Rachel McAdams is Glamour’s February cover girl (the last before their fancy makeover in March) and while she looks delightfully spring-y, it’s the inside Q&A that we’re most excited about, mainly because she talks about Ryan Gosling.
But first they discuss her pink hair and why she never wants her characters to wear Louboutins.
RACHEL MCADAMS: I always wanted pink hair. I wanted to do my whole head, but my hairstylist, Robert, was like, “How about we start small?” I absolutely loved it. I still think about doing blue at some point, but I don’t like to change my hair before I’m about to do [a film]—you never know what that character’s going to be.
GLAMOUR: Do you get very involved in creating your characters’ looks?
RACHEL MCADAMS: Yeah, I love those preliminary conversations about who a character is. You try on wigs, shoes and clothes. It’s preferable when it’s not about looking pretty. It can get a little dull to just be cute. We talk about things like, maybe my character can’t afford these Christian Louboutins. [The stylist] will say, “No one will notice.” And I’m like, “Everyone knows that red-bottom shoe!”
And then there’s the money part, on her ex-boyfriend and our best dressed man of the year, Ryan Gosling.
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.
It is, Rachel. It really is.
this is some kind of spaceship or something.