RACHEL McADAMS named Star of the Year by ShoWest
Rachel McAdams has been named female star of the year by ShoWest and will accept the honor during the annual film convention that takes place March 30 to April 2 in Las Vegas. The 30 year old Canadian born actress put herself on Hollywood’s radar map with her supporting turn in the 2003 comedy hit “Mean Girls”, and then gained industry respect and a nice sized following with her starring role in the terrific love story “The Notebook” in 2004. She has three films coming out this year. First, she will co-star opposite Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck in Universal’s ‘State of Play’ which hits theaters April 17. Then she will be seen starring opposite Eric Bana in New Line Cinema’s romantic drama ‘The Time Travelers Wife’ which opens on Aug 14, and she’s also co-starring in Guy Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes” opposite Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law. That film opens Christmas day.
It’s certainly no secret that I’m a big fan of McAdams as she has the sort of screen charisma and looks to be a dominant force in film in the next ten years. Hopefully McAdams can be rediscovered after her low key demeanor of the last few years. If you recall she starred in the nifty Wes Craven thriller “Red Eye” in 2005 after lighting up the screen as Owen Wilson’s love interest in the summer hit “Wedding Crashers” in 2004. But then this talented actress didn’t work in film throughout 2006-2007. She reportedly turned down the Pepper Potts role (which went to Gwyneth Paltrow) in Iron Man; in my opinion, a big career mistake. Hopefully these are the right roles and soon the sky will be the limit for the highly appealing McAdams. She certainly has everything it takes to write her own ticket in the industry.
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