Vanity Fair invited Mc Adams, along with actresses Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley, to appear on its March 2006 cover, the annual Hollywood issue.
Afterwards, Mc Adams starred opposite Cillian Murphy in Wes Craven's psychological thriller Red Eye, where she played a young hotel manager who is held captive by Murphy's character while aboard a red-eye flight.Craven has said Mc Adams was the only actress he considered for the part."Here she is feisty, vulnerable, plucky, warm, funny ...Watch the poignancy of the scene when she meets her boyfriend's family." In 2009, Mc Adams starred with Russell Crowe, Helen Mirren and Ben Affleck in the political thriller State of Play, based on the BBC drama television series of the same name.Tina Fey, who co‑starred in the film and wrote the screenplay, has credited Mc Adams with teaching her how to act in front of a camera rather than an audience: "She's a film actor. And so I kind of learned that lesson from watching her." Later in 2004, Mc Adams starred opposite fellow Canadian Ryan Gosling in the romantic drama The Notebook, based on Nicholas Sparks' novel of the same name.
She played Allie Hamilton, a wealthy southern belle who has a forbidden love affair with Gosling's poor labourer, Noah Calhoun.
Mc Adams played Della Frye, an online reporter who investigates a possible conspiracy with Crowe's character, a veteran print journalist.
while Sukhdev Sandhu of The Daily Telegraph noted that "Mc Adams, with her lively eyes and large, expressive forehead, holds her own against Crowe.
Rachel Anne Mc Adams (born November 17, 1978) is a Canadian actress.
After graduating from a four-year theatre program at York University in 2001, she initially worked in Canadian television and film productions such as the drama film Perfect Pie (2002) (for which she received a Genie Award nomination), the comedy film My Name Is Tanino (2002), and the comedy series Slings and Arrows (for which she won a Gemini Award).
Todd Mc Carthy of Variety criticized her break from the big screen but felt that, despite a performance of "tender feeling", "her natural vivaciousness and spontaneity are straightjacketed" by the film noir format.