Rachel McAdams has come a long way since her teen days at Mcdonald’s. The Canadian-born struck gold as an actress after graduating from a theatre degree program at York University.
Since then, she has garnered several acting credits to her name and even a tag from the media as the new Julia Roberts.
Like every Hollywood A-lister, McAdams had her fair share of high-profile relationships. She was involved with her “Notebook” colleague Ryan Gosling whom she dated from 2004 to 2008. In addition, the actress allegedly had romantic interests like Josh Lucas, Taylor Kitsch, and Michael Sheen.
A noticeable trait in her love affairs is her unintentional penchant for dating co-stars. McAdams once gave her view on this quirk and attributed it to her desire to make a friend on every movie set.
Keep scrolling to find out more about the actress and her hobbies.
Rachel McAdams Loves Making New Friends On Set
According to ABC News, McAdams’ special peculiarity is forming at least one bond with a colleague while on set.
“I usually take away one close relationship from every job, some romantic, some not,” McAdams said.
Although this has led to her dating multiple co-stars – McAdams emphasized that the trend does not imply she has a particular type in men.
“I don’t think so?” she replied when quizzed if she only dated her co-stars. “I like to be surprised by people, and I find that makes life a lot easier too when you just accept what’s coming your way.”
McAdams added that she was ever ready to make the first move when making new bonds, and sometimes it has cost her. “I’m not shy,” she divulged. “But I feel like I give off more confidence than I really have. I get in trouble for being overly friendly sometimes.”
Rachel McAdams Says Dating Her Co-Stars Is Distracting
Despite how beautiful it might seem to have an off-screen relationship with a co-star from a film set, reality has shown that the entire romance could get complicated in the long run.
McAdams had to learn this lesson the hard way after starting and leaving multiple relationships with her colleagues.
Now, the “Notebook” star has opined her disinterest in dating on set – tagging it a ‘distraction.’ “A set may seem like a good place for romance, but I don’t think it’s very conducive; it’s too distracting,” she said as per ABC News.
“Every relationship I’ve had with a co-worker has come after the fact because you wind up actually spending a lot of time with those people promoting the movie.” Ultimately, McAdams found love behind the set and is in a relationship with screenwriter Jamie Linden.
Rachel McAdams Wanted A Baby With The Right Guy
Despite her multiple relationships, McAdams avoided getting pregnant unless she was sure that her partner was the right guy or close to being the right guy.
She felt that her first time as a mom was special and did not want to trivialize it.
“Part of me is very attached to the idea of having children, but circumstantially, it’ll have to be right,” McAdams once said to Instyle. “Too often you think, I just want to have a baby, but your thoughts don’t include the person you’re going to actually be making these little beings with. So I think it’ll depend on if I find the person I want to do that with.”
In the end, McAdams found her Mr. Right named Linden. They welcomed their first baby in 2018 and are currently awaiting the birth of their second child. Yay!
Rachel McAdams Wants To Keep Her Baby’s Life Private
After the birth of her first child, McAdams kept her newborn away from the glare of the media. In fact, she chose not to reveal her son’s name whenever she answered questions about him.
“I want to keep his life private, even if mine isn’t,” she once told The Times.
Although the actress is not ready to reveal her son’s name, that has not stopped her from giving juicy tidbits about her motherhood experience. Still, on the interview, she gushed, “I’m having more fun being a mum than I’ve ever had. Everything about it is interesting and exciting and inspiring to me.”
McAdams also spoke a bit about her son when she gave a speech at a virtual event called “Heroes of Health: COVID-19 Stream-a-thon.” She pointed out that he kept her company through the months of boredom caused by the lockdown. Although McAdams has always intentionally glossed over the details about her son, her protective approach is clearly admirable.