Rachel McAdams 'freaked out' by fame
Rachel McAdams got "freaked out" when her career took off.
The 36-year-old actress starred in a string of well-known movies including 'Mean Girls', 'The Notebook' and 'Wedding Crashers' between 2004 and 2005, but had to take some time off because she was petrified she was going to be "swept up" and "typecast" forever.
She confessed: "I got a little freaked out. I didn't quite know what I was getting into. It felt like I was being swept up by this current and I wasn't sure what I wanted out of it. I got worried about being typecast or suddenly only doing blockbusters. I felt like I wasn't on solid ground for a bit there, and I wanted to check back in with me."
The 'Southpaw' star went backpacking around Ireland in an attempt to seek clarity, and returned with a "reaffirmation of wanting to work with great people" and a desire to do "not what was expected of me".
However, nowadays, the blonde beauty said she has more balance in her life as she has become pickier about which films she appears in and likes to stay down-to-earth so she can effectively play "normal" people in her movies.
She explained to the Sunday Times Magazine: "I have to fill my cup back up sometimes and get back to normal life if I'm going to portray normal life".