Rachel McAdams covers Glamour Magazine February 2012 in what feels like a hodgepodge, desperate shoot and interview. It’s an oddly Spring/ Summer cover among more stark, season-appropriate covers from competitors (the pink-on-pink and heart shapes, really, Glamour?) McAdams’ outfit almost looks like beachwear, with short shorts making a comeback on Miami Beach over the holidays.
McAdams’ interview is rather… interesting. It’s aimless and boastful, but worth at least a skim-read.
On dyeing her hair pink: “I always wanted pink hair. I wanted to do my whole head, but my hairstylist, Robert, was like, ‘How about we start small?’ I absolutely loved it. I still think about doing blue at some point, but I don’t like to change my hair before I’m about to do [a film]; you never know what that character’s going to be.”
On her personality: “I’m very silly as a person, but quality silliness on-screen has more of an art to it. Harrison Ford, whom I was in Morning Glory with, has mastered that dry funny better than anyone.”
On her mentors: “Diane Keaton, whom I’ve done two movies with. She’s a very caring and loving person. I love to listen to her stories.”
On working at McDonald’s: “Yeah, for a good three years. My sister and brother worked there. My sister was my manager! I was 16 and directing kids’ theater, which didn’t totally pay the bills. It was a great place to work, but I had a little bit of an OCD thing with hand washing and just didn’t have time. They were like, ‘Hey, the drive-through’s backing up. Stop washing your hands!’ I was not a great employee; I broke the orange juice machine one day.”
On living in Toronto, rather than Hollywood: “[Paparazzi invasions do] happen, especially around the time a movie’s coming out. But I really like having a life outside work. I sometimes wish I did more career stuff and was in that Hollywood scene a bit more. But Toronto’s my home.”
On dating costars: “A set may seem like a good place for romance, but I don’t think it’s very conducive; it’s too distracting. Every relationship I’ve had with a coworker has come after the fact, because you wind up actually spending a lot of time with those people promoting the movie.”
On Channing Tatum: “I was worried we might not [have great chemistry], because we were more like brother and sister, like buds. Channing is very outgoing, very kind and a lot of fun to work with.”
On her favorite costars: “It’s an embarrassment of riches. I love Owen [Wilson] in Midnight in Paris. He’s so endearing, and it was a completely different kind of relationship from the one we had in Wedding Crashers.”
On her famous crushes: “I loved soap operas when I was young, so Antonio Sabato Jr. and Maurice Benard from General Hospital. And who could forget Josh Brolin in The Goonies?” – via Glamour Magazine.