The renowned actress Rachel McAdams has been in hit movies including Mean Girls, About Time, Southpaw, and Wedding Crashers. She also joined the Marvel universe with her role in Doctor Strange. Despite her great career, McAdams openly admits that she had turned down major roles in the past. She now regrets not accepting those roles. She missed out on those major opportunities.

Rachel McAdams
Rachel McAdams

Not only that but after rejecting blockbuster films like The Devil Wears Prada and The Dark Knight Rises, she reportedly became tired of Hollywood and wanted to quit.

Rachel McAdams missed out on major opportunities

Rachel McAdams, known for her performance in The Vow, has developed a reputation for turning down major roles. Maybe this contributed to the commercial success of her films. She approaches her projects cautiously. But she also thinks carefully about choosing films that will be appealing to the audience. She further tries to create a balance between her own interests and those of the audience.

In a candid conversation with The New York Times, McAdams shared, “I try to pick movies that I want to make, that offer a challenge, but that people want to see. Why do all that work if it’s for naught? If you act and nobody sees it, is it still acting?

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Rachel McAdams
Rachel McAdams

She did, however, openly admit to rejecting pivotal movie roles. Those movies ultimately went on to become massive blockbusters. There were several of these, including The Devil Wears Prada, Casino Royale, Mission: Impossible III, Iron Man, and Get Smart. She acknowledged experiencing regret for passing up those possibilities. She also understood the value of matching her personality and well-being to the roles she played.

To maintain her sanity, Rachel McAdams took a break from acting in Hollywood

After starring in blockbusters like The Notebook, and Mean Girls, Rachel McAdams was riding high on a wave of fame in 2006. Unexpectedly, she decided to put a stop to her Hollywood career and take a well-earned two-year absence. Having a simple outlook on her choice, McAdams said, “I guess I always had a sense that it would be OK; either it’s going to work out or it’s not.

This break was more than simply a chance for her to recharge. It was also a chance to regain control. The motivation she required came from returning to her homeland Canada to spend quality time with her family. She admitted that this break had given her the opportunity to return to her profession in a new form.

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Rachel McAdams
Rachel McAdams

With her memorable role as Regina George in Mean Girls, Rachel McAdams’ climb to fame was nothing short of spectacular. But this overnight fame arrived without a guide. She put it this way: “You don’t go to theater school to learn about how to deal with that.” Her past experiences caused her to choose new roles with caution, which is frequently referred to as a “clinical” hesitation.

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Source: The Things

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