Rachel McAdams on Red Eye: Its a Wes Craven thriller. Its basically a two-hander with Cillian Murphy [Scarecrow in Batman Begins] whos a fantastic Irish actor. Imagine him in a thriller on an airplane being that creepy, too. It was terrifying. We meet and have this little flirtation and wind up sitting together on the plane. The plane takes off and he reveals his true character and his real plot, and Im terrorized for the rest of the film.
Two People, One Plane - Keeping the Story Going: To sustain that kind of energy was really tough. I would go home at night and I would be so tense. I was getting massages all the time because I was [sore], which is just so awful. It was really rough, but youre just clenching. And sitting in the same seat for like a month at a time. Its not a horror. There are no demons. Nothing supernatural. Its like a psychological thriller.
No First Class Accommodations: [We were] in coach all the way. No luxury here.
On Wes Cravens State of Mind: I think he was ready for a departure. Ready to make this psychological thriller and excited about just working with Cillian and I. He seemed very excited to do it. I know the Cursed process was a long one so I think he was just excited to move on and start something new.
Rachel McAdams Faces Her Fears: Im getting worse the older I get. I didnt get on a plane until I was 22. My first film was shot in Italy and I flew first class on Alitalia and I was like, This isnt so bad. Seven course meals and I was at the front of the plane, but I was terrified when the turbulence came because I wasnt expecting it. Nobody had prepared me. Were dying. Its my first flight and were gonna die. Isnt that funny? I looked behind me and the whole cabin was fast asleep. Lately I cant handle the turbulence. I think its because I fly so much Im just assuming Im pushing my luck.
On How She Avoided Flying Until She Was 22: I live in a small town in Ontario and we would drive to Florida for our summer vacations. Its a long drive, but we had one of those big Crown Victorias and it was pretty spacious.
On Her Red Eye Character: Rachel McAdams was one of the mean girls in Mean Girls and will be playing someone not so nice in The Family Stone. But in Red Eye as with Wedding Crashers and The Notebook, McAdams gets to play the nice girl. Shes just fighting for her life most of the time, said McAdams. McAdams admits she prefers the not-so-nice characters saying theyre way more fun to play.
Red Eye is distributed by DreamWorks Pictures and is rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence, and language.