Rachel McAdams Bringing New Fans to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Disney DisclosureA Doctor Strange Interview with Rachel McAdams - Bringing New Fans to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has Lots of fans. Rachel McAdams has LOTS of fans. In one week those two fandoms will come unite as Rachel joins Marvel as Dr. Christine Palmer in Doctor Strange, in theaters November 4th.

I first loved Rachel McAdams in Mean Girls and more recently in Spotlight (SUCH a great movie). And, when I first announced I would be interviewing her, I heard from a LOT of fans of The Notebook. Plus, I could go on and on listing all the other movies she has been in, but lets get on to the interview!

Rachel McAdams Bringing New Fans to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Photo: Dusty Pendleton

Our group of 24 bloggers and I were all very excited to meet Rachel and I think she was excited to see that we were so excited. It put a big smile on her face as she walked into the room to a big round of applause. We got right down to questions and this is a bit of what Rachel had to say….

Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE..L to R: Doctor Christine Palmer (Rachel McAdams) and Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch)..Photo Credit: Jay Maidment..©2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Photo Credit: Jay Maidment..©2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.


About Joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Rachel said teaming up with Marvel was everything she had hoped for and more. “I assumed I would be working with the crème de la crème, and I was. It was just great to be in such great hands…. Everything was so well done, so beautifully thought through and well-crafted. And they didn’t even make me pretend that much with green screen.”

Photo: Dusty Pendleton

Photo: Dusty Pendleton


Was Rachel a Marvel Fan Prior to Joining Doctor Strange?

Rachel’s answer to this question echoes the reason I think Doctor Strange will appeal to a lot of people, especially women, who haven’t already become a fan of Marvel’s movies. Rachel said, “I hadn’t read the Dr. Strange comics growing up. I was reading Judy Blume and stuff like that. I’ve since educated myself. I think the Dr. Strange ones are so different from other comics, which is nice. I love the movies, but I hadn’t read a lot of the comics.”

How Did Rachel Prepare for her Role As a Doctor? 

Rachel said she is a bit squeamish when it comes to blood and guts, but her mother is a nurse so she grew up around medicine. To prepare for her role, she shadowed surgeons in Toronto and London. There was also a surgeon on set every day. “He taught me to do sutures and was practicing on oranges and raw turkey breasts.”

Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE L to R: Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Christine Palmer (Rachel McAdams) Photo Credit: Jay Maidment ©2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Photo Credit: Jay Maidment ©2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.


On Wearing Scrubs vs. a Superhero Costume

I loved it and was so comfortable. I got to wear orthopedic running shoes every day.” She contrasted that to roles wearing high heels and the discomfort that brings. “I was really grateful for that. I was a little jealous of the levitation cloak, but I was happy to be comfortable.” When asked if she had tried on the cloak she said, “No, you couldn’t touch that thing. Sacred cloak. No, I just got to look at it.”

Which Super Power Does Rachel Wish She Had?

“I would like to be invisible because I’d love to go into people’s houses and see their interior decorating.” She asked us, “Don’t you guys, like when you’re driving at night and you can kind of see through the window and you think, ‘Oh that looks so cozy in there. I wish I could get a free pass.’ Yeah, so that’s probably the one I’d pick. I’d be a total creeper.” – – – – That answer made me love Rachel even more.


There’s only one more week until you can see Rachel McAdams as Dr. Christine Palmer in Doctor Strange, in theaters November 4th. Pre-order your tickets now! Seriously, even if you have never seen or liked a Marvel movie before (I know who you people are), SEE Doctor Strange – you’ll love it.


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  1. Yes, and Yes I love her to. I love how she was practicing on oranges and turkey breasts. She is spot on when it comes to peoples interior decorating. I just moved into a new area (small German village) and want to knock on the neighbours doors just to see how they decorate.

  2. I just love her!!! She was so sweet in person, just as I’d hoped. 🙂

  3. dsargen3@gmail.com' Catherine S says:

    What a great interview. I am super excited to see this movie. We plan on going to see it on opening night.

  4. It is always great to read about the people behind the art we enjoy. It makes the art more enjoyable.

  5. I love Rachel McAdams! Sounds like she’s as great in person as she seems on the big screen! Looking forward to seeing this movie!

  6. I am not familiar with Dr Strange myself but this event looked cool! I see a few people who are my Bloggy friends in that pic that love it so perfect for them!

  7. I LOVE her! I didn’t realize she was in this movie, I am even more excited to see it now.

  8. What a great interview~ I just love Rachel! And I cannot wait to see this movie !

  9. cshell090869@aol.com' shelly peterson says:

    I love Rachel McAdams in movies. thanks for sharing this great interview. I look forward to seeing her in this movie.

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