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February 09, 2016

Come Feb. 28th, the Spotlight will shift onto Rachel McAdams, a top contender for the Actress in a Supporting Role Oscar. Her standout talent is one to recognized, but let’s be honest, it’s her red carpet gown that we’ll zero in on for sport. And while she always turns heads—check out the experimental Prada frock she wore to the 88th Oscars Nominees Luncheon Monday afternoon (above)—it’s what happens once she’s home that’s surprising.

“It’s always really not glamorous when you go home at the end of the night. Like, so sad,” she told reporters inside of the pre-awards show luncheon yesterday in Beverly Hills, Calif. “You just like fall on the floor in a puddle. Fun, it’s so fun, but you really do feel like you turn into a pumpkin. Go from Cinderella to a pumpkin, in the best way.”

McAdams might not feel dolled up once the red carpet showdown is over, but there’s no denying she knows how to make the most of the frenetic energy that comes with each show. Her best kept, behind-the-scenes secret? “I shouldn’t say this out loud because Elie Saab might kill me, but I had a great photo shoot with my sister’s Chihuahua on the dress after the SAG Awards, with the SAG Award,” she revealed. “Don’t tell anyone. She’s tiny, so it was fine.”

—With reporting by Brandi Fowler