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McAdams: Curtis is the real deal

Rachel McAdams has revealed that Richard Curtis is the "full package", because he writes and directs.

The Canadian actress gushed about the British filmmaker after she worked with him on the romantic drama About Time, which he has hinted could be the last film he directs.

"I think he really puts his heart on his sleeve but it's always a little tongue-in-cheek. It never gets too serious but there's a certain melancholic quality that we can all relate to," she said.

"They're very well-rounded films and they make you feel like giving all your favourite people a big hug when you walk out of the cinema. He puts together these great ensembles too, and he creates these wacky, interesting supporting characters."

She added: "Nobody does it better than him. He's the full package and the real deal."

Rachel, who stars alongside Domhnall Gleeson and Bill Nighy in the film, previously said it would be a "travesty" if About Time did turn out to be the last film Richard directs.

"That would be a travesty. He's also working very hard to save the world, so it's a tough call. I would love for him to keep on making movies but he's so involved in Comic Relief and his heart is really in that place," she said.

"But I think he'll always write and create art - he's too much of a wonderful talent not to do that so I don't think we've seen the last of the Richard Curtis films."

About Time will open in cinemas on September 6.

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