Rachel McAdams open to reprising Mean Girls’ Regina George

Rachel McAdams has indicated she is open to playing her Mean Girls character again.During a recent appearance on Canada’s Heroes of Health Covid-19 Stream-A-Thon, the Game Night actress shared her wish to revisit the role of Regina George. “It would be…

Rachel McAdams has indicated she is open to playing her Mean Girls character again.

During a recent appearance on Canada’s Heroes of Health Covid-19 Stream-A-Thon, the Game Night actress shared her wish to revisit the role of Regina George.

“It would be fun to play Regina George later in her life and see where life took her,” she commented, before adding: “Let’s hope Mean Girls has helped girls be nicer to each other, and not the other way around. It’s really bizarre, I feel so lucky to be a part of something that’s stuck around even a little bit.

“That’s never something I imagined happening in life.”

In Mark Waters’ hit 2004 film, Regina was the queen bee of The Plastics, the most popular clique at North Shore High School. Following the flick’s release, Rachel won wide acclaim for her comedic portrayal of the character’s fall from grace.

A Mean Girls sequel is not currently on the cards, though earlier this year, writer Tina Fey announced plans to bring the Broadway musical version to the cinema, having signed a deal with bosses at Paramount Pictures.

Elsewhere on the Stream-A-Thon, Rachel opened up about her life during the coronavirus crisis, as she social distances at home with her family and two-year-old son.

“I thought about, ‘Would I rather be alone in quarantine? Or with my family?’ You know, there are days sure, but I mean I would be so bored without him around to make it so fun,” the 41-year-old stated, before noting how she has been living on a farm. “We live sort of out in the country, a little farm down the road, so we can go and look at the animals…We’ve been doing some planting, some okra, well, I mean, I do the planting and (my son) snacks most of the day.”

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Jessica Chastain turned down Doctor Strange to wait for bigger Marvel role

Jessica Chastain turned down a role in Doctor Strange because she had her sights set on a bigger role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.The two-time Oscar nominee was approached by Scott Derrickson, who directed the 2016 fantasy blockbuster starring Ben…

Jessica Chastain turned down a role in Doctor Strange because she had her sights set on a bigger role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The two-time Oscar nominee was approached by Scott Derrickson, who directed the 2016 fantasy blockbuster starring Benedict Cumberbatch, to play the role of Christine Palmer.

Palmer is a surgeon and the girlfriend of Stephen Strange, who helps him recover after his devastating car accident. However, she dumps him after an argument over their relationship, but the pair eventually reunite when Strange becomes a sorcerer. Palmer saves his life when he’s badly injured during a fight with villain Kaecilius.

Doctor Strange writer C. Robert Cargill revealed during an interview on the Junkfood Cinema podcast that he and Derrickson wanted Chastain for the role, but she candidly turned them down, leading them to cast Rachel McAdams instead.

“This is the interesting thing that Hollywood’s starting to find out, is that a lot of the actresses out there want to be superheroes as much as the actors do. I know this happened with Scott. He went to Jessica Chastain to get her on Doctor Strange, because we were considering her,” he explained.

“And she’s like, ‘Hey, look, this project sounds awesome, and I would love to do it. But I’m only going to get one shot at being in a Marvel film and becoming a Marvel character; and I trained in ballet, and I really want to wear a cape.’ And that was the coolest rejection ever.”

Chastain went on to star in last year’s X-Men spin-off Dark Phoenix, in which she played the leader of an alien shape-shifting race.

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The Notebook costume designer in tears over Vanessa Bryant’s memorial story

The Notebook’s costume designer was left in tears after Kobe Bryant’s wife referenced the dress Rachel McAdams wore in the film at the basketball star’s memorial on Monday.Vanessa Bryant honoured her late husband and their daughter, Gianna, during an e…

The Notebook’s costume designer was left in tears after Kobe Bryant’s wife referenced the dress Rachel McAdams wore in the film at the basketball star’s memorial on Monday.

