Rachel just arrived for the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards and we have the first look for you. She looks beautiful in a Solace London gown with Charlotte Olympia heels. “Spotlight” is nominated for Best Feature, Best Editing, Best Director and Best Screenplay. The cast & crew will receive the Robert Altman Award. Be sure to tune in at 5P ET/2P PT on IFC for the show and stay tuned for our full coverage!
Rachel attended the “Spotlight” private dinner last night which was hosted by Vanity Fair and Barneys New York to celebrate the movie and director Tom McCarthy in Los Angeles. We have added the high quality images in our gallery. Rachel brought her sister Kayleen as her date for the evening and her co-star Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber and writer Josh Singer were among the attendees. Rachel is wearing a beautiful blue David Koma dress.
We continue our Oscars countdown with another “Spotlight” post. We have added the recent promotional and award season video coverage in our video archives. Rachel has been busy promoting the movie at various award season events and over 30 video clips have been added. Links and previous can be found below.
The high definition blu-ray screencaptures of “Spotlight” have been added in our gallery. The movie is available on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and On Demand starting today in the U.S. Be sure to pick up your own copy! It was previously released on Digital HD. The movie tells the true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese. It is directed by Tom McCarthy and written by McCarthy & Josh Singer. Rachel stars alongside Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci, Billy Crudup, & John Slattery. The movie earned Rachel her first Academy Award nomination and the movie is up for 5 other Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.
With the 88th Annual Academy Awards being held next week, we will put the spotlight on “Spotlight” the coming week to celebrate Rachel’s Oscar nomination and the acclaim of the movie. We have added recent portrait sessions Rachel did for the movie, including at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and Critics’ Choice Awards.
Rachel has been busy with promoting “Spotlight” during award season and we are unable to catch up on recent magazine scans, until now. We have added the (digital) magazine scans of (international) magazines in our gallery, including great interviews with Hello! Canada – her first exclusive post-Oscar nomination interview – and Hello! Magazine UK. The transcripts of the interview have been added in our press archive.
On selecting projects: “Oh, it sort of seems to change with every project, but I just always look for something that’s going to challenge me, some uncharted territory. A director who’s passionate, good storytelling — those are usually at the top of the list and then I go from there.”
On Doctor Strange: “I’m afraid someone from Marvel will jump out of a hidden closet to stop me talking! I’m playing a doctor and I don’t actually know how much I can say, to be honest. But most of my stuff is with Benedict [Cumberbatch], which is great for me.”
On Sacha Pfeiffer: “She’s just an incredibly awesome person. She works so hard and really cares about telling the story right, no matter what it takes. I feel very privileged to play her.”
Next up are the Satellite Awards on Sunday (February 21). Rachel is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her work in “Spotlight” and the cast is expected to receive the Ensemble: Motion Picture Award. It’s not yet announced if Rachel will attend the ceremony.
Rachel is featured in the current issue of People Magazine (February 22, with Ryan Reynolds on the cover) as part of their The Amazing Women Of Oscar feature alongside fellow Academy Award nominees Brie Larson, Kate Winslet, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alicia Vikander. Each nominee was able to ask a fellow nominee a question. Rachel answered a question from Jennifer Jason Leigh and was able to ask Alicia Vikander a question (‘How do you stay focused when you have a big scene coming up?’). We have added the magazine scans, photoshoot outtakes and high definition screencaptures in our gallery. The interview can be found in our press archive.
On how she wants to be remembered: “I would like to be remembered for kindness.”
On how she finds the emotional core of a character: “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”
» Read entire interview
The magazine is on (digital) newsstands right now, so be sure to pick up your own copy!
We have added hundreds of additional high quality images of Rachel attending this year’s award season events in our gallery, including great additions of the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards and 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival American Riviera Award. We want to give a special shout-out to Rachel’s styling team: Ron Zangardi & Mariel Haenn (Styling), Kayleen McAdams (Make-Up), Mark Townsend (Hair) and Tom Bachik (Manicurist).