One of the best things about Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was the return of Christine Palmer, who appeared to have lived a truly happy life after the events in Avengers: Endgame. Although we got to see a lot of Christine in Doctor Strange 2, it looks like the character was expected to play an even bigger role in the sequel. Rachel McAdams has shared some new details about her role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe flick.
In Doctor Strange 2, we got to see two variants of Christine Palmer. The first one just got married in the original universe while the second one is an accomplished Illuminati scientist in a different universe. Interestingly, Rachel McAdams has revealed that she almost played more variants in the movie.
"It did change a little bit from what I was originally told, [which was] that it would be three different versions, and we wound up with two different versions in the end. But they said I'd be playing a very different version of the Christine Palmer I played in the first film, that I wasn't an emergency room doctor, just a completely different person with a completely different life experience," McAdams told Indiewire.
"Something I can do a little bit more damage in, action-wise," she said of the second variant. "She's definitely in a bit of a more fantastical world than the world of gritty emergency room in New York."
McAdams also admitted that she enjoyed playing the second Christine Palmer variant.
"I love doing action. I love being physical as an actor. I find it kind of gets me out of my head and there's always something surprising that comes out of it. I grew up playing sports, so it's nice to kind of use your body and see if it still works the way it used to. And people love that stuff, so it's just really satisfying to get to participate in that way," she said.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Xochitl Gomez. The film is currently screening in theaters worldwide.