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.
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.
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]