Rachel McAdams has starred in multiple genre projects and has been a consistent fan-favorite actress since stepping into Hollywood to become a star. McAdams has showcased her talents and artistry in each project, for she is incredibly talented and hardworking and strives for perfection. The actress has given many memorable and dramatic performances on the silver screen and has earned praise and recognition. She shot to global stardom for her excellent portrayal of Allie in the 2004 romantic drama film The Notebook.
Since then, there has been no turning back for her, appearing in hit after hit blockbuster movies. However, like any A-list star, the 44-year-old actress has made her fair share of bad decisions in her thriving career, as she turned down many monumental projects like Iron Man, The Devil Wears Prada, Casino Royale, and Mission: Impossible III, among others, during her break from acting in the mid-2000s. The Hot Chick movie star once revealed that she regretted shutting down some of the big-banner movies and high-profile roles she proposed in the past.
Rachel McAdams Turned down Major Hollywood Films, Including Robert Downey Jr-Led Iron Man
Rachel McAdams has dazzled the audience and millions of fans with her exceptional cinematic skills and captivating on-screen persona. McAdams has ruled the movie industry with her hard work and has sustained her star power as a leading actress. Fans have anointed her as the queen of rom-com genre movies. The actress made her head-turning debut on the big screen with the 2002 fantasy comedy film The Hot Chick and went on to star in critically and commercially successful movies.
After the major success of her 2004 movie The Notebook, she was at the pinnacle of her career, and that’s when she decided to take a career break from acting. In an interview with Bustle this year, she admitted she regretted making some of the shoddy career decisions during her two-year break from showbiz.
The outlet noted that during her time away from Hollywood, The Vow movie star turned down major films like Robert Downey Jr-led Iron Man, Daniel Craig-led Casino Royale, and Tom Cruise-led Mission: Impossible III. Rachel McAdams claimed that she needed a break to keep herself sane and to learn to navigate the overnight success she achieved early in her career. The actress noted that there were moments she felt anxious when she shut down these major movies while on her break, questioning if she made the right career decision by “throwing it all away.”
Rachel McAdams Claims She Felt Guilty Of Not Capitalising on the Opportunities She Was Given
During her candid conversation with the outlet, Rachel McAdams opens up about the different aspects of her life. The actress reflected on all the career opportunities she missed during her break from Hollywood when she returned to Canada to spend time with her family, expressing,
“I felt guilty for not capitalizing on the opportunity that I was being given because I knew I was in such a lucky spot. But I also knew it wasn’t quite jiving with my personality and what I needed to stay sane.”
“There were definitely some anxious moments of wondering if I was just throwing it all away and why was I doing that. It’s taken years to understand what I intuitively was doing.”
While she turned down some of the major projects that could have paved the way for her to build a solid career, at the time, Rachel McAdams felt it was the right decision she made to take a break from Hollywood. Nevertheless, she is super talented and has starred in iconic movies like The Vow, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, Mean Girls, and About Time.