When Rachel McAdams first moved to Los Angles, she auditioned to play Nancy Drew in a TV pilot, but didn’t get the job. However, McAdams credits being devastated over losing the part that helped her land her first movie, The Hot Chick.
The Hot Chick is a 2002 released comedy, directed & written by Tom Brady (not that Tom Brady) and starring Rob Schneider, Rachel McAdams, and Anna Faris. The movie is about a young girl whose physical appearance is mysteriously swapped with that of a 30 year old criminal and she must find a way to get her original body back again. Depending on who you ask, the storyline of movie is either surprisingly funny, or surprisingly horrible. It received a 5.3 imdb rating and grossed $7,401,146 in the boxoffice in its opening weekend.
“It allowed me to be really relaxed,” McAdams saYS. “Having to switch bodies with Schneider made The Hot Chick “one of the hardest jobs I’ve had to date,” she admits.
McAdams adds, “I really have to thank Rob Schneider for that launching pad” (referring to the movie). Just to recap, Rachel McAdams is in debt to Rob Schneider for her career, and Rob Schneider has Adam Sandler to thank for his career. Meaning, if not for Adam Sandler, there’s no Regina George.
I know, right? Can you even imagine life without those famous Regina George taglines we’ve memorized and used to death? I mean, it’s practically a national pastime. Introducing new phrases into our vocab like “fetch” and “that’s not a thing.” The movie Mean Girls follows Cady Heron (played by Lindsay Lohan), a homeschooled girl who spent 15 years living with her family in Africa. Entering public school for the first time, she meets the “meanest” of her classmates, “the Plastics” (played by Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, and Amanda Seyfried). Cady joins the Plastics and eventually gets assimilated into the group of the three girls. But she later plots to bring them down.
So, join us as we say “thank you,” Adam Sandler for Rob Schneider, and “thank you,” Rob Schneider for Regina George and “thank you,” Regina George for all your amazing quips, and also thank you Rob Schneider for Elle King, while we’re dishin out gratitude!