We would like to remind everyone that “Doctor Strange” is playing in cinemas in the U.K. and Ireland starting today. The movie will also get released in several key majors including the France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Australia and Korea this week. The movie will be released in the United States on November 4th and currently holds a 97% rating at Rotten Tomatoes (based on 37 reviews) and a 75 score at Meta Critics (based on 15 reviews). The visuals and visual effects have received critical acclaim thus far. We made a review round-up in this post. Sadly, critics seem to agree Rachel’s Christine Palmer is being underused.
““Strange” arguably features the most talented Marvel cast to date with acclaimed actors such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Mads Mikkelsen bringing the origin of the Sorcerer Supreme to the big screen. It goes without saying that McAdams will never get the credit she deserves for transforming the barely sketched out role of Strange’s former medical colleague Christine Palmer into a captivating three-dimensional character that feels like an integral part of the storyline even when she isn’t.”
–Gregory Ellwood, The Playlist
Rachel had another day of press today in London and did various press junket interviews, including one with BBC Radio 2’s Steve Wright in the Afternoon. You can find the full interview in our audio archive. She talk about “Doctor Strange” and also confirmed “Disobedience“. She said, “I’m working on a film called ‘Disobedience’ with Rachel Weisz and we are actually going to shoot it here. It is based on a very lovely novel and it’s set in a Jewish Ortodox community here in Hendon“. The Knowledge Online is reporting filming with begin in January of next year, in North London:
The forthcoming big-screen adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s novel Disobedience is due to begin filming in north London in January.
Rachel Weisz is among the producers on the project and also stars alongside Rachel McAdams. First published in 2006, the novel centres on Ronit (Weisz), a young woman who returns to her orthodox Jewish home following the death of her rabbi father from whom she was estranged.
Chilean director Sebastian Lelio will be calling the shots from a screenplay he wrote with Rebecca Lenkiewicz. The other producers are Element Films’ Ed Guiney, Frida Torresblanco for Braven Films and Film 4.
In case you missed it before, Screen Daily reported earlier this month that Rachel was in talks to join Rachel Weisz in “Disobedience“. You can find more information in our previous post.
After stopping by the fan screening for “Doctor Strange” Rachel and her co-stars headed to Westminster Abbey to attend the UK premiere/red carpet launch for the movie, which was co-hosted by the British GQ magazine. The first batch with high quality images have been added in our gallery, but we expect more additions later on.
Rachel, her co-stars and filmmakers are expected to do another day of press in London tomorrow. You can send in questions for Marvel UK’s Facebook Live Q&A over here. Further, Rachel is expected to join Stylist Magazine UK for a Facebook Q&A and you can submit questions by replying to this tweet.
Rachel attended the world premiere for “Doctor Strange” yesterday evening in Los Angeles alongside her co-stars and the filmmakers. The attendees included co-stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen, Benjamin Bratt and Benedict Wong and director Scott Derrickson and Kevin Feige. We have added the first batch with high quality images in our gallery. Rachel looked absolutely stunning wearing a Versace gown and H. Stern jewelry. Her make-up was done by her sister and make-up artist Kayleen McAdams, hair by Mark Townsend and styling by Rob Zangardi & Mariel Haenn. Be sure to come back later for additional coverage.
Next up is Europe, including the UK premiere in London on October 24. Don’t forget to follow our twitter account @rachelmonline for the latest updates.
Rachel just arrived for the world premiere of “Doctor Strange” held at the legendary TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. We have the first look for you. Rachel looks beautiful in a Versace gown. Be sure to come back later for more coverage.
Rachel stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier today to promote “Doctor Strange“. The episode was pre-recorded yesterday and will air today in the US. Be sure to check your local listings for the time. The official previews can be found in our video archive, as well as the official stills and be sure to come back later for the full interview coverage.
The world premiere for the movie is tonight, at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET at the legendary TCL Chinese Theatre. Be sure to tune in to the livestream at Marvel’s official youtube channel and come back later for our coverage.
“Doctor Strange” is the main coverstory of the current issue of Entertainment Weekly (October 21 issue). We have added the magazine scans in our gallery. Rachel and producer Feige talked about wether Rachel’s character might dopt her own alter ego: Night Nurse in the movie. You can find the article after the jump. Further, Rachel revealed she prepared for her role by spending time in a hospital in London. Be sure to pick up your own copy of EW.
Rachel on preparing for her role: “Now, in a pinch, I could stich somebody up on the sidewalk with a lighther and a needle and some thread. So that’s exciting!”
Rachel on if she is playing the Night Nurse: “Mum’s the word on that one”
The promotion for the movie is expected to start the coming week. Marvel and Disney have promoted their #DoctorStrangeEvent on social media, and Rachel will reportedly talk to the press on October 19th. The world premiere of the movie will be held on October 20th and Rachel is expected to attend.
Rachel and her sister/make-up artist Kayleen are featured in the current issue of Elle Magazine (USA). Earlier this year Rachel and Kayleen attended the 8th Annual Dior Operation Smile Luncheon in Los Angeles. We previously added photo coverage of the event to our gallery, be sure to check out our previous post in case you missed it before. The Elle feature includes a beautiful new project of Rachel and Kayleen, and an interview they did with the magazine. We have added the magazine scan in our gallery and transcript of the interview in our press archive.
Rachel On Kayleen: “My beauty inspiration day-to-day is my sister [makeup artist Kayleen]. She’s comfortable in her skin and doesn’t feel the need to wear makeup every day, which in- spires me to do the same. She’s weaned me off my addiction to over-blushing, but she’s always up for trying out-there ideas.”
Interbridge is reporting Rachel will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show next Thursday (October 20), presumably to promote “Doctor Strange“. Fingers crossed more talk shows will be announced the coming days, and we will update this post when that happens.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Th 10/20: Rachel McAdams
The world premiere of “Doctor Strange” will be held on October 20 in Los Angeles. For a full overview you can find an overview of the upcoming press tour in our sidebar.