be she will make a surprise appearance in “The Passion“. We will keep an eye out on the website of Port Talbot, they are giving clues about the event. BBC recently revealed the production will also be filmed.
Sony Classics released new production stills for “Midnight in Paris“, after the trailer and poster release, today. A total of 14 new stills are released and 4 stills feature Rachel. We added them in HQ in our gallery, they are all from new scenes that aren’t featured in the trailer so I think we can expect a large supporting role for Rachel. You can watch the other production still via the official facebook account, and be sure to ‘Like’ the account if you haven’t.
Sonny Classics also released some character names. Rachel will play Inez and she has a relationship with Gil (Owen Wilson). Inez and Gil visited Paris with Inez’s parents John (Kurt Fuller) and Helen (Mimi Kennedy) and they run into Paul (Michael Sheen) and Carol (Nina Arianda). Léa Seydoux appearers as Gabrielle, Gad Elmaleh as Détective Tisserant and Carla Bruni as a Museum Guide. The official website also has a new temporary layout.
Midnight in Paris > Production Stills
Midnight in Paris > Official Website: MidnightInParisFilm.com
We added more additions of videos, including new interviews and TV spots, for “Morning Glory” in our media archive. The links and previews can be found below and you can find more after the jump.
Morning Glory > Extra Interview (Full)
Morning Glory > TV Spot Now Playing #1
Morning Glory > TV Spot Now Playing #2
Morning Glory > TV Spot Now Playing #3