God, I’ve been waiting for a valid reason to really write a post about this woman, and it’s all because I love her so much. Seriously. She is my number one female in Hollywood, and unless she goes all Lohan on us, I anticipate loving her for a long, long time.
Girlfriend recently sat down with Glamour for their February 2012 issue and discussed everything except for the troll that she’s been dating for the past year or so, and for that, I’m grateful, aren’t you?
Here’s Rachel on dressing up for her roles:
“… 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!'”
On maintaining comedy as a variation in her acting repertoire:
“I think playing silly [is kind of hard]. I’m very silly as a person, but quality silliness on-screen has more of an art to it. Harrison Ford, whom I was in Morning Glory with, has mastered that dry funny better than anyone.”
On jobs prior to making it big:
“[I worked at McDonald’s] for a good three years. My sister and brother ….
… worked there. My sister was my manager! It was a great place to work, but I had a little bit of an OCD thing with hand washing and just didn’t have time. They were like, “Hey, the drive-through’s backing up. Stop washing your hands!” I was not a great employee; I broke the orange juice machine one day.”
On actor-puppy love when she was a young girl:
“I loved soap operas when I was young, so Antonio Sabato Jr. and Maurice Benard from General Hospital. And who could forget Josh Brolin in The Goonies?”
And what she’d be doing if suddenly she lost all of her acting abilities:
“I wouldn’t mind running a restaurant. I’m not an amazing cook, but I can follow a recipe.”
On dying her hair bizarre colors:
“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.”
On that fated Notebook role:
“Well, I bawled my eyes out when I got the script. It was a great story and had so much heart. But it was one of the first big things I had done, and I was just focused on getting through it. It was like, great, a job, I’ll take it.”
Aren’t you listening, Ryan? Don’t you hear the call of your heart? Or is it the Call of the Dong that you’re hearing lately? I mean, what the hell is the matter with you, anyway? You really think this is an actual comparison in any way, shape or form?: