Audible has announced a new slate of upcoming audiobook they will release, all performed by actors and other artists and Rachel is among them. Rachel has voiced the upcoming audiobook of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s “Anne of Green Gables“. The audiobook will be released on November 22nd and you can pre-order it already on Amazon.com.
With all of the pluck and charm of its eponymous young hero, Rachel McAdams (The Notebook, Spotlight, Midnight in Paris) delivers a spectacular reading of Montgomery’s beloved bildungsroman. In moments both funny and bittersweet, McAdams’ voice is imbued with the spark that has made Anne a much-loved symbol of individualism and cheer for over a century. A story of “kindred spirits”, McAdams’ touching and heart-felt narration proves she is just that – bonded on a deep level – to this shimmering classic.
When aging brother and sister, Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, decide to adopt an orphan boy to help with chores around their farm, Green Gables on Prince Edward Island, neither are prepared for the feisty and imaginative redheaded girl that is mistakenly brought to them instead. Nor are they prepared for the way in which she will change their lives. Through a series of hilarious misadventures, Anne’s uncompromising spirit makes her striking presence in the close-knit village, bringing new friendships, first crushes, and, for her foster parents, a love and openness unimaginable before her arrival
Fun fact: Rachel has named the television series adaption of “Anne of Green Gables” as her inspiration to act. She told Hello! Canada earlier this year: “For me it [film/series that inspired her to act] was called Anne of Green Gables that I watched when I was young — about 150 times! It was just a really great performance.” She also told Marie Claire that the series was one of the films/series she use to watch growing up with her family.
Rachel has donated to the annual “Small Steps Project” celebrity shoe auction. The UK charity supports children “living on rubbish dumps”. Rachel has supported the project since 2013 and this year she donated a pair of Miu Miu wedges, which are signed. Other donors include “Doctor Strange” co-star Benedict Cumberbatch, Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce and many more. The auction will be live on November 1st. You can find more about Rachel’s donation and the auction on SmallStepsProject.org and be sure to head over to Rachel’s auction page over here. For the latest news on the auction, be sure to follow their social media accounts: Twitter @SmallStepsDocs, Instagram @SmallStepsProject and Facebook. You can join the conversation by using the #CelebrityShoeAuction hastag.
Rachel recently donated another item to a charity auction. Earlier this month she donated an Elie Saab clutch to the “Purse Power, A Girls Night Out to Benefit Habitat for Humanity of Gaston County” auction according to local reports. Habitat for Humanity is an organization providing a home for a single mother and her children. For more information about this cause, be sure to head over to their official website. As you might recall, Rachel volunteered with her family for Habitat for Humanity in St. Thomas (Canada) back in 2013.
This is very exciting news. Daniel Romano just announced via his official Instagram account that the music video for “Toulouse” is coming very soon. Rachel is featured on Romano’s track, which is part of his album “Mosey“. The album is currently available. You can listen to the official preview of the track in our previous post. The music video was presumably filmed earlier this year. According to Romano’s Instagram caption, he directed and wrote the music video and he will star in it alongside Rachel. We have added the artwork in our gallery and you can find the Instagram post after the jump. Stay tuned, we will update the site when the music video is released!
Rachel has joined the #JeansForRefugees project by artist Johny Dar. The project is dedicated to helping refugees around the world, with all proceeds going to the International Rescue Committee. One hundred celebrities are participating in “Jeans For Refugees’ by donating a pair of their jeans to be painted by Johny Dar. Each pair of jeans will be hand painted and auctioned online at catawiki.com. All one hundred pairs of jeans will be exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery in London from 24th October culminating in an auction event on the 30th October, when bidding will close. All proceeds raised will be donated to the International Rescue Committee (rescue.org).
Jeans owned and donated by Rachel McAdams for the ‘Jeans for Refugees’ collection – unique hand-painted artwork by Johny Dar | Size 24
Johny Dar: “I believe anyone would look good in her jeans! Just because of her personality that came through in the painting, which compliments everyone as she has so much grace in her beauty that she just can’t help it. It’s her nature, therefore its effortless – for me this is the most gorgeous thing about real beauty”.
