We’re going to take you back to the age-old days of 2005. Remember those? A fresh-as-a-daisy actress named Rachel McAdams was coming off the success of two epic movies (Mean Girls and The Notebook) and headed for perhaps the most successful year of her career (Red Eye,Wedding Crashers, and The Family Stone all premiered in 2005). Until now. It took McAdams exactly a decade, and a few missteps (The Time Traveler’s Wife, anyone?), but she’s back and better than ever.
With five movies set for this year, McAdams will be quite the busy mean girl. And we’re all for it! McAdams is one of the most underrated actresses around, so we’re thrilled to see a lot of her in 2015. Let’s break down the reasons why 2015 will be the year of Rachel.
She will star in the second season of True Detective.
McAdams will play Sheriff Ani Bezzerides in the eagerly anticipated second season of HBO’s drama series, alongside Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, and Taylor Kitsch. According to a press release via Rolling Stone, McAdams’ character is a “Venture County Sheriff’s detective whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with the system she serves” with drinking and gambling issues. We can’t wait to see her tackle this meaty, totally un-Notebook role.
The film is called Every Thing Will Be Fine, and we’re pretty jazzed about it. Franco plays Tomas, a writer who accidentally kills a child in a car accident. McAdams is Franco’s girlfriend, who helps him cope with his extreme guilt. So many feels. If we know one thing for sure, McAdams is good at making us cry (cue the audition tape).
She is helping bring The Little Prince to life.
The beloved French novel is getting the big screen treatment, and the cast is out of this world. McAdams stars alongside Marion Cotillard, Franco, and Jeff Bridges in the stop-motion animation flick about a child prodigy, which is set for an October release in France.
Alec and Hilaria take their daughter Carmen to the Sundance Film Festival.
A lot of celebs have been going to Utah lately in order to attend the Sundance Film Festival. Among the many celebrities heading to Utah are Alec and Hilaria Baldwin and they brought Carmen along for the trip.
Hilaria, who is currently expecting her second child, was spotted walking down Park City with Carmen in her arms. Hilaria did a great job of keeping her baby bump hidden, as it was underneath a hefty jacket.
Alec has been quite busy himself, as he’s been working on his memoirs, which will be on shelves next year.
Mom-to-be Keira Knightley covers the March issue of ELLE U.K. and opens up about her unique moniker and her favorite beauty trick.
On her unique name: “I was meant to be named ‘Kiera’, after a Russian ice skater who was on the TV one day. My dad fancied her and nicked her name for me. But it was my mum who went to register my birth, and she accidentally spelled ‘ei’ instead of ‘ie’ because my mum’s crap at spelling. Apparently, when she came back he said: ‘What the f*ck? You’ve spelt her name wrong!’ What were they going to do, though? Once it’s on the piece of paper, it’s on the piece of paper. And that’s me. A spelling error.”
On her favorite beauty trick: “Lipstick is an armour to the world. My mum had a thing when we were growing up, if she’d had a sh*t day or if something had gone wrong, she’d put her red lipstick on. I still abide by that. If you’re doing something hard, a really vibrant colour is a good thing. Lips are the easiest thing to put colour on. The nose doesn’t work so well – it’s a tricky look. Lips, however: quite good.”
On not conforming to the norm: “Break the rules. I’ve always hated the idea that you should be wearing this or that, because it makes me feel like I’m getting everything wrong. I hated it at school, and I don’t want it as an adult. If you want to wear a f*cking flowerpot on your head and that makes you happy, then wear a f*cking flowerpot on your head.”