Rachel McAdams finds being cute ''a little dull''.
The 'Spotlight' actress loves getting involved in planning her characters and finding the right wardrobe for them because she'd prefer to be interesting than pretty.
She said: ''I love those preliminary conversations about who a character is.
''You try on wigs, shoes and clothes. It's preferable when it's not about looking pretty. It can get a little dull to just be cute.
''We talk about things, like maybe my character can't afford these Christian Louboutins. The stylist will say, 'No one will notice'. And I'm like, 'Everyone knows that red-bottomed shoe.''
In 'Spotlight', Rachel, 37, plays Boston Globe reporter Sacha Pfeiffer, who helped expose a child abuse scandal in the Catholic church in 2001, and was fascinated to have a real person to base her character on.
She told LOOK magazine: ''I spent a lot of time with her. I've never played a living person before, so I tried to study her mannerisms, the way she walked and many small things - like how she spoke to her colleagues, how she dressed and the way she sat at her desk.''