People: The Amazing Women Of Oscar

People Magazine
Published: February 22, 2016

Nominees at the top of their game talk about their breakthroughs, their biggest challenges and what matters most to them – plus, they answer questions from one another.

Rachel McAdams
Best Supporting Actress Nominee – Spotlight, plays: Sacha Pfeiffer, a Boston Globe reporter who exposed sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

How did you get your big break? I was testing for a pilot to play Nancy Drew, and I didn’t get it. I went to another audition, but I was so devastated that I wasn’t even concentrating. I got the other role instead. It was The Hot Chick, and I switched bodies with Rob Schneider. I really have to thank Rob Schneider!

How do you want to be remembered? I would like to be remembered for kindness.

Jennifer Jason Leigh Asks … How do you find the emotional core of a character, especially when you’re struggling? When I feel lost, I try to remind myself that’s a good thing. Often when I’ve been lost in the past, some of my most interesting work happens

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