Many actors and actresses have realized that television is a better medium for story telling and characterization than movies. Because of this, many of them have given up on cinema and secured themselves roles on award-winning shows. Television isn’t just for established actors – there are many up and coming stars that get roles on great shows and are catapulted into stardom as a result. Right now, television is just so hot and it is probably going to keep getting more and more popular. This is why many actresses who primarily did movies have headed back to the small screen, including these 7 ladies!
7. Rachel McAdams
Back in the mid 2000s, Rachel McAdams was considered an “It girl.” She had starred in a number of commercially successful movies and she seemed well on her way to becoming a successful actress. In the midst of this, she took a break. Since coming back to Hollywood, things haven’t quite been the same for her. She’s starred in a number of romantic comedies, as well as a few dramas, but she hasn’t secured any really good, meaty parts in a long time. She changed all of that, however, when she accepted a role on the crime drama “True Detective,” alongside Vince Vaughn, Collin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch. This show was great for Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson’s careers, as they both received Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations for their performances.
Going back to television is one of the smartest decisions that Rachel has ever made. She wasn’t getting any good roles in films, so “True Detective” was probably too good for her to pass up.Everett Collection / Shutterstock.com