A piece that will be the envy of your friends and family and will take pride of place in any gallery – private or public. The jeans are painted in a special 3D paint, making these incredible art pieces wonderfully wearable. Johny Dar’s hand painted artwork seeks to reflect the individual personality of each donor, and pays tribute to their unique character through its expression.
You are able to bid on the jeans donated by Rachel on Catawiki.com and for more information about Jeans For Refugees be sure to head over to the official website.
Rachel has signed the open letter ‘We stand with Grassy Narrows‘ in support of the Grassy Narrows. The David Suzuki Foundation released the following press release:
A diverse group of celebrities, musicians, artists and advocates — including Margaret Atwood, Rachel McAdams, Jane Fonda and Phil Fontaine — has joined the David Suzuki Foundation’s call to clean up massive mercury contamination that has plagued the Grassy Narrows First Nation community in northern Ontario for generations. In the 1960s, a pulp mill dumped more than 9,000 kilograms of mercury, a potent neurotoxin, into the English-Wabigoon River.
“For over half a century, mercury has severely poisoned the river that is the lifeblood of the Grassy Narrows First Nation and their neighbours,” said renowned broadcaster and scientist David Suzuki. “We must not delay; it is time to make their watershed healthy again so it can sustain future generations.”
Earlier this week, scientists released a report concluding that remediation of the English-Wabigoon watershed is possible. The report was supported by leaders from the First Nation, who are demanding the Government of Ontario commit to cleaning up the watershed.
We would like to remind everyone that Daniel Romano’s album “Mosey” is available worldwide, starting today (May 27). The album includes the song “Toulouse“, which features Rachel. Romano previously revealed that Rachel is portraying (voice) character for the song. You can order the entire album on Itunes & Amazon or only purchase the individual song. While Rachel has previously done voice-work, she recently narrated the “Sonic Sea” documentary, it’s the first time she collaborated this way with a musician. Romano is currently touring in Europe and for more information be sure to head over to his official website.
Update: Daniel Romano’s record label New West Records uploaded the official “Mosey” audio files onto their official youtube channel. The official “Toulouse” audio video can be found after the jump.
“I feel like [ocean noise pollution] is something people should know about. And there really are ways of improving the situation. It’s fairly dire”
–Rachel McAdams, “Sonic Sea” New York Screening May 2016
We hope everyone tuned in for the premiere of “Sonic Sea” earlier this week on Discovery Channel (US). Rachel narrated the documentary about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution. It’s currently still available for (select) cable subscribers via Discovery GO. We highly recommend everyone to see the documentary. Right now there are 3 things we can do to help reduce ocean noise:
#1 Spread the word – Many people don’t know ocean noise pollution is a big problem! You can use the #StopOceanNoise and #SonicSea hashtags on social media to spread the word.
#2 Stay informed – Watch “Sonic Sea” and visit SonicSea.org for additional information. The documentary is currently touring around the world, for more information about the screenings and how to host a screening yourself be sure to head over to the official website. You can follow the social media accounts: Twitter @SonicSeaFilm, Instagram @SonicSeaFilm and Facebook.com/SonicSeafilm.
#3 Demand Change – Ask the white house to champion noise management efforts. Go to Discovery.com/OceanNoisePollution to sign the petition and be sure to spread the word about it. It takes less than a minute to sign the petition and you only need an e-mail address.
The Ocean Noise Pollution petition needs 100,000 signatures by June 15, 2016 to get a response from the White House. It is created in associated with NRDC, IFAW, and Discovery which are all associated with the “Sonic Sea” documentary.
We would like to remind everyone that “Sonic Sea” will premiere today in the U.S., on Discover Channel as part of their Discovery Impact series. Rachel is narrator of the documentary and attended the premiere earlier this year in New York. For more information about the documentary, be sure to head over to the official website.
Everywhere on Earth we can hear the songs of life. From small insects to the largest animals on the planet, our world is made up of the sounds of these creatures living and communicating with one another. This is even more apparent deep down in the darkness of the sea, where whales and other marine life depend on sound to mate, find food, migrate, raise their young and defend against predators. Yet, their symphony of life is being disrupted by the industrialized noise that has become commonplace in our oceans today – with tragic and deadly costs. The documentary will air at 9 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel. Be sure to check your local listing for the time.