Rachel McAdams for ELLE Magazine

Posted on May 11, 2011

Rachel McAdams got herself all dolled up (by none other than Mr. Joe Zee) for the cover of Elle. We are confused by her pose.

ELLE June 2011 Issue
Editorial: “The Romantic”
Photographed by Alexei Hay
Styled by: Joe Zee

Did she dislocate her shoulder or something? And why does she look so proud that she zipped her pocket shut? Granted, pulling your thigh zipper closed backhanded while you twist your spine in the opposite direction with your other hand on your hip? That’s probably something to be proud of.

 

Balmain Spring 2011 Collection/Model: Daria Werbowy (IMG)

Love the jacket, but we’re not sure she’s a leather pants kind of gal.

On her role in Mean Girls: “With Mean Girls, I originally auditioned for the part that Lindsay Lohan played. 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; I wonder who will play that.…”

On being a romantic: “I am. When Billie Holiday comes on, I can’t help but be transported—and I’m sure it wasn’t as romantic then at all—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.”

On being hesitant to take on certain roles: “Sometimes I don’t think I’m the best person for the job. That was the case with Morning Glory. Sometimes I think, Really? You see me as this? Just because I don’t see myself that way, does that mean I shouldn’t do it? I tend to go, Is this the right decision? What are the ramifications of doing this part? You can start to overanalyze. But once I make the decision, it’s full steam ahead.”

On the critics’ reaction to Morning Glory: “It’s funny, because so many people said to me, “It’s the kind of film you don’t see anymore, done in a way that isn’t done anymore.” I thought that was a really positive thing, but apparently not. I only hear these businesspeople: “Well, no one was sure who it was for.”

Wow. Someone’s a little chatty! We’re not used to hearing actresses be so blunt about their careers. Let’s look at pictures.

Sheepskin peacoat with leather binding, Burberry Prorsum. Silk and lace chemise, Josie Natori.

Sheepskin peacoat with leather binding, Burberry Prorsum. Silk and lace chemise, Josie Natori.

Silk georgette dress, Moschino Cheap and Chic. Suede mules, Christian Louboutin.

Crepe de chine dress, Gucci. Yellow gold watch on alligator strap, Cartier.

Hunh. Kind of a big-haired sex kitten in the Bardot mold sort of look. We wouldn’t have thought of that for her. She’s so perky normally. We’re not entirely sure it works but we do love that Gucci dress.

 

[Photo Credit: elle.com, style.com]

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  • Roz

    I think she looks so much better as a brunette, I really liked her in the Family Stone, even though the rest of the film wasn’t up to much.
    Love the new website chaps!
    xRozx

    • http://profiles.google.com/mochizukisan kyasarin mochizuki

      I almost didn’t recognize her in the trailer for “Midnight in Paris” because of the blonde hair. I, too, think she looks better brunette, but no one in Hollywood would ever agree.

  • Mrs. Joe

    Huh. These pictures don’t seem to be the most flattering I’ve seen of her. Between the leather pants and the two pictures with angles designed to make her thighs bigger, I’m not sure what they were trying to do. Doesn’t help that all but the last picture kinda have a call girl look going on…

  • Roz

    I think she looks so much better as a brunette, I really liked her in the Family Stone, even though the rest of the film wasn’t up to much.
    Love the new website chaps!
    xRozx

  • Mrs. Joe

    Huh. These pictures don’t seem to be the most flattering I’ve seen of her. Between the leather pants and the two pictures with angles designed to make her thighs bigger, I’m not sure what they were trying to do. Doesn’t help that all but the last picture kinda have a call girl look going on…

  • shams

    In most of these shots her hand is hidden in, or near, her crotch. What is up with that?

  • shams

    In most of these shots her hand is hidden in, or near, her crotch. What is up with that?

  • Kitty13_x

    NOT the Gucci – it’s not working on her at all. Swamps her, and you can’t see the drama of it in a seated pose. I also thought it was a jumpsuit at first, what with her hand shoved between her legs like that.

  • Kitty13_x

    NOT the Gucci – it’s not working on her at all. Swamps her, and you can’t see the drama of it in a seated pose. I also thought it was a jumpsuit at first, what with her hand shoved between her legs like that.

  • ailsieengland

    She’s such a pretty girl but she looks a little unlike herself here… I preferred her as a redhead, I think. And in that first picture, in the nightie, she kind of looks like her face melted…

  • ailsieengland

    She’s such a pretty girl but she looks a little unlike herself here… I preferred her as a redhead, I think. And in that first picture, in the nightie, she kind of looks like her face melted…

  • http://profiles.google.com/diana.ruskin Diana Ruskin

    She is my favorite actress of her type. She’s so beautiful, adept, and likable.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    I don’t care, for some reason I just adore her. And even with that wonky pose on the cover her face is so sweet.

