Rachel McAdams is a Canadian actress and activist. She is known for her beauty and versatility, starring in everything from The Notebook to True Detective. Here, MusicSnake Magazine put together a list of eight interesting facts you probably didn’t know about the actress.

Number One: Rachel McAdams Is Allergic to Horses

This one is pretty self-explanatory. It must limit the types of cliched romantic comedy scenes Rachel can be in.

Number Two: The Actress Does Her Hollywood Meetings Over Skype

This makes sense for an actor living in Canada. Especially one who is famous enough to get away with it. But still, it shows how far removed the actress is from the desperate lifestyle of so many Hollywood actors and actresses.

Number Three: She Has Her Own Environmentalist Website

It’s called Green is Sexy, and she launched the site in ’07. It offers environmental tips for those who want to live greener lifestyles and decrease their carbon footprints.

Number Four: Rachel McAdams Has Trained in Knife Fighting

Maybe unsurprisingly, the actress didn’t do this for pleasure. She did it for a role, as her character in True Detective used a knife in most of her fights.

Number Five: She Was a Longtime Employee of McDonald’s

Maybe all of her time spent working at McDonalds as a kid has contributed to her focus on healthy living as an adult. She actually worked at the chain for 3 consecutive summers growing up.

Number Six: McAdams Was Once Knocked Unconscious On Set

Red Eye might have been a slightly traumatic shooting experience for the actress. During one take, action Cillian Murphy threw her into a different place than where he was supposed to and she hit her head. She was unconscious for a full half hour, which must have been pretty damn frightening to wake up to.

Number Seven: Rachel Wrote a Letter to Her Parents Announcing She Wanted to Act

When Rachel was just 7 y.o. she wrote a letter to her parents announcing she wanted to act. Her parents might not have taken it too seriously at the time, but they did enroll her in acting camp. And the rest is history.

Number Eight: She Has Tried to Play Unlikable Women

Despite her success as a romantic lead, the actress has always sought unlikable roles. Two of these have been in Mean Girls (even though she didn’t audition for that part) and in True Detective. Thanks for reading!

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