‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ Star Rachel McAdams Says Classic Story Remains Relevant and Funny

We finally have a new Rachel interview, in which she discusses her upcoming film ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’! As the article states, Rachel will be honoured with the CinemaCon’s Vanguard Award today, so make sure to return tomorrow for full coverage from the event. We’ve already shared a first look over at our twitter account, and we recommend following us there for live updates!

The Hollywood Reporter | “Judy Blume had never found the team that she wanted to take this project on. And, 50 years later, she felt ready,” says McAdams, who will be receiving CinemaCon’s Vanguard Award.

Rachel McAdams, the recipient of this year’s Vanguard Award at CinemaCon, can feel a “swell of reconnection and reuniting love for movies right now.” She adds: “Not to overstate it, but it’s kind of emotional to think about going and sitting in a movie theater full of people again.”

And McAdams will soon find herself back on the big screen for Lionsgate’s adaptation of the beloved 1970 Judy Blume novel Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. The Hollywood Reporter talked to the actress about returning to theaters and what Margaret meant to her, personally, and what it could mean for audiences.

The animated Peter Pan was the first film I ever saw. I remember that there were red curtains that pulled apart and the screen was revealed, and I was like, “Wait, what planet am I on?”

Did you have a personal attachment to the Judy Blume book?

I actually didn’t, but it was really nice to come to it later in life as a mom because I was playing the mother character and was viewing it through that lens. I have a daughter, so it became really powerful from that point of view. And then it also took me back to my own childhood and wishing I had discovered that book. I was really into the Fudge series when I was a little bit younger and remember thinking, like, “Oh, that is a racy book I haven’t gotten to yet.” Then I started doing theater and sports and never did get around to it. It was interesting to read it all these years later and feel how relevant it was and how funny it still is.

What drew you to Barbara, the mother character in the story?

She’s got a more supporting part in the book, and it’s a little bit more developed in the script. And I felt like Kelly [Fremon Craig, the director] drew a mother that was on a parallel journey with her daughter and trying to be a mom, but also be a person. [She] is a very supportive mother but also wants to give her child a sense of independence and autonomy and let her go through the wonders of life herself and not cloud those too much with her own ideas of how you should and should not be. It was heartbreaking to me that she worked really hard to not burden her child with her own past, yet it’s such a part of who she is. But there’s no way it wasn’t going to come up. It is just a real cacophony of honest, truthful things women and mothers experience on a whole.

Why do you think a feature film was the right way to tell this story?

There’s still something very romantic about going to the cinema and this movie has a real nostalgia to it. As much as it’s relevant to today, it’s still set in the ’70s, so it makes sense in that respect. And it is such an event, as well. Judy Blume had never found the team that she wanted to take this project on. And, 50 years later, she felt ready.

What do you hope audiences take away from this movie?

I hope there’s, above all, a feeling of togetherness and community and feeling, as women, like we’re all on the same team. That there’s nothing you can’t talk about with each other. And for men, too. Benny Safdie plays the dad in this and is just so warm, and he’s struggling with what it is to have a girl who’s changing before his very eyes. But I hope it inspires what movies are so great at, which is bringing people together and inspiring conversation, um, making these things easier to talk about. It’s amazing that 50 years later, we’re still not really cool with talking about women’s menstruation. (Laughs.) Movies are such a great way to get the ball rolling at the dinner table. I hope that it fosters conversation and a feeling of not being alone.

‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Behind the Scenes

Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige reveals in this exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette that the plan for the Doctor Strange sequel was always to explore “the mind-bending, frightening side of the multiverse.” Director Sam Raimi and stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen also discuss the making of the MCU film.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Trailer

The official trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was released during the Superbowl last weekend, and it looks phenomenal! If you haven’t seen it already, make sure to check it out below. If you have seen it, I recommend a second watch – it really gets better and better with every watch! We can’t wait for May the 6th.

In addition to the new trailer, our gallery has been updated with an incredible new poster for the film!

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness teaser trailer!

Marvel Studios’ recently released the first official teaser trailer for Rachel’s upcoming film, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness! The film hits the theaters May 6 next year, so hopefully we’re in for a lot of Rachel updates the coming months. We don’t want to possibly spoil anyone but there are a lot of interesting theories (/rumors) going around about Rachel’s character…

You can check out the full teaser below – HD screencaps from the teaser and the first official still featuring Rachel have been added to the gallery!

Exclusive: Rachel McAdams Will Be Clea Strange In The Marvel Multiverse

“Giant Feakin Robot” recently revealed some exciting news regarding Rachel’s future within the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Read on below for more information. Despite the information that she’s rumored to be portraying Clea Strange, everything else is just speculation at this point, so there’s no actual spoilers in the article.

