Rachel McAdams Donates $10,000 To The Hospital In Her London, Ontario Hometown
Her mom worked as a nurse for 38 years!
She's totally not a mean girl! Rachel McAdams donated $10,000 to the London Health Sciences Centre in her hometown. She shared that her mom was a hospital worker for decades with friends still working there today.
The 41-year-old participated in the Heroes of Health: COVID-19 Stream-a-thon last week. According to The London Free Press, she was "unveiled late as the event’s mystery special guest" where she contributed to the $50,000 donation goal which gives back to healthcare workers.
Speaking to emcee J Stevens of Virgin Radio, McAdams said, "My mom worked at University Hospital for 38 years and still has a lot of friends working there today. So she was really excited and touched personally that so many people checked in with this today."
The actress was born in London to parents Sandra Kay, a nurse, and Lance Frederick McAdams, a truck driver and furniture mover, per IMDb. She was raised in St. Thomas and eventually graduated from York University in Toronto with a B.F.A. in theatre.
During the Heroes of Health live-stream, McAdams also spoke about her two-year-old son who she shares with.
Though she's normally very tight-lipped about her personal life, the Mean Girls star shared that her son, who was born in April 2018, is "a very welcome distraction".
"So that's pretty much what I do all the time. He's so entertaining! I thought about that like, 'Would I rather be alone in quarantine or with my family?' You know, there are days sure, but I mean I would be so bored without him around to make it so fun," McAdams shared.
She added, "We live sort of out in the country, there is a little farm down the road, so we can go to it and look at the animals. We've been doing some planting, some okra. Well, I mean, I do the planting and he eats snacks most of the day."
Fans of the very iconic Mean Girls can rejoice because McAdams even hinted that she would be down for a sequel to the 2004 comedy.
"It would be fun to play Regina George later in her life and see where life took her," she told J Stevens.
Entertainment Weekly claims that back in 2016, she also shared that she thinks Regina would have babies "plotting [her] demise in the womb."
Though there are no set plans for a Mean Girls reunion, you can look forward to seeing McAdams on-screen in Eurovision coming to Netflix this June.
You can watch McAdams' full Heroes of Health: COVID-19 Stream-a-thon interview beginning at the 4 hour and nine-minute mark below.