Rachel McAdams Reflect On ‘Mean Girls’: ‘I Like Playing Villains’

Rachel McAdams says she owes a lot of her success to her role as queen bee Regina George in “Mean Girls”.

The actress, 39, told The New York Times how significant the role was for her career. “I have to thank Regina George for giving me some longevity,” said McAdams. “I’m forever grateful to Tina Fey and Mark Waters.”

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“I remember when I read it, I called my agent right away and said, ‘I will play any part in this, please, please, please.’ I was at the beginning of my career, and it was a lofty thing out there, that I really, really, really wanted to do,” she recalled.

What drew her most to the script was the outlandish nature of the characters: “I’m always looking for larger-than-life characters, which is probably why I like playing villains. They get away with so much.”

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Since then, McAdams has gone on to star in acclaimed movies like “The Notebook” and “Spotlight”.

The Canadian actress will return to the big screen in the British-Irish-American drama “Disobedience” and the black comedy “Game Night”.

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