Vanessa Bryant honoured her late husband and their daughter, Gianna, during an emotional tribute at the Staples Center’s Celebration of Life event in Los Angeles, and she really tugged at the heartstrings as she spoke about Kobe’s romantic Valentine’s Day gifts.

“He bought me the actual notebook and the blue dress Rachel McAdams wore in The Notebook movie…,” she told the audience at the memorial. “We had hoped to grow old together, like the movie.”

Following the event, Karyn Wagner, who worked on the costumes for the movie, confessed the emotion of the moment had hit her hard.

“I started bawling, I’m still drying the tears off my face,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “What a beautiful eulogy. I’m so honoured that I was able to contribute in some small way to the history of this amazing man.”

Karyn also revealed she had no idea the Bryants were in possession of the item, which was created expressly for the 2004 film, directed by Nick Cassavetes.

“When I was finished with the movie, I put the dress in a box and it went into storage,” the designer shared.

Vanessa first shared details of The Notebook gift in a 2013 Instagram post.

“One of my favourite Valentine’s day gifts from my husband was the blue dress, shoes and THE notebook from the Notebook Movie he gave me years ago,” she posted alongside an image of the dress in a glass display case.

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Tina Fey adapting Mean Girls musical into movie

Tina Fey is “very excited” to be adapting her Mean Girls musical for the big screen.Released in 2004, the original movie starred Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, and Lacey Chabert as a group of infamous high school students known as The Plastics, who b…

Tina Fey is “very excited” to be adapting her Mean Girls musical for the big screen.

Released in 2004, the original movie starred Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, and Lacey Chabert as a group of infamous high school students known as The Plastics, who befriend new girl Cady, as played by Lindsay Lohan.

The Mean Girls musical hit Broadway in 2018, and has been a huge critical success, landing 12 nominations at the Tony Awards last year.

And on Thursday, Fey confirmed that she will be bringing The Plastics back once again, after landing a deal with executives at Paramount Pictures.

“I’m very excited,” the 30 Rock star, who wrote the 2004 movie and stage production, said in a statement. “It’s been incredibly gratifying to see how much the movie and the musical have meant to audiences.

“I’ve spent 16 years with these characters now. They are my Marvel Universe and I love them dearly.”

While Elizabeth Raposo, president of production at Paramount Pictures, added, “We’re thrilled to be bringing this iconic property back to the big screen in musical form with our incredible filmmaking team.”

Casting information has not yet been announced, but Fey’s husband, composer Jeff Richmond, as well as lyricist Nell Benjamin, will take charge of the movie’s music.

Lorne Michaels, who served as a producer on the original film and is one of the brains behind the hit Broadway musical, shared his delight at the news too.

“It has been a joy to work on Mean Girls and to watch it go from film, to musical, and now to musical film,” Michaels said. “I am very proud that Tina’s story and characters continue to resonate with new generations.”

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Rachel Weisz: ‘It’s time to stop asking about working with other actresses’

Rachel Weisz is looking forward to a time when she’s not asked about working with other actresses.The British star has won widespread praise for her two most recent films; forbidden love story Disobedience alongside Rachel McAdams, and period black c…

Rachel Weisz is looking forward to a time when she’s not asked about working with other actresses.

The British star has won widespread praise for her two most recent films; forbidden love story Disobedience alongside Rachel McAdams, and period black comedy The Favourite with Olivia Colman and Emma Stone.

Speaking as she picked up the special Jury Award for Ensemble Performance for The Favourite at Monday night’s (26Nov18) Gotham Awards, Rachel touched on what it’s like to always be asked about her female co-stars.

“I hope that one day soon, in the not-so-distant future, we don’t get asked what it was like to share the screen with other women, because I don’t think you ever ask men that – but I could be wrong,” she mused.

The Favourite, about last Stewart monarch Queen Anne (Colman) and the two women who vied for her attention, is widely tipped to be an Oscar contender, though Yorgos Lanthimos’ film failed to win any prizes from America’s National Board of Review.

