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Rachel McAdams flaunts hard abs on red carpet

Rachel McAdams chose to wear a stomach-baring black dress to the Southpaw premiere on Monday night.

The 36-year-old Canadian actress stars in the drama alongside Jake Gyllenhaal.

The movie centres on a boxer who goes into a drug fuelled spiral after losing his murdered wife, played by Rachel.

But Rachel was all smiles at the New York City debut of the film on the evening of Monday July 20.

She decided to wear a little black dress to the occasion that was anything but traditional. The piece featured a keyhole cut right over her stomach area, which showed off her toned abs. The off-the-shoulder garment was selected by Los Angeles-based celebrity fashion stylists Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn, who also decked their client out in diamond jewellery and strappy, open-toe stilettos for the occasion.

Rachel previously spoke about the training she underwent while preparing for her role in Southpaw.

“I figured [my character] Maureen would understand boxing really well. She'd make it her business to know it,” she told USA Today. “Jake came and watched me box in the ring. I practiced. I wasn't fighting. I definitely wasn’t fighting. I just tried to pick it up. Nowhere near the extent that Jake did. It was an excuse to sweat and get in shape. It's a total head to toe workout. You do one three-minute round and you’re toast.”

Rachel also stars in HBO show True Detective.

In a recent episode she filmed a physically gruelling scene that was so tough on the body, the actress puked on set.

“It was my own fault [that I vomited],” she told Variety. “I had been drinking that Emergen-C [vitamins pack] and going hard to just try to keep my energy up. Not a good combination, the running and that.”

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