Tonight is New Year’s Eve so it’s time for our annual year review. We will give you a review and summary of Rachel and her career in 2013. It’s been a busy year for our girl with 3 movies coming out in theaters: “To The Wonder“, “Passion“, and “About Time“.
Read our full review after the jump/inside.
2013 began good with the release of the first “About Time” production still. Early 2013 also brought us the first promotion goodies for “To The Wonder” with a February/March release in the UK, Ireland and France. Rachel didn’t promote the movie in Europe but The Guardian and The Independent released their TIFF 2012 interviews with Rachel to promote the movie. The First Look at “A Most Wanted Man” featuring Rachel and co-star Philip Seymour Hoffman was released in February as well.
Rachel went to the Raptors-Wizards Game late February in Toronto and she got a hug from the Raptors mascote. She was spotted out & about with writer/director Cameron Crowe late March in Boston. Emma Stone and Bradley Cooper were also spotted and we speculated Rachel might have met Crowe for a possible project. It was announced a few months later she indeed signed on to Untitled Cameron Crowe Project.
Rachel promoted “To The Wonder” in Los Angeles before the limited release early April. She made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Making her official public debut with her new red hair do! She also attended the premiere alongside co-stars Ben Affleck and Olga Kurylenko.
Rachel also made an unexpected appearance mid April while attending the inaugural celebration for the future home of The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Hollywood. She attended the CANFAR’s Our Future Without AIDS Benefit in Toronto late April to support her friend Tennille Rose Will. She also attended the Leafs-Boston Game in Toronto with her brother Daniel in May and was also spotted out & about with a friend.
Rachel was Honorable Ambassador of A Night Out With The Millennium Network Toronto hosted by the Clinton Foundation early June. She introduced president Bill Clinton to the stage, who spoke for about 30 minutes about his foundation. Rachel also made a surprise appearance during her own St. Thomas’ Timken Centre Wall of Fame Induction. She confirmed to the local press the reports that she signed on the the animation adaption of “The Little Prince“. Rachel was spotted biking around early July in Toronto.
“About Time” screened as surprise movie at the Edinburgh Film Festival late June. The movie had it’s official red carpet world premiere during the Film4 Summer Screen Festival in London early August. Rachel and her co-stars and writer/director Richard Curtis also attended the screening. Rachel and co-star Domhnall Gleeson spoke to the press the days after to promote the movie. Glamour UK hosted a twitter Q&A and Rachel and Domhnall even answered some of our questions! Rachel and Richard Curtis also attended a special screening of the movie in Munich a few days later.
“A Most Wanted Man” finally got acquired by Lionsgate late Summer. Still no release date has been announced yet. It was announced late August that Rachel joined the cast of “Every Thing Will Be Fine” for a supporting role and that the movie production of “The Little Prince” was expected to move to Montreal. “Passion” was released in selected theater on August 30th in the US. Rachel, her parents and sister Kayleen also volunteered at a Habitat for Humanity construction site late Summer as well.
“About Time” was released earlier September in the UK and topped the box office in it’s opening weekend. Filming for “Every Thing Will Be Fine” wrapped until February next year in Montreal late September. Rachel was spotted for the first time on set of the Untitled Cameron Crowe Project early October in Hawaii.
Food & Water First Movement released their campaign videos late October and Rachel appears in them. The movement aims to protect Ontario’s Class 1 farmland and source water regions. It was also announced late October that Rachel was in talks to join fellow Canadian actor Keanu Reeves in “Passengers“. Rachel later confirmed herself, while promoting “About Time“, that she was indeed in talks for the movie.
Rachel took a short break from filming the Untitled Cameron Crowe Project in Hawaii to promote “About Time” in Los Angeles before the US release. She attended a press junket on October 28th alongside writer/director Richard Curtis. Rachel also made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Conan to promote the movie. She returned back to Hawaii to continue filming for the Untitled Cameron Crowe Project. Rachel and co-star Bradley Cooper were spotted filming a scene on the Beach early November.
Rachel was spotted filming again a day after her birthday on November 18th in Hawaii. Filming for the movie wrapped up filming late December. Rachel was spotted arriving at LAX after wrapped up filming her scenes. She was seen again a few days later at LAX to catch a flight to Toronto for the Holidays. The Sundance Film Festival announced late December that “A Most Wanted Man” was selected for their world premieres selection (out of competition) during the festival in January 2014.
Rachel has another busy year ahead. She will hopefully attend the Sundance Film Festival to promote “A Most Wanted Man” in January. Filming for “Every Thing Will Be Fine” will continue in February in Montreal. “Passengers” is currently in pre-production but is expected to start filming in Canada and/or Germany late February/early March. We also expect that Rachel will finish her voice work for “The Little Prince” next year. Rachel will have (hopefully) 3 movies coming out in 2014: “A Most Wanted Man“, Untitled Cameron Crowe Project and “Every Thing Will Be Fine“. “Passengers” and “The Little Prince” are currently aiming for a 2015 release.
Favorites of 2012
Here are our favorites of this year, do you agree with them or not? If you have other favorite or additions be sure to comment below.
Best Red Carpet Look
2013 was yet another great red carpet year for Rachel and got styled by Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn. Our favorite red carpet look was for the “About Time” world premiere in London. She looked stunning in Roksanda!
The best news in our opinion is when Rachel signs on to new movies so it’s pretty difficult to pick this time because Rachel signed on to 4 new movies this year. We were probably most excited for the Untitled Cameron Crowe Project announcement.
Sadly Rachel only did one photoshoot to promote “About Time” so the only shoot of 2013 is our favorite shoot.
Rachel did not grace the cover of a magazine this year to promote the release of one of her movies. But she did attend the press junkets in London, Munich and Los Angeles to promote “About Time“. We loved the more in-depth interview she did with She Knows. All her joint interviews with Domhnall Gleeson in London are all fun to watch so it’s impossible to pick, but you can find them under the ‘About Time’ tag in our media archive. We also have to give her Ellen and Jimmy Kimmel talk show interviews an honorable mention! She got a bike from Ellen and talks about getting recognized as Regina George. She tells Jimmy Kimmel about her love for horses and her hallucinations.
Rachel spoke during various interviews on why she took a break in 2006. It was nice to hear her talk about why she took a break.
“Everything was happening really quickly, there were a lot of cooks in the kitchen, a lot of voices around me, and I wanted to step away so I could hear my own voice again. There was no instruction book available about how to deal with it, and also, truthfully, I never really wanted to be a big movie star. I never even wanted to work outside of Canada, or outside of the theatre.”
-Rachel McAdams, The Times UK
Best Quote on Rachel
We love how the cast and crew of “About Time” praised Rachel but we really loved all the time writer/director Richard Curtis talked about her. One of our favorite quotes is:
“I don’t think Rachel knows, but she is the greatest actress in the world. And I’ve told her that a few times. It was absolutely gorgeous and every scene it seems if though my lines were not necessary cause she just she just felt like what I wanted to say in the scene from the very beginning of the scene until the end.”
-Richard Curtis, Munich Q&A
It’s kind of impossible to compare the 3 movies that came out this year of Rachel (“To The Wonder, “Passion” and “About Time“) but our favorite is probably “About Time“. It’s just a sweet and beautiful movie that will warm your heart. It was not a box office hit like “The Vow” in the US but it’s already grossed 85M world wide (and still counting).
If you want to (re)read our previous Year in Reviews be sure to check them out: 2012, 2011, 2010. We also want to give a shout-out thank you to our friends Frederik from Simply Streep and Jess from Isabel Lucas Online and Isla Fisher Web for inspiring us to start the ‘A Year in Review’ in the first place.