  • http://profiles.google.com/diana.ruskin Diana Ruskin

    She is my favorite actress of her type. She’s so beautiful, adept, and likable.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    I don’t care, for some reason I just adore her. And even with that wonky pose on the cover her face is so sweet.

  • JudyS

    I didn’t recognize her on the cover–I mean, I have only seen her in a couple of movies and I thought, now, Rachel McAdams, what does she look like? She has a very distinctive face but the distinctive qualities were absorbed by the pose, the smile, and probably some photoshop. The crotch-focused poses are a bit, um, repetitive.

  • JudyS

    I didn’t recognize her on the cover–I mean, I have only seen her in a couple of movies and I thought, now, Rachel McAdams, what does she look like? She has a very distinctive face but the distinctive qualities were absorbed by the pose, the smile, and probably some photoshop. The crotch-focused poses are a bit, um, repetitive.

  • mimi

    I always get her mixed up with Elizabeth Banks….

    that being said, you are so right about the goofy pose on the cover, she reminds me of a marionette “at rest”…

  • mimi

    I always get her mixed up with Elizabeth Banks….

    that being said, you are so right about the goofy pose on the cover, she reminds me of a marionette “at rest”…

  • Lilak

    So much talent … better used earlier in her career, alas. Editorial kinda unnatural ‘generic actress’ — like Bosworth, etc., who don’t have a fraction of what Rachel has to offer. Too bad.

  • Anonymous

    So much talent … better used earlier in her career, alas. Editorial kinda unnatural ‘generic actress’ — like Bosworth, etc., who don’t have a fraction of what Rachel has to offer. Too bad.

  • SewingSiren

    Does anybody remember back when fashion magazines used models for the cover and editiorials?

    • GorgeousThings

      Yes! I’m so tired of magazine covers of actresses flogging their latest movie. Bring back real models!!!

      • Lala

        Seriously. Rachel McAdams?? COME ON! I know we’ll never see the likes of Dietrich or Garbo again but why put such a fourth-rater on the cover? It only makes the magazine look pathetically D-list.

        • Rando

          Lala– DAYUM! hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
          (it’s funny ’cause it’s true)
          Question: If she’s Rachel McAdams, then who’s Amy Adams? Can they be photographed @ the same time?

  • Anonymous

    Does anybody remember back when fashion magazines used models for the cover and editiorials?

  • GorgeousThings

    I love the pea coat. Not thrilled with the hair. That last shot looks a little Stevie Nicks to me.

    • Alloyjane

      Seriously. I can’t see anything other than that horrible, bleached hair. I’m of the mind that blonde is a color that should only be found in nature. I’ve never seen a bleached blonde that didn’t look like her head just came out of an industrial dryer.

      • guest

         Actually, she was born a blonde.

  • Anonymous

    I love the pea coat. Not thrilled with the hair. That last shot looks a little Stevie Nicks to me.

  • Anonymous

    Yes! I’m so tired of magazine covers of actresses flogging their latest movie. Bring back real models!!!

  • Guest

    I think she looks so much prettier when her hair is a dark brown.

  • Guest

    I think she looks so much prettier when her hair is a dark brown.

  • Walk It Good

    I get her confused with Elizabeth Banks as well. Something isn’t matching up with the pics. She looks too posed to me.

  • Walk It Good

    I get her confused with Elizabeth Banks as well. Something isn’t matching up with the pics. She looks too posed to me.

  • UrsaLunar

    In too many of the pics I saw what seemed to be a distinct resemblance to
    Claudia Schiffer’s modeling/posing/look … not sure if that was on purpose, but it was there.

  • UrsaLunar

    In too many of the pics I saw what seemed to be a distinct resemblance to
    Claudia Schiffer’s modeling/posing/look … not sure if that was on purpose, but it was there.

  • http://profiles.google.com/bonzobey Bonzo Bey

    The styling and poses are a bit off.

  • http://profiles.google.com/bonzobey Bonzo Bey

    The styling and poses are a bit off.

  • http://fafafab.tumblr.com/ fafafab

    Regina George is flawless

  • fafafab

    Regina George is flawless

  • MC

    She was so beautiful until they turned her into a standard-issue Hollywood blond starlet.

  • MC

    She was so beautiful until they turned her into a standard-issue Hollywood blond starlet.

