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Rachel McAdams: The Hot Chick Striptease Was 'One of the Scariest Moments of My Career'

Rachel McAdams: The Hot Chick Striptease Was 'One of the Scariest Moments of My Career'
Rachel McAdams
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07/22/2014 08:45AM

Rachel McAdams's biggest acting challenge came during one of her very first roles.

The actress made her big-screen debut in 2002's raunchy The Hot Chick, playing a high school cheerleader who accidentally swaps bodies with Rob Schneider's character. And filming the climactic strip-club scene wasn't as effortless as it looked.

"I remember standing backstage, dressed like a mechanic. I had a pink bikini on underneath, grease on my face, and I just remember breathing deep and thinking, Oh, my God, I have to go out there and do this striptease, as a man … as a woman," she recalls in Allure's August issue, on newsstands July 29.

Rachel McAdams: The Hot Chick Striptease Was 'One of the Scariest Moments of My Career'| Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams in The Hot Chick

"How did I get here? It was probably one of the scariest moments I've had in my career," she continues. "It stretched me in ways I could have never imagined. Literally."



McAdams, 35, has since moved on to more mature projects, costarring with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in A Most Wanted Man. "He really took me under his wing," she tells the magazine. But after starring in romances, comedies and everything in between, the last thing she wants is to be typecast.

"I'm hoping it's going to be complicated and have lots of dead ends and corners and sharp turns," The Notebook leading lady says of her career. "I hope it can't be summed up too easily when I'm done."



Rachel McAdams: The Hot Chick Striptease Was 'One of the Scariest Moments of My Career'| Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams in Allure

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As for 2004's Mean Girls, which truly shot her into celebrity stardom, McAdams denies rumors that she intimidated a young Lindsay Lohan on set.

"If anything, I was in awe of her talent," she says. "I looked at her as this experienced actor, and she had great comedic timing, so natural. It's just funny to hear that because you never know what people are thinking. We all try to act like we've got it together."

For more on McAdams's cover shoot, head to Allure's website. A Most Wanted Man hit theaters Friday.

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