Rachel, 48, also spoke about the costumes she had to wear on the set of the 18th-century drama.

“Wearing those costumes took strength. They pulled the corsets so tight, so hard, you could feel the stays which actually left lines on my body,” she recalled.

“We shot 10 weeks in Hatfield House, a north-of-England Elizabethan mansion, and were allowed to touch only certain things. Antique guns was another difficulty. Gun powder kept getting in your eyes.”

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Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams have ‘natural chemistry’ in Disobedience 

Sebastian Lelio was delighted by the “natural chemistry” expressed between Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams in new film Disobedience. The Chilean filmmaker, whose last movie A Fantastic Woman won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film earlier this …

Sebastian Lelio was delighted by the “natural chemistry” expressed between Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams in new film Disobedience. 

The Chilean filmmaker, whose last movie A Fantastic Woman won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film earlier this year (18), has adapted Naomi Alderman’s 2006 novel about forbidden lesbian love in London’s Orthodox Jewish community for the screen. 

Weisz, who is of Jewish heritage herself, stars as the daughter of a rabbi in the story, while Lelio later cast McAdams as her lover Esti – and he was delighted to discover that the two actresses were perfectly suited to their roles.  

“When I saw them together for the first time in person I was over the moon because I could see it, and I didn’t have to force anything, they were just great,” the 44-year-old director told HeyUGuys.com. 

Explaining how his intuition led him to cast the Mean Girls star, he also recalled: “I’ve always admired Rachel Weisz and that’s one of the reasons I said yes to this project, but then when we had to think about who could interpret Esti, then I thought Rachel McAdams could be the right choice. I just had a strong feeling that they would be great together and would have great chemistry.” 

Lelio’s tale of forbidden love in a tight-knit religious community has earned rave early reviews after receiving a limited U.S. release – with some critics even tipping it as an early awards contender. 

However, the modest director believes all the credit for any success should go to his two leading ladies rather than him – and he thanked them for really throwing themselves into their roles.  

“I think they were very generous and very brave and they gave everything for these characters,” he added. “I’m very grateful.” 

Disobedience debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival last September and will hit cinemas across the world later this year. 

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Robert Downey Jr. looking to make Sherlock Holmes 3

Robert Downey Jr. is still keen to make a third Sherlock Holmes movie.The actor starred as the titular detective in the 2009 action-mystery film, which also featured Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, and Mark Strong. Directed by Guy Ritchie, Sherlock Holmes …

Robert Downey Jr. is still keen to make a third Sherlock Holmes movie.

The actor starred as the titular detective in the 2009 action-mystery film, which also featured Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, and Mark Strong.

Directed by Guy Ritchie, Sherlock Holmes grossed $524 million (£379 million) worldwide, with its 2011 sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows was also a box office success, and Robert has now divulged that a third instalment is on the cards.

“Then there’s all this stuff down the pike,” he said of his upcoming projects in an interview for Entertainment Weekly, adding: “We’re looking at another Sherlock Holmes, we’re developing Perry Mason for HBO. I still want to do Pinocchio.”

In 2011, it was reported that executives at Warner Bros. had hired Iron Man 3 co-writer Drew Pearce to pen the script for the third film. However, a series of delays has pushed the project back, though a number of screenwriters were assembled by the studio in October 2016 to form a writers’ room in an attempt to imagine a plot.

While Robert and Jude are believed to be on board, it is not known if British filmmaker Guy will return for another movie. He is currently working on a live-action retelling of Aladdin, based on the 1992 Disney film of the same name.

Robert’s current projects may also mean Sherlock Holmes is put on the backburner again too.

The 52-year-old is gearing up to start promoting Avengers: Infinity War, in which he reprises his role as Tony Stark/ Iron Man and will also appear in an untitled Avengers film due out in 2019.

He is working on The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle as well, in which he portrays the lead figure, and a biopic about John Brinkley, the 20th-century con man who claimed to be a doctor and scammed his way to fame and fortune.

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