  • Me!

    She needs to find a pose other than putting her hand on her croch.

    • Me!

      crotch (sorry)

  • Me!

    She needs to find a pose other than putting her hand on her croch.

  • Me!

    crotch (sorry)

  • ask

    Lisa Hartman? in the first inside picture? She is another of those actresses who kind of all blend together to me.

  • ask

    Lisa Hartman? in the first inside picture? She is another of those actresses who kind of all blend together to me.

  • Lala

    Seriously. Rachel McAdams?? COME ON! I know we’ll never see the likes of Dietrich or Garbo again but why put such a fourth-rater on the cover? It only makes the magazine look pathetically D-list.

  • dress_up_doll

    She’s a pretty girl, but definitely not a model. Love the Gucci dress in the last shot. Like others, I wondered about the strange contortions of her hands which are also hidden for the most part in many of the shots.

    • primetimemom

      Maybe she’s a nail biter.

  • Anonymous

    She’s a pretty girl, but definitely not a model. Love the Gucci dress in the last shot. Like others, I wondered about the strange contortions of her hands which are also hidden for the most part in many of the shots.

  • Lulu

    Wow, I love these clothes. That first outfit is hot.
    She looks really great with JBF hair. Cover shot looks awkward as hell, but I love that last shot.

  • Lulu

    Wow, I love these clothes. That first outfit is hot.
    She looks really great with JBF hair. Cover shot looks awkward as hell, but I love that last shot.

  • http://pleasewelcomeyourjudges.com/ Brian @ PWYJudges

    For what it’s worth, Rach, I really liked Morning Glory.

    And thank GOODNESS she got the part of Regina George!

    • Kim

      I really liked that movie as well! If that sort of movie “isn’t done anymore” it’s a shame.

  • http://pleasewelcomeyourjudges.blogspot.com/ Brian @ PWYJudges

    For what it’s worth, Rach, I really liked Morning Glory.

    And thank GOODNESS she got the part of Regina George!

  • http://verenahafner.wordpress.com Verena

    Joe Zee is usually spot on with his styling but this one doesn’t work for me. The editorial are better than the cover which I don’t get at all. But even the pictures inside don’t hold together very well. It’s not bad but not particularly good either.

    verenahafner.wordpress.com

  • http://verenahafner.wordpress.com Verena

    Joe Zee is usually spot on with his styling but this one doesn’t work for me. The editorial are better than the cover which I don’t get at all. But even the pictures inside don’t hold together very well. It’s not bad but not particularly good either.

    verenahafner.wordpress.com

  • Guest

    Wow I can’t believe that TLo like the Gucci dress. I think it is hideous and very unflattering on her. All the pictures look seedy. I agree that this doesn’t really work for her. The cover pose is bad and (Sorry Joe Zee), to me, the outfit and styling look like a cheap Cosmo cover.

  • Guest

    Wow I can’t believe that TLo like the Gucci dress. I think it is hideous and very unflattering on her. All the pictures look seedy. I agree that this doesn’t really work for her. The cover pose is bad and (Sorry Joe Zee), to me, the outfit and styling look like a cheap Cosmo cover.

  • Nancy lee

    I’m not sure who she is, but if she is Lohan’s age, she looks a lot older. I think she looks 30s in some of those pics.

  • Nancy lee

    I’m not sure who she is, but if she is Lohan’s age, she looks a lot older. I think she looks 30s in some of those pics.

    • Sabrina

       She’s 32-33; she was around 26 when she played Regina George, several years older than Lohan. 

  • suzq

    The hand in the crotch is distracting to me. And the poses really don’t showcase the clothes or bring out her personality.

  • suzq

    The hand in the crotch is distracting to me. And the poses really don’t showcase the clothes or bring out her personality.

  • KC

    The last shot of her is amazing! Not the dress so much but her face is so vibrant! The rest are kinda meh

  • KC

    The last shot of her is amazing! Not the dress so much but her face is so vibrant! The rest are kinda meh

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RK5MAF2VNT32ULNYFIXDANTEC4 Terence

    Love her!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RK5MAF2VNT32ULNYFIXDANTEC4 Terence

    Love her!

  • MilaXX

    Nice enough pictures but she always looks like she’s playing dress up to me unless she’s in casual wear.

  • MilaXX

    Nice enough pictures but she always looks like she’s playing dress up to me unless she’s in casual wear.

  • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

    I am of the belief that every girl is a leather pants kind of girl, but that might just be me….

    I really like the direction they went in for this shoot BECAUSE she’s normally so perky. It’s something different for her. But then, I really love her, so I’m inclined to like it anyway.

  • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

    I am of the belief that every girl is a leather pants kind of girl, but that might just be me….

    I really like the direction they went in for this shoot BECAUSE she’s normally so perky. It’s something different for her. But then, I really love her, so I’m inclined to like it anyway.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not sure the whole thing works, either, but I sure love Rachel McA. I think this gal is very talented, as sort of this generation’s Meg Ryan. I prefer her not going for Brigitte/Kim Basinger, but it’s probably just that I’m not used to seeing her that way. Why the hell not?

  • AudreysMom

    I’m not sure the whole thing works, either, but I sure love Rachel McA. I think this gal is very talented, as sort of this generation’s Meg Ryan. I prefer her not going for Brigitte/Kim Basinger, but it’s probably just that I’m not used to seeing her that way. Why the hell not?

  • Anonymous

    I loved the Family Stone; I know most people didn’t. She really stood out in it. I like the Moschino for her, that seems to suit her personality.

  • http://www.lippsisters.com/ Deborah Lipp

    I loved the Family Stone; I know most people didn’t. She really stood out in it. I like the Moschino for her, that seems to suit her personality.

  • Sara__B

    She apparently learned a lot from Lindsay Lohan. She can wear the same hair, do the same poses, and look just as trashy. Joe Zee did this to her? What a shame!

  • Sara__B

    She apparently learned a lot from Lindsay Lohan. She can wear the same hair, do the same poses, and look just as trashy. Joe Zee did this to her? What a shame!

  • Cee

    well, she’s a much better model than i thought she would be. i especially love her in the moschino dress. she’s much more interesting to look at than katy perry imo, and neither of them would be my first pick for interesting models. katy poses for every photo like it’s for an album cover thumbnail on itunes.

  • Cee

    well, she’s a much better model than i thought she would be. i especially love her in the moschino dress. she’s much more interesting to look at than katy perry imo, and neither of them would be my first pick for interesting models. katy poses for every photo like it’s for an album cover thumbnail on itunes.

  • Cecerslouisers

    I adore her.

  • Cecerslouisers

    I adore her.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe she’s a nail biter.

  • Rando

    Lala– DAYUM! hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
    (it’s funny ’cause it’s true)
    Question: If she’s Rachel McAdams, then who’s Amy Adams? Can they be photographed @ the same time?

  • Kimmeister

    The first picture of her in the slip/negligee looks like a blonde Katie Holmes!

  • Kimmeister

    The first picture of her in the slip/negligee looks like a blonde Katie Holmes!

  • Anonymous

    Did any of you ever see her in “Slings and Arrows”? Such a great show, sadly only 3 seasons. She was adorable in that. My favorite of her roles to date.

  • suzanne77

    Did any of you ever see her in “Slings and Arrows”? Such a great show, sadly only 3 seasons. She was adorable in that. My favorite of her roles to date.

  • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

    She is adorable as always–loved her in Slings & Arrows–but I wish she go back to being a brunette.

  • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

    She is adorable as always–loved her in Slings & Arrows–but I wish she go back to being a brunette.

  • Sus

    Ugh. It’s not Rachel’s fault, but all that text on the magazine cover is giving me fits. I’m going to black out again.

  • Sus

    Ugh. It’s not Rachel’s fault, but all that text on the magazine cover is giving me fits. I’m going to black out again.

  • Zippypie

    TLo, I’m sure you guys are still ironing out problems with the website, but just to bring to your attention, in Explorer, when going to the next page of comments, your disclaimer info pops up right in the middle of the comments, making both impossible to read.

    Oh, wait! I’m supposed to be commenting on Rachel McAdams….it’s too posed, too coy, too we’ve seen this crap before. As she said the execs said about “Morning Glory”, who is this for?

    • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

      I know, same here – that’s why I don’t post from work anymore; we have PCs with Explorer, and it doesn’t work as well. I wait till I get home to my Mac with Safari – it works much better from here.

  • Anonymous

    TLo, I’m sure you guys are still ironing out problems with the website, but just to bring to your attention, in Explorer, when going to the next page of comments, your disclaimer info pops up right in the middle of the comments, making both impossible to read.

    Oh, wait! I’m supposed to be commenting on Rachel McAdams….it’s too posed, too coy, too we’ve seen this crap before. As she said the execs said about “Morning Glory”, who is this for?

  • Anonymous

    That cover shot is very odd indeed. The pose looks contorted and is very distracting.

  • ItsDicey

    That cover shot is very odd indeed. The pose looks contorted and is very distracting.

