Rachel McAdams Reflects on Love, Celebrity Crushes, and Working at McDonalds in Glamour


Rachel McAdams is once again preparing to tug at our heartstrings this Valentine’s Day weekend. She stars in the new romance drama The Vow alongside Channing Tatum. However, before she hit it big, did you know she worked at McDonalds?

McAdams covers the latest issue of Glamour Magazine where she talks about working at McDonalds, on set romances, her ex-Ryan Gosling and much more, proving why she’s one of America’s (or Canada’s, or both) sweethearts.

GLAMOUR: What’s harder for you, playing serious or playing silly?
RACHEL MCADAMS: I think playing silly. I’m very silly as a person, but quality silliness on-screen has more of an art to it. Harrison Ford, whom I was in Morning Glory with, has mastered that dry funny better than anyone.

GLAMOUR: So how about you tell me a story—is your Wikipedia page right? Did you work at McDonald’s?
RACHEL MCADAMS: Yeah, for a good three years. My sister and brother worked there. My sister was my manager!

GLAMOUR: What was working there like?
RACHEL MCADAMS: It was a great place to work, but I had a little bit of an OCD thing with hand washing and just didn’t have time. They were like, “Hey, the drive-through’s backing up. Stop washing your hands!” I was not a great employee; I broke the orange juice machine one day.

GLAMOUR: It’s not a secret that you’ve had relationships with costars. Is there something romantic about a movie set to you?
RACHEL MCADAMS: No. A set may seem like a good place for romance, but I don’t think it’s very conducive; it’s too distracting. Every relationship I’ve had with a coworker has come after the fact, because you wind up actually spending a lot of time with those people promoting the movie.

GLAMOUR: Have you ever had a crush on any actors?
RACHEL MCADAMS: I loved soap operas when I was young, so Antonio Sabato Jr. and Maurice Benard from General Hospital. And who could forget Josh Brolin in The Goonies?

GLAMOUR: I’ve heard you don’t read your press. Do you read about other people?
RACHEL MCADAMS: Not really, no.

GLAMOUR: So you’re not aware that Ryan Gosling has become a huge feminist icon?
RACHEL MCADAMS: Feminist icon? Wow! Is that real?
GLAMOUR: There are blogs upon blogs!
RACHEL MCADAMS: Oh my God, that’s great.

Read more of Rachel McAdam’s Glamour interview here.

The Vow opens February 10.