Rachel is gracing another cover to promote the upcoming release of “Disobedience“, which will be released in cinemas tomorrow in the UK. Rachel is on the cover of the current issue of Violet Book magazine which is currently on newsstands. She is interviewed by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, the screenwriter of the movie. It’s a really nice and in-depth interview which you can find our press archives. We have added the scans and photoshoot outtakes in our gallery.
On what drew her to ‘Disobedience’: “I felt that way about all the characters and I think that’s what I was drawn to initially, was this script, where every character had their own really rich and complete arch and no one was using the other person just to surface the story, you know, and everyone was on a really interesting journey. It didn’t feel like anyone was pushed to the side, and even Dovid [played by Alessandro Nivola], the cuckold—you know, he wasn’t just a device, he was a real person.”
On not wanting to direct: “Especially in film, like I said, without the rehearsal, and it’s just like, all the stars have to be aligned. Sometimes I’m just amazed that movies get made, I’m amazed that they come together, there’s so many moving parts, and I do think a director often is… I would never want to direct because I’m terrible at decision making. I can’t make snap decisions, I have to really think things through and sort of waffle back and forth and play devil’s advocate and be my own worst enemy and then I come back around and— Anyway, it’s exhausting […] But I could never be a director because it’s just constantly having to make decisions, and sometimes I’ve talked to directors and they’re like, ‘You almost just fake it ’til you make it’, and so I think there’s no much on a director’s plate. I’m kind of a pest [laughs]. But that’s just my process.”
On how ‘Mean Girls’ influenced her future project choices: “I think that’s when I first started to think, like, oh, use your voice as best you can, and then, at the same time, just show a variety of people. I think that goes to show a diverse swath of characters and that women can be all kinds of things. They can be strong in one moment and weak in another, and it’s not over, you know—weakness is suggestive, and so not just get into playing the idea of the strong woman, which is quite limiting.”
On #MeToo “Yeah, how do we not swing so far the other way? With #MeToo and everything I feel like it’s been amazing. There’s a revolution happening, and just in my industry, all the older, seasoned actresses are looking back and thinking, ‘Oh yeah, we did this as well in the 60s and 70s and now it just came back around again.’ And is this just a reincarnation of it or is there real change happening? I feel like there’s real change happening. But I suppose the danger is, I don’t know, you swing so far one way and then, you know, it’s like with American politics [laughs], you wind up in this echo chamber. And then the other group suddenly feels marginalised and like they’re losing their power and start to rise up and it’s like, how do we find that middle ground where everyone feels heard and everyone feels human and everyone has compassion for all people. But I also think you kinda have to fight hard and use your anger to get anywhere.”
Rachel graced the cover of this past weekend’s issue of The Sunday Times’ (UK) Style Magazine to promote the upcoming release of “Disobedience” in the UK. We have added the (digital) scans in our gallery as well as the photoshoot outtakes. The interview can be found in our press archives and excerpts can be found below. “Disobedience” will be out in cinemas on November 30 in the UK.
On her breakout year: “Timing is such a funny thing. They were very different roles and genres, which allowed me more choice.”
On motherhood: “It’s the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me, hands down. [People say] your life is not your own any more. But I had 39 years of me, I was sick of me, I was so happy to put the focus on some other person. I waited a long time [for motherhood].”
On the theme of ‘Disobedience’: “It’s so tragic to think that, of all the problems in this world, we make it an issue who you want to love. It drives me nuts.”
Rachel attended the 7th Annual Breakthrough Prize yesterday. The “Oscars of the Science” celebrates scientific achievements and this year they paid tribute to Stephen Hawking. Rachel was one of the presenters and she presented alongside president of PayPal Dan Schulman. We have added the high quality images in our gallery. Many thanks to my friend Luciana for her donations. Rachel is wearing a Rami Kadi Couture gown with Hearts On Fire jewelry. The ceremony aired lived on National Geographic. Stay tuned for our (video) coverage later this week!
Spaceref – The seventh annual Breakthrough Prize ceremony – known as the “Oscars of Science” – will bring together the stars of science with leading figures from the worlds of technology, business and entertainment, to celebrate scientific achievement and pay tribute to the late Stephen Hawking, on Sunday, November 4. The ceremony will air live on National Geographic at 7 PM PT / 10 PM ET.
This year, the ceremony will celebrate nine scientists, recognized for achievements in life sciences, fundamental physics and mathematics. All eight of the 2019 Breakthrough Prize laureates, as well as the winner of the 2018 Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, will be featured at the gala ceremony.
This year’s celebrity guests will include musical performers Lionel Richie and G.E.M., and presenters Orlando Bloom, Ron Howard, Rachel McAdams,Julianne Moore, Thandie Newton, and Lupita Nyong’o.
The 2018 British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) were announced earlier today and “Disobedience” received 5 nominations, including a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Rachel. The other nominations are: Best British Independent Film, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay. Congratulations to Rachel, the cast and crew! Winners will be announced at the British Independent Film Award Ceremony on Sunday 2 December at Old Billingsgate. For the full list of nominees be sure to head over to the official website.
Best Supporting Actress
NINA ARIANDA (“Stan & Ollie”)
RACHEL McADAMS (“Disobedience”)
EMMA STONE (“The Favourite”)
RACHEL WEISZ (“The Favourite”)
MOLLY WRIGHT (“Apostasy”)
The Black List Live hosted a live read of Elliott Owen’s script titled “Charming“. Rachel performed the role of Talia during the live read. Other cast members were Joel McHale (as Charming), Thomas Middleditch (as Faithful Henry), Adam Scott (as Ferdinand), Aldis Hodge (as Monkshood/Philippe The Bold), Taissa Farmiga (as Talia) and Chris Geere (as the narrator). The script is set in Charming’s Kingdom, once upon a time. We have added the high quality images in our gallery.
The Black List has announced it’s cast of their next Black List Live! live read, and Rachel has joined the cast alongside Adam Scott, Thomas Middleditch and Chris Geere. For more information and to buy tickets be sure to head over to the official website. The on-stage live read will be hosted next Saturday, September 29th, in Hollywood.
A thrice-married, middle-aged alcoholic king who was once known throughout the realm as Prince Charming sets out on one last quest to slay a dragon and stumbles into redemption along the way.
Join us for a night out with your favorite actors as they bring this script to life for the first time ever… and for one night only!
Cast will be announced the week before the show so keep an eye out!
Rachel has shown her support for this year’s Red Nose Day. Last year Rachel was part of NBC’s The Red Nose Special, an annual charity campaign to help end child poverty which was founded by Richard Curtis. Rachel and mr. Curtis worked together on “About Time“. This year Rachel shows her support by wearing a red nose and the annual Red Nose Day t-shirt. This year it’s designed by Victoria Beckham, featuring the Spice Girls. You are able to buy your own nose at Walgreens and head over to Omaze for more information about how to buy the t-shirt. It’s not yet announced if Rachel will also be part of the special airing today, be sure to tune in tonight. Check your local listings for the time.
NBC – Red Nose Day, the national fundraising campaign to end child poverty, will return to NBC with a night of special primetime programming on Thursday, May 24, 2018.
Red Nose Day’s 2017 campaign raised over $35 million. People wanting to get in on the fun for 2018 and hold Red Nose Day fundraisers at school, at work or in their communities can find more information at rednoseday.org.
Red Nose Day was created by Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning writer/director Richard Curtis (“Love Actually,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Notting Hill”) and leverages the power of entertainment to bring the nation together to have fun and make a difference for children in need both here in America and around the world. It has raised over $1 billion globally since its launch in the UK in 1988.