Rachel McAdams: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 1)

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Rachel McAdams has at times been one of the more notable young actresses in Hollywood. And yet, she has also eluded the spotlight during parts of her career. Partly because of this, there might be a lot about the actress you don’t know. Read below to find out some more about her!

Number Fifteen: Rachel McAdams Was a Competitive Figure Skater

From a young age, the actress was interested in skating, starting at the age of four. She gave it up at the end of her high school years and has talked about how stressful she found it.

Number Fourteen: Her First Role Was in ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

But almost definitely not one of the ones you’ve seen. She acted as April O’Neal in a school play during her childhood in Canada.

Number Thirteen: She Auditioned for a Different ‘Mean Girls’ Role Than the One She Got

She auditioned for the role eventually given to Lindsay Lohan, and Lindsay auditioned for the role Rachel got. The director obviously liked both actresses but thought they’d be better for the opposite roles.

Number Twelve: She Refuses to Pose Nude

McAdams has been asked to pose nude for various magazines. But the actress has sworn off posing naked in film or print.

Number Eleven: She Has an MTV Movie Award Record

It’s not the most prestigious award, but it’s something. She was nominated for a record five MTV Movie Awards in a single year.

Number Ten: She Practices Yoga Daily

The word is she never skips a day when it comes to yoga. Her particular variety is kundalini yoga, which is a yoga dedicated to awareness – especially spiritual awareness.

Number Nine: She Lives With Her Brother

You might expect that an actress with such a well-known name in Hollywood would surely reside in California. But nope, Rachel McAdams still lives in her native Canada. In fact, she lives in a house with her brother in Toronto. Thanks for reading part one of our list of things you probably didn’t know about Rachel McAdams. Check back for part two, coming to you soon!