Why Rachel McAdams Says No To Instagram But Yes To Marvel

By Apeksha Bagchi | 3 weeks ago

While Rachel McAdams did enter the Hollywood scene with her spotlight-stealing breakout role in Mean Girls as the vain Regina George, the 43-year-old actress hardly shares many traits with her most popular character to date. It is easy to imagine Regina being the queen of social media and treating her fans with snippets from her private life, but for Rachel McAdams, the allure of Instagram, Facebook, etc has never been strong enough.At a time when Hollywood actors are joining the social media bandwagon to connect more with their fans, why is a Rachel McAdams Instagram not a thing?

WHY NO SOCIAL MEDIA FOR RACHEL MCADAMS?

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Back in 2009, while promoting her then-upcoming film State of Play, Rachel McAdams shared with People that while her fellow celebrities were busy making their profiles on different social media platforms, she was pretty clueless about it all and was even unaware about Twitter! In fact, the actress revealed at the time that she is very much disconnected from the outside world as she doesn’t have a television and is also bad at responding to e-mails. 

“I listen to the news on the radio. I don’t have a television and I am really bad at e-mail,” Rachel McAdams had shared. [It was] only [recently] that I heard about Twitter for the first time, and it’s all I’ve heard about since. I’m really ignorant.” More than a decade has passed since McAdams made this surprising admission and while she is still not on any social media pages and you can’t find a Rachel McAdams Instagram, we are expecting that she at least has a television now or hopefully a Netflix account!

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And it isn’t just social media pages that she stays away from. In a chat with Glamour, Rachel McAdams had admitted that she actively refrains from reading news stories about herself and other celebrities, which included not knowing that Ryan Gosling, whom she dated from 2005-2007, had become a huge feminist icon at the time and was the hot topic of social media debates. She had clarified that despite being a celebrity and knowing that she is always in the public eye, she likes “having a life outside work.” Of course, this is why fans wish there was a Rachel McAdams Instagram account, so they could know more about that life.

The only time when Rachel McAdams ever interacted with the online world was when she was running an eco-friendly lifestyle website, called greenissexy.org, from 2007 to 2011. Other than that, the actress has remained true to her initial dibs on privacy over flaunting her personal life, or even promoting some of Rachel McAdams’ movies using Instagram. In fact, she has kept every aspect of her current relationship with American screenwriter Jamie Linden under such tight wraps that no one came to know when she gave birth to her first child, a baby boy, in April 2018.

The big news was confirmed when she sat down for a chat with The Sunday Times in November that year and shared how bringing a life into this world has been the “greatest thing that’s ever happened to me.” But even now, neither the name of the couple’s child is known nor are there any publicly available pictures of their firstborn. (A Rachel McAdams Instagram would solve this, lol.) In fact, the actress is already a mom to baby number two! The Red Eye actress was captured by the paparazzi last year in August leaving a children’s store in Los Angeles with her baby bump on display. 

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But following her strict rules when it comes to sharing her private life, the actress never confirmed or denied the news. In a chat with USA Today in 2018, Rachel McAdams once again stressed that she values her privacy above anything else and isn’t even aware of how to maneuver social media platforms to sell her “brand.” 

“I’m not a great self-promoter, I wasn’t good at selling Girl Guide cookies or Christmas wrapping paper,” she said.

As of now, there are no official Rachel McAdams Instagram or Twitter accounts but there are many fan accounts like Rachel McAdams Daily, Rachel McAdams Club, @rachelmcadams1, etc that diligently share information about the actress. So, until the actress decides to hop on to the social media frenzy many other celebs have already surrendered to, such fansites are our only salvation!

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After starting her career with the 2001 series The Famous Jett Jackson, Rachel McAdams became a Hollywood A-lister with films like Mean Girls, The Notebook, Wedding Crashers, The Hot Chick, etc. The Oscar-nominated actress was last seen in Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga and will next appear in the comedy-drama Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret as well as reprise her role as Christine Palmer in Marvel’s Doctor Strange and The Multiverse of Madness.

Apart from her blockbuster film career, Rachel McAdam’s love life has been equally starry as it included much-publicized relationships with actors like Ryan Gosling, Michael Sheen, Josh Lucas, etc. But despite living with the usual celebrity bane of courting constant paparazzi attention and having fans that would love to know about her personal life, the actress’ opinion about starting her own Rachel McAdams Instagram or other online accounts hasn’t changed over the years. 

STILL NO SOCIAL MEDIA, BUT A RETURN TO MARVEL

After appearing in the 2016 Marvel hit, Doctor Strange, Rachel McAdams, with no Instagram, is finally back in the MCU. Returning to her role as Dr. Christine Palmer, the now ex-love of Stephen Strange, Rachel McAdams was at first surprised to be asked to come back, but when asked, she did so most willingly.

In Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, the title pretty much says it all. There is plenty of madness to go along with multiverse hopping and Rachel McAdams plays a big part of it. Her relationship with Stephen Strange is much different than when we last saw the couple and bouncing through the multiverse does not help matters.

Although it has been six years since Rachel McAdams set foot in the MCU, technically she returned earlier. Last year she lent her voice to the Disney+ animated series, What If, in the episode titled, What If…Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead of His Hands? The episode was very well received by fans.

The actress, who is famously absent from any sort of social media, is ready for anything the multiverse has to offer, though she isn’t sure if, or when, she may make another appearance. In the meantime, Rachel McAdams has backed off a busy schedule and has been taking things at a much slower pace. Not having a Rachel McAdams Instagram page certainly helps with this.

The actress, who is well known for films like Mean Girls, The Notebook, the underrated Red Eye, the hilarious Wedding Crashers, and the Sherlock Holmes franchise, has one film waiting in the wings. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret will see Rachel McAdams play Barbara Simon, Margaret’s mother. Abby Ryder Fortson will take on the role of Margaret, with the film being based on the 1970 Judy Blume novel of the same name. The film follows sixth-grader Margaret and her family as they move from New York City to the suburbs of New Jersey. There Margaret begins her journey of faith, trying to figure out her own religious identity in a home that has one Christian parent and one Jewish parent.

So Rachel McAdams and Instagram aren’t a mix, but there are plenty of other places to catch the actress these days. Social media just isn’t one of them.