Rachel McAdams Reflects On Playing A Mother In Her New Movie: ‘Royal Privilege’

Rachel McAdams has recently opened up about playing the role of mother on and off screen.

Speaking with E! News, the Mean Girls star opened up about her role as the mother of a leading man in the upcoming film adaptation of Judy Blume’s novel Are You There, God? It’s me, Marguerite.

“It’s great to play a mom as a mom,” said the “The Vow” actress, who shares two children with partner Jamie Linden.

The Notebook actress stated, “I’ve played moms before in the past, probably in the last decade. But it’s a different experience when you’ve done it in your real life too.”

“It was great to bring that. You don’t have to work so hard or be so nervous because you don’t understand it,” the Red Eye actress explained.

Rachel added: “I always look forward to playing all kinds of different characters and playing a mother is a real privilege.”

While discussing her role in the new movie, the actress revealed that she could relate to both her characters, Barbara Simon, and the tween.

“I feel like it changes day by day. Some days I think, ‘I feel like I’m 12 and I don’t know what’s going on.’ And then other days you’re like, ‘I’m 44 and I still don’t know what’s going on,’” the 44-year-old commented.

At the end, Rachel added, “So, it’s just a constant ride, isn’t it?”

Meanwhile, the actress’s new film Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret opens in theaters today.