  • Lisa

    I actually think she pulls off “Sex Kitten” quite well. She’s a bit of a chameleon anyway, so this is pretty effortless for her. The girl looks good!

  • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

    I actually think she pulls off “Sex Kitten” quite well. She’s a bit of a chameleon anyway, so this is pretty effortless for her. The girl looks good!

  • Lisa

    I know, same here – that’s why I don’t post from work anymore; we have PCs with Explorer, and it doesn’t work as well. I wait till I get home to my Mac with Safari – it works much better from here.

  • http://twitter.com/ShelfAfterlife Shelf Afterlife

    I liked “Morning Glory” in an I-need-something-to-go-with-my-popcorn sort of way. I really like the inside photos. The cover reminds me of a song we sang when I was a Brownie (Brownie being what you are before becoming a Girl Scout).

    “I’ve got something in my pocket/It belongs across my face/I keep it hidden very well/In a very special place/I bet you couldn’t guess it if you guessed a long, long while/I’ll take it out and put it on/Its a great, big Brownie smile!”

    That song sounds a little different to me now than it did when I was seven… ;)

  • http://twitter.com/TheSnickleboom Snickleboom

    I liked “Morning Glory” in an I-need-something-to-go-with-my-popcorn sort of way. I really like the inside photos. The cover reminds me of a song we sang when I was a Brownie (Brownie being what you are before becoming a Girl Scout).

    “I’ve got something in my pocket/It belongs across my face/I keep it hidden very well/In a very special place/I bet you couldn’t guess it if you guessed a long, long while/I’ll take it out and put it on/Its a great, big Brownie smile!”

    That song sounds a little different to me now than it did when I was seven… ;)

  • Anonymous

    I think she’s extremely talented, and have loved her since her Slings and Arrows days. But I sooooooo wish she’d go back to her natural brunette color.

  • librarygrrl64

    I think she’s extremely talented, and have loved her since her Slings and Arrows days. But I sooooooo wish she’d go back to her natural brunette color.

  • Anonymous

    Honestly, I think the blondeness is what makes her appear so “generic pretty actress.” I read somewhere that she loves being blonde. Too bad.

  • librarygrrl64

    Honestly, I think the blondeness is what makes her appear so “generic pretty actress.” I read somewhere that she loves being blonde. Too bad.

  • Alloyjane

    Seriously. I can’t see anything other than that horrible, bleached hair. I’m of the mind that blonde is a color that should only be found in nature. I’ve never seen a bleached blonde that didn’t look like her head just came out of an industrial dryer.

  • Prunella

    The cover is sad. It looks like someone told her to squeeze in between the cover lines.

  • PrunellaV

    The cover is sad. It looks like someone told her to squeeze in between the cover lines.

  • blogless

    I still think she’s pretty but her eyes used to pop with dark hair. I guess it’s all about looking like today’s cookie cutter sex kitten. Too bad.

  • blogless

    I still think she’s pretty but her eyes used to pop with dark hair. I guess it’s all about looking like today’s cookie cutter sex kitten. Too bad.

  • StL K

    “I’m playing with myself! I mean with my zipper! I’m a sassy sexy Elle woman!” Or maybe she’s unconsciously trying to cover her lady parts because the shoot made her feel so violated. . . .

  • StL K

    “I’m playing with myself! I mean with my zipper! I’m a sassy sexy Elle woman!” Or maybe she’s unconsciously trying to cover her lady parts because the shoot made her feel so violated. . . .

  • StL K

    “I’m playing with myself! I mean with my zipper! I’m a sassy sexy Elle woman!” Or maybe she’s unconsciously trying to cover her lady parts because the shoot made her feel so violated. . . .

  • Petshopbear

    Looks like old Guess Jeans ads, sans Anna Nicole Smith.

  • Petshopbear

    Looks like old Guess Jeans ads, sans Anna Nicole Smith.

  • Kim

    I really liked that movie as well! If that sort of movie “isn’t done anymore” it’s a shame.

  • Gwen

     Rachel McAdams is beautiful.

  • Gwen

     Rachel McAdams is beautiful.

  • Sabrina

     She’s 32-33; she was around 26 when she played Regina George, several years older than Lohan. 

  • guest

    Your post belongs on the D list, retard.

  • guest

     Actually, she was born a blonde.

  • http://profiles.google.com/mochizukisan kyasarin mochizuki

    I almost didn’t recognize her in the trailer for “Midnight in Paris” because of the blonde hair. I, too, think she looks better brunette, but no one in Hollywood would ever agree.