• Wed, May 26 2010

Rachel McAdams As The Next Julia Roberts? Doubtful.

Today Vulture wrote a piece calling Notebook star Rachel McAdams the new Julia Roberts, which I guess would usurp Roberts position as “America’s Sweetheart,” a prize which she’s held ever since she pried it from Meg Ryan‘s cold, silicone-infused hands. The logic is that McAdams is “not only likable and charming, but also extremely bankable.” Which sure, is true. I mean, that’s also a very short list. We have McAdams and Katherine Heigl, and the latter is thought of as kind of a bitch. But what about Zooey Deschanel? Too sarcastic? Kristen Bell? Kirsten Dunst? Or maybe McAdams’ Mean Girls costar, Amanda Seyfried? The point here is that there is a generational difference between the people who went to see movies because there were “nice” girls in it…the young stars of today are either train wrecks (ala Lohan) or are indie kids who we love for their snarkiness (Kat Dennings, Chloe Sevigny, Evan Rachel Wood). Maybe we don’t need a next America’s Sweetheart, because we grew up on Winona, not Julia.

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  • Highball

    We don’t need another Julia Roberts, Rachel is just better and different

  • http://www.facebook.com/Angelof6 Angel McMillan

    I love Julia…I thought Rachel was like in her 30′s so not such a gap between her and the ” Pretty Woman” to call her a replacement ?