The Mean Girls star posed for a Bustle photoshoot, flaunting her armpit hair while lounging on a comfortable couch. In one of the photos, 44-year-old Rachel McAdams can be seen sporting a sleeveless white dress that showcases her toned physique and unshaven underarms.
Rachel McAdams requests that images from the photoshoot underwent minimal editing, according to the magazine.
Rachel, who has a son and a daughter with partner Jamie Linden, said in an interview with Bustle: ‘With this shoot, I’m wearing latex underwear. But I’ve had two children. This is my body, and I think that’s so important to reflect back out to the world. It’s OK to look your best and work at it and be healthy, but that’s different for everyone.’
Currently, she’s promoting her new film, “Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret”, based on the bestselling book by Judy Blume.
In the interview, Rachel opened up about her decision to take a two-year break from Hollywood during the mid-2010s, which she admits to feeling guilty about. She had taken a break to prioritize her mental health and turned down roles in “The Devil Wears Prada”, “Casino Royale”, “Mission: Impossible III”, “Iron Man”, and “Get Smart”.
She explained, ‘I felt guilty for not capitalizing on the opportunity that I was being given because I knew I was in such a lucky spot.” But I also knew it wasn’t quite jiving with my personality and what I needed to stay sane.’ The Academy Award-nominee alleged that while she feels remorseful for turning down a role, she often takes a step back and thinks ‘That was the right person for that.’
The mom-of-two, who found fame at a young age insisted she initially wasn’t sure about the reason for her break, stating, ‘it’s taken years to understand what I intuitively was doing.’
She continued: ‘I guess I always had a sense that it would be OK; either it’s going to work out or it’s not.’ Rachel further credits her acting breaks over the years for ‘really’ helping her ‘feel empowered,’ adding, ‘It helped me feel like I was taking back some control. And I think it sort of allowed me to come in from a different doorway.’
According to Rachel, her roles in “Mean Girls,” “The Notebook,” and “Wedding Crashers” made her a household name. But the transition from being a recent graduate of York University and working at McDonald’s for three years to becoming an “A-lister” was challenging, concluding, ‘You don’t go to theater school to learn about how to deal with that.” There’s no book on how to navigate that, referring to being recognized in public and having fans ask for selfies.