Canadian actress Rachel McAdams is a very private person, which naturally makes everyone all the more curious about her. She’s worked with the likes of Lindsay Lohan, Ryan Gosling, and Diane Keaton. Daughter of a truck driver and a nurse, McAdams told Vogue’s Sally Singer about Lindsay Lohan’s sheer talent as an actress, growing up with a mother determined to let her be herself – whoever that might be, and how different she is from the evil Regina George, her character in Mean Girls.
The 31-year-old actress also dishes about being “green,” telling Vogue, “I look at the world through a green lens now. But you can’t make yourself crazy. That feeling of green guilt can be really inhibiting. It’s about a changing mind-set, remembering to turn off the water when you are brushing your teeth.”
Growing up in Canada, McAdams admits she watched a lot of television, particularly soap operas. She also grew up watching Oprah and doing her best to get through high school with as little effort as possible. Says she, “I would fake sick all the time to the point where I’d convince myself I was sick. In high school I really didn’t pay attention.”
The McAdams story can be read in the January issue of Vogue, on newsstands now.