It looks like the Marvel Cinematic Universe is adding another cool character to their ranks. With the Multiverse being built out, branches shooting off like tentacles from the Sacred Timeline, we are getting all new characters added to the mix. Some will be different versions of existing folks while others are brand new additions. Giant Freakin Robot now has the exclusive from a trusted and proven source that Rachel McAdams is going to have the role of Clea Strange the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Multiverse.

This is an interesting set of news considering what we know about Rachel McAdams and her upcoming role in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. She is credited with the character of Dr. Christina Palmer, a surgeon who enters into a relationship with Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange. That is all well and good, but this scoop has it that McAdams will play Clea Strange in another universe. That could mean a couple of things. On the one hand, it could mean her character of Palmer is there in disguise, having become interested in Strange from afar (inter-dimensionally), and is using the Palmer cover to get closer to him. Or, it could mean that in Stephen’s galavanting through the Multiverse, he runs into another version of McAdams who is Clea Strange, his now-wife.

This, again, will be part of the Multiverse being proliferated throughout future storylines. It is unclear if this version of Rachel McAdams as Clea will already be aware of and know Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange, or if the story will deal with how they first meet each other. There are a few ways to take this kind of thing considering the mechanisms and devices the MCU now has at their fingertips.

Rachel McAdams playing Clea Strange is an interesting way to go with a character who gets the last name following her inter-dimensional marriage to the good doctor. The character of Clea is a Faltine, an energy being related to Dormammu who Doctor Strange fought off in the first movie. When Strange casts Dormammu back to the Dark Dimension, this could be where Clea begins to work into things. That is her realm and where, in the comic book pages, she and Strange meet for the first time. It stands to reason that either in Spider-Man: No Way Home or more likely, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, we see a character pitstop in this place and that is where we first meet Rachel McAdams as Clea.

For Rachel McAdams, we could see her become one of the stronger beings in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. At times, Clea Strange has had powers that eclipse Stephens and though they are on the same side, she has significantly more in her bag than the good Doctor. It could make for a very interesting interplay especially considering Cumberbatch’s arrogant take on the character throughout his first few appearances. From early looks at Spider-Man: No Way Home, he continues to imbue a significant level of hubris.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to hit the big screen on March 25, 2022. It is then that we could first see Rachel McAdams as Clea Strange. She is also working on a live-action adaptation of the bestselling novel Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.

Rachel advocates for Old Growth Forests

Rachel advocates for Old Growth Forests

Rachel has joined Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, her “Spotlight” co-star MarkRuffalo and David Suzuki to call on the B.C. government to stop logging the last old growth forests across the province. Old growth forests, home to tall, ancient trees, are still being commercially logged. Now, less than 1% of forests in B.C. are home to stands of large, old trees. You can sign the petition mentioned in the article below here.

Dailyhive | Rachel McAdams is the latest celebrity urging the protection of old growth forests in a recent viral video campaign from the grassroots environmental organization Stand.Earth.

She joins other prominent figures and scientists, like broadcaster and environmental activist David Suzuki, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, author Margaret Atwood, and former Hollywood co-star Mark Ruffalo.

The YouTube campaign is called “The World is Watching,” and Stand.Earth highlights that some of the old growth forests at risk are over 1,000 years old.

The 30-second video features various voices highlighting the importance of old growth forests, as well as the lack of action and broken promises from Premier John Horgan.

On top of the logging threat facing old growth forests, BC forests at large are currently facing a major risk of wildfires due to extremely dry and hot weather over the last week.

After fires ravaged much of Lytton, the region of Kamloops, BC, experienced its own evacuation order, but fire crews had that fire under control as of late Friday morning, and people are able to return home.

Stand.Earth is asking people to sign a petition urging the BC government to take action. At the time of writing, the petition has nearly 150,000 signatures.

Rachel finish filming “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret”

Yesterday, the producer of Rachel’s upcoming film “Are You There God? It’s Me, MargaretAmy Lorraine Brooks shared two cute new photos of her and Rachel on the set of the film, hashtagged #thatsawrap! The two new photos can be found in our gallery. No release information is yet available, but we will keep you posted. The film is directed by Kelly Fremon Craig, and co-stars Kathy Bates, Benny Safdie and Abby Ryder Fortson.

“Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” official plot: When her family moves from the city to the suburbs, 11-year-old Margaret navigates new friends, feelings, and the beginning of adolescence.

‘Game Night’ Film Screencaptures + information page

‘Game Night’ Film Screencaptures + information page

Screencaptures of Rachel as Annie in the 2018 Action-Comedy ‘Game Night’ have been added to our gallery today! While this won’t go down as Rachel’s most memorable film, I thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end – and Rachel was incredible, as usual. Previews and gallery link can be found below!

The information page dedicated to the film has also been completed, where you can read about the production, find film reviews and more. Check it out at this link here.

A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery when the shady brother of one of them is seemingly kidnapped by dangerous gangsters.

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