Rachel McAdams has starred in some of the best romantic movies ever — The Notebook, The Time Travelers Wife, The Vow. Swoon! Swoon! And swoon! It’s her real life love story that’s really captivated us though. Here are five love lessons from the queen of hearts herself!
1) Find Romantic Role Models
Rachel has said that she looks to her parents—who are still married!—for inspiration when it comes to love, loyalty, and romance. So sweet!
2) Keep Love Alive Across The Miles
While starring together in Midnight In Paris, Rachel and actor Michael Sheen fell head-over-heels; but there’s only one hitch: he lives in LA, and she lives in Canada! They make it work by staying committed to seeing each other at least every three weeks, no matter how busy their lives get. Dedication at its best!
3) Be Sexy By Just Being You
Back in 2006, Rachel showed up on set for a Vanity Fair cover shoot with Scarlett Johansson and Kiera Knightly, only to learn that it was going to be a nude photo shoot! Rachel didn’t feel comfortable, but instead of giving into pressure—she just said it wasn’t her thing and left. Has her career suffered? I don’t think so!
4) Stay Centered
You never hear about Rachel getting into cat fights with other girls over guys—and we think her calm and cool personality might come from her daily practice of kundalini yoga. When you take care of yourself and are happy in your life, there’s no need for extra drama!
5) Don’t Hate On Your Exes
Just weeks ago, Rachel was spotted having a happy, chatty lunch with her ex Ryan Gosling. It’s rumored that they had a tumultuous relationship on the set of The Notebook, but she’s not one to blab or hold a grudge!
Which of Rachel’s movies is your favorite? Are you a fan of her? Tell us in the comments.
This post written in partnership with Sony.