But then she speaks and you realize that she has been around because she carries herself with such grace and so much composure. You don't see tabloids with Rachel on the cover screaming blatant lies, and that's maybe because she just doesn't live that way. Did I mention she was extremely pretty too? If just for that, I crush her already.
1. She's just a normal girl
Sure, she's this Hollywood actress, but for some reason I feel like I can relate to her. And that doesn't happen a lot. Despite her beauty and her presence on camera, when she's out of the movies, I feel like she's just this normal girl with an abnormal job. She's
2. She has her own flair and style
Not exactly the girl to grace the best dressed lists, but she owns whatever she's wearing. Whether she's blond with a pink streak or brunette or even a redhead, this girl can pull it off effortlessly. And because she's not so tall (though still taller than me), it's nice to see what she wears cause it gives me hope that I too can dress pretty despite my shortness.
3. She makes movies she likes (and I like!)
I'm sure she'd love to win Academy Awards one day, but for now I love how she's got a nice mix of movies under her belt. From her mean yet loveable Regina George in Mean Girls to the really sweet but confused sister in Wedding Crashers to the tough cookie Amy in The Family Stone to the claustrophobic passenger in Red Eye and of course the epic Allie in The Notebook, girl proves she's got some range. And seeing her in the upcoming The Time Traveller's Wife is making me really excited.
4. She's not so domesticated
I can't cook to save my life and it's nice to know despite her awesomeness, she can't really do it all either. Admitting to this really made me crush her more because I can totally relate to her on that level of her culinary ineptitude-ness. Score one for the undomesticated!!! Our numbers shall rise.
5. She doesn't consider herself an IT girl
How can you not fall for her after this? Despite the fact that she did become an IT Girl at one point in her career, she didn't live up to the notorious side of that name by partying it out every night or just making a round of being tabloid fodder. It's wonderful to see someone who isn't into that kind of scene and just into their career.