"There were a lot of cooks in the kitchen, a lot of voices around me, and I wanted to step away so I could hear my own voice again", Mc Adams said in 2013."Truthfully, I never really wanted to be a big movie star.She returned to prominence in 2009 by appearing in the political thriller State of Play, the science-fiction romantic drama The Time Traveler's Wife, and the mystery action-adventure film Sherlock Holmes.
Mc Adams rose to fame in 2004 with the comedy Mean Girls and the romantic drama The Notebook.
In 2005, she starred in the romantic comedy Wedding Crashers, the psychological thriller Red Eye, and the comedy-drama The Family Stone.
Craven has said Mc Adams was the only actress he considered for the part.
while Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times asserted that "she brings more presence and credibility to her role than is really expected; she acts without betraying the slightest awareness that she's inside a genre.
After graduating from a four-year theatre program at York University in 2001, she worked in Canadian television and film productions such as the drama film Perfect Pie (2002), for which she received a Genie Award nomination, the comedy film My Name Is Tanino (2002), and the comedy series Slings and Arrows, for which she won a